Schunk to install plant in Querétaro

Schunk to install plant in Querétaro

GERMANY - German company Schunk will invest more than US$11.5 million in the installation of a plant in Querétaro, where it will produce gripping systems and fastening technology for traditional mechanical engineering.

The announcement was made by Kristina Schunk, CEO of the company, and CTO, Chief Technology Officer, who met with officials from Querétaro within the framework of Hannover Messe, the most important industrial transformation event in Europe.

Kristina Schunk explained that the new plant is expected to generate 250 highly professional jobs. They are also looking for talent, which is why they are still interested in the ecosystem offered by the state in terms of universities and academies.

The CEO of the company recalled that the beginnings of the company in Querétaro date back to the year 2000. Seven years ago they decided to invest in a project that achieved its consolidation thanks to the trust towards Mexicans, who, she said, stand out for their “just do it” mentality, in addition to having the closeness of their customers.

“We decided to make another big investment with a plant where we have different disciplines from the engineering side to sales and production, and we decided to make another investment,” he emphasized.

Schunk, founded in 1945 by Friedrich Schunk as a small mechanical workshop, produces gripping systems and clamping technology. For more than 30 years, it has been supplying customers in the medical technology and laboratory automation sectors with standard products and customized solutions.

In addition to individual high-tech components, it provides intelligent complete solutions for robotic systems as well as for a wide variety of production and automation processes. Everything from a single source for every customer application.