Synthetic rubber manufacturer QSR to start operations in Queretaro
Quality Synthetic Rubber Inc. will start operations at a manufacturing facility in Queretaro on November 15. According to a press release, the plant is projected to create 135 jobs.
The unit is set to manufacture primarily silicone electrical connector seals and insulators for industrial applications, mainly automotive and aerospace.
The 65,000 square feet plant will have an initial capital equipment investment of US$ 3 million for the first year. The site has room for an additional 65,000 square feet to expand further.
Right now QSR’s facility will serve its industrial customers, but the firm has the capability to serve the medical market through its Qure Medical arm if demand requires it. All it would take is some additional investments to secure the appropriate medical-related certifications.
Electrical protection and management systems is Q’s largest area of focus, and about 80 percent of the firm’s overall business deals with silicone parts. But medical and aerospace are fast growing markets for QSR, recently receiving AS 9000 certification for the aerospace industry.
Queretaro is quickly becoming known for aerospace, thanks largely to Bombardier’s decision to locate an aerospace engineering and production facility there.