Wisconsin-based Bemis completes expansion at Monterrey plant
Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Bemis Contract Group has completed an expansion of its Monterrey, Mexico facility that positions the company to better serve its growing customer base in this region. The expansion increases Bemis’ manufacturing footprint adding presses and further advancing Bemis’ technical manufacturing capabilities in Mexico.
The 55,000 square foot expansion houses three new presses in the 1,000 to 1,500 tons range, as well as a multi-barrel machine to enhance both product innovation and processing performance.
Along with the addition of a new 2,600 ton press in 2015, the Monterrey location now has the depth and breadth of press sizes and technologies to effectively serve a wide range of OEM customers. According to Arturo Meza, Operations Director at the facility, the infrastructure expansion is a natural continuation of Bemis’ presence and commitment to growth in Mexico.
“We are excited to deliver the same kinds of innovative molding solutions to our customers in Mexico that we offer at our other Bemis locations. In addition, the plant infrastructure can now support presses as large as 4,400 tons as our customers and their needs evolve.”
According to Doug Odell, Vice President of Sales for the Contract Group, “Bemis is known for being innovative and for helping customers design manufacturing solutions, often to complex manufacturing challenges. It’s important for us to be in proximity of our customers and deliver advanced manufacturing solutions to our customers in Mexico.”
The facility, which is an FDA-registered manufacturing site and ISO 13485-certified for medical devices will also be ISO 9001 certified in 2018. “Our goal is to not only serve our current customers, but to expand into new markets that are growing in this region. We’re excited to have the equipment, technologies and team to do so effectively,” Meza said.
The Monterrey operation employs about 160 people on three shifts, six days a week. The company expects to add to the workforce as it grows, but declined to provide a figure.