After two expansions into Eastern Europe earlier his year, and multiple other developments in Eastern Europe in the past years, packaging processor Greiner has turned its compass on its head and now opened a new corporate facility for the Americas in Mexico. Production at the new site, located in Apodaca, a municipality within Monterrey, started this month. This is Greiner's first processing facility outside of Europe and the processor indicates it will be the first of several.
The official name of the business in Mexico is Greiner Assistec SA de CV. Willi Eibner, CEO of Greiner Packaging International (Kremsmünster, Austria), said, "In Monterrey, we have rented a hall of about 2000m2 on a long-term basis. Moreover, we have the option of prolonging the rental agreement and more than doubling the production area." The managing director of the new independent subsidiary is Gerald Bernecker. By the beginning of 2011, Greiner Assistec SA de CV plans to employ a staff of 40 people, with the crew running a stable of European-brand injection molding machines....