Watlow Mexico inaugurates new production plant in Queretaro
QUERETARO, QRO – The US Company Watlow Mexico inaugurated its fourth production plant in Queretaro, which had an investment of US$21 million and will generate more than 1,315 direct jobs.
With the opening of this plant, located in the municipality of El Marques, the company plans to expand its production line of electric heaters and sensors. In addition, the project includes an administrative office complex to provide service to its global customers from Queretaro.
The honorary CEO of Watlow Mexico, Peter Desloge, acknowledged the contribution of the Queretaro workforce to the company’s success, which since its arrival in the state in 1994 has contributed to making Watlow the leading company in thermal-industrial technology in the world.
Desloge also pointed out that the four plants in Queretaro, as a whole, employ more than 2,500 employees. In this context, he announced that to support the growth of the working community, the company will donate US$300,000 to provide scholarships to families in the state.
For his part, the CEO of Watlow Mexico’s Queretaro plant, Rob Gilmore, said he was proud of the growth the company has achieved in the state. He emphasized that during the last five years they have invested more than US$30 million for the development of products and new production process equipment.
The governor of Queretaro, Mauricio Kuri Gonzalez, was present at the inauguration of the Watlow plant, where he celebrated the materialization of this project that means, he said, injections of resources for the state and sources of quality employment for Queretaro families.
“Companies like these are a source of pride for Queretaro and for Mexico, and Queretaro does not bet on cheap labor, it bets on skilled labor,” said the state president.
Source: Lider Empresarial