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Arburg shifts to direct presence in Mexico

Mexico City—Taking over the space and employees of its long-time partner in the country, Arburg (Lossburg, Germany) will now have a direct sales, service, and training presence in Mexico, specifically Mexico City. Arburg SA de CV, the Mexican subsidiary of the German injection molding machine maker, announced at the recently completed Plastimagen event (Mexico City; Centro Banamex; April 8-11) that it has essentially taken over the business of former trading partner, IPLYH, which it began working with in Mexico in the mid ‘90s. Arburg’s presence in Mexico goes back more than 20 years, according to Helmut Heinson, executive director of sales at the company, with 800 to 900 machines installed.
The business will have 10 employees, mostly carried over from IPLYH, including Juan Carlos Lachica, head of the former business who will continue in sales. The unit will be lead by Guillermo Fasterling, who has been in Mexico for nearly 20 years, working seven years with Arburg competitor Demag Plastics Group, and 10 with Husky Injection Molding Systems. Heinson and Fasterling both told MPW that Mexico represents a growth market for Arburg, with particular strength in the automotive, packaging, and medical markets, as well as what Arburg calls “technical molding.” Elsewhere in Latin America, Arburg has an office in Brazil.—[email protected]
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