Five years after creating a subsidiary in the country and nearly three decades since it first began operations there, Arburg inaugurated its newest facility in Querétaro, Mexico on June 12. The new purpose-built 620-sq-m (6700-sq-ft) structure represents an investment of approximately Euro 437,500 ($572,250), Arburg told PlasticsToday.
Construction work began in early December 2012, and the company was able to move into the new premises at Navex Inmobiliaria's Juárez industrial park in April 2013. The structure was built to Arburg's corporate design standards by Navex Constructora.
Growth in the Mexican market prompted Arburg to create its own subsidiary with trading partners in the country in 2008, but its history in Mexico goes back the 1980s. Employees at Arburg SA de CV numbered six when the subsidiary began five years ago and currently stand at 14, with plans to be at 16 by year's end.