Bemis Completes Expansion of Monterrey, Mexico Facility
Wisconsin-based manufacturer, Bemis Mfg. Co. 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.
55,000 square foot expansion
The 55,000 square foot expansion houses three new presses in the 1000 to 1500 ton range, as well as a multi-barrel machine to enhance both product innovation and processing performance. Along with the addition of a new 2600 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 4400 tons as our customers and their needs evolve.”
According to Doug Odell, Vice President of Sales for the Contract Group, “The expansion does not represent a shift away from Bemis’ other contract facilities in Lenoir, NC and Sheboygan Falls, WI, which are also both experiencing significant growth. 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.
For more than 60 years, Bemis Contract Group has been inspired by the visions of its world-class OEM customers. Integrating broad and deep competencies, a culture of innovation and advanced manufacturing technologies, Bemis is committed to continually meet the evolving needs of customers across multiple industries. With three state-of-the-art facilities and more than 2 million square feet of production capacity, Bemis augments innovation with the responsiveness, agility and ability to scale that its customers need to get on top and stay there in fiercely competitive markets.