Milacron LLC, a global supplier of plastics processing technologies, announced an open house at its new technology center, which combines machinery sales, and aftermarket parts and services in one location. The new facility is located in the Benito Juarez Industrial Park in Queretaro, Mexico, an area where manufacturing for automotive and aerospace is booming.
Michael Ferlic, Milacron’s VP of sales for Latin America, told PlasticsToday that the move into the new 12,000-sq-ft facility was necessitated by higher demand for after-sales support on much of the plastics processing machinery that is currently being transferred to Mexico, both used and new.
“We have experienced over the past few years, customers that are really looking into having their facilities closer to the U.S. than Asia affords,” said Ferlic. “We have some customers transferring older machinery from Asia to Mexico. That’s one of the reasons we relocated to this new facility in Queretaro. We’re re-evaluating our spare parts for the local market as well. In Mexico, customers don’t always come to us to tell us they’re transferring machines from their other plants to plants in Mexico. We have the opportunity that when all these transferred machines hit the Mexican market, they need to be taken care of in terms of parts and service.”