SSI Schaefer starts packaging production in San Luis Potosi plant
The Packaging Systems Division of SSI Schaefer Systems International, a supplier of reusable packaging solutions, expanded production capabilities with a new manufacturing facility in San Luis Potosi.
SSI Schaefer Packaging, SA de CV, is strategically located in central Mexico, and is the newest addition for SSI Schaefer Group headquartered in Neunkirchen, Germany.
The plant will service existing and new clients located within Mexico. The new 8,500 square meter facility opened March 1, 2017, but held a grand opening celebration in April 26.
“We’re committed to being a long-term partner for our clients located within the region,” said Dave McCulloch, CEO of Schaefer Systems International’s packaging systems division.
“Schaefer innovates products for green logistics. It’s only fitting that we also practice sustainability too. The new facility drastically shortens delivery time while reducing logistical delivery costs for our clients located in and around Mexico. We chose San Luis Potosi for its excellent logistical location for both highway, rail transportation and its proximity to sea container port access,” continued McCulloch.
The grand opening celebration for SSI Schaefer Packaging, SA de CV was held with a ribbon cutting ceremony that included several local and regional dignitaries and both Dave McCulloch and Arnold Heuzen, CEO of Schaefer Systems International, Inc.
SSI Schaefer Packaging, SA de CV is one of two companies within Mexico for SSI Schaefer Holding. The new packaging fabrication plant will provide turn-key packaging solutions servicing the automotive, aerospace, home appliance, electronic, heavy-equipment, and recreation vehicle industries.
The investment made by the company into the state San Luis Potosi will generate approximately 50 jobs over the next several years.
SSI Schaefer Systems International provides storage, materials handling, logistics and reusable packaging, and waste technology solutions to businesses throughout North America.
The company designs and manufacturers innovative intralogistics storage and picking solutions for all types of industries as well as plastic containers, pallets, and waste and recycling carts.