New Plant Boosts Materials Design Capabilities for Latin American Customers
CLINTON, Tenn., October 17, 2017 – Techmer PM announced today it will begin production in its new Querétaro, Mexico, facility in November. The plant will help meet growing demand for color, additives, and engineered compounds in key Latin American markets.
Similar to a U.S.-based Techmer PM production unit, the Querétaro facility was designed to create high-value technical products that meet demanding quality requirements. Techmer PM will double the size of the Querétaro facility to 120,000 square feet within the next two years. The plant is opening in November and will ramp up production through the first quarter of 2018. Techmer PM will hold a ribbon cutting ceremony early next year.
“We are really excited about the official opening of our Mexico facility,” said Guillermo Quijano, general manager of Latin American operations. “The new plant in Querétaro will enable us to directly serve customers with operations in Mexico, Central America, and South America, producing high-value technical products for challenging applications.”
To support the facility, Techmer PM is currently hiring and training employees. It plans to hire about 100 employees in the next three to five years. In addition, some of Techmer PM’s U.S. team members are moving to Querétaro to support the opening and ongoing growth.
“We prioritize investments that support our growing base of Latin American customers and offer a constant supply of innovative materials,” said Ryan Howley, president of Techmer PM. “This expansion is consistent with our promise to offer predictable quality, quick turnaround, and exemplary technical support and problem solving in every region where our customers operate.”
Techmer PM expects that, going forward, about 60 to 70 percent of materials developed at the Querétaro facility will be purchased by customers in Mexico. The rest will be exported to other Latin American countries. Customers span the automotive, agriculture, packaging, fibers, and nonwovens sectors, as well as new markets such as 3-D printing.
As part of Techmer PM’s commitment to the Latin American market, the company will exhibit for the first time at Plastimagen Mexico®, a leading Latin American plastics conference, on November 7-10 in Mexico City. Techmer PM will demonstrate TechmerVision, its web-based design tool that helps designers and engineers to innovate with the creation and application of new colors.
About Techmer PM
Techmer PM is a leading materials design company that works in partnership with plastics processors, OEMs, and designers to solve some of their most difficult business, manufacturing, and sustainability challenges. The company’s solutions modify the aesthetics as well as extend and maintain the physical properties of plastic products. The company designs custom solutions for customers to maximize performance through collaboration and by leveraging its leading-edge technology. Techmer PM was recognized by Plastics News on its “Best Places to Work” list in 2014, 2016, and 2017. Learn more by visiting techmerpm.com.