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Clare Goldsberry

March 24, 2016

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Frimo opens new location in Mexico

The automotive industry in Mexico is fast becoming a global powerhouse, and there is increasing need for Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers to help boost the OEM supply chain. The Frimo Group (Wixom, MI) announced the opening of a new location to serve the company’s automotive industry customers in Mexico. Frimo is a global developer and supplier of system solutions in the manufacture of high-quality, fiber-reinforced plastics. The company supplies tooling and machinery, as well as the accompanying automation and finishing systems.

Frimo’s new production site in Puebla, Mexico, will add to the company’s global footprint, which includes facilities in Europe, the United States and China. The new facility features a 21,000-square-foot production area and more than 7,500 square feet of office space.

Production has already begun, and the company expects to hire 35 people over the course of this year to produce, refurbish and maintain tools and systems for the automotive industry. Experienced technicians will provide emergency services with even quicker response times for local customers. Frimo places great emphasis on hiring qualified staff and providing first-class in-house training.

Puebla, located in the heart of Mexico, is the capital of the central Mexican state of Puebla with a population of about 1.5 million. A Volkswagen plant was established here in 1964, helping to make the area a center for automotive production.

The new production site will be established under the direction of Frimo Inc. and is primarily intended to concentrate on local services and expanding production capacities of the Wixom, MI, location. The entire range of Frimo technologies will be available: Tools, systems and complete production solutions for polyurethane (PU) processing, including all secondary operations.

Local management will include General Manager Sascha Gehmann and Production Manager Wolfgang Kleingunther.

FRIMO’s product portfolio includes PU processing, flexible trimming, punching, pressing, forming, thermoforming, laminating, edge-folding, joining and gluing. Tailor-made tools, machinery and systems are available as separate or turnkey solutions.

About the Author(s)

Clare Goldsberry

Until she retired in September 2021, Clare Goldsberry reported on the plastics industry for more than 30 years. In addition to the 10,000+ articles she has written, by her own estimation, she is the author of several books, including The Business of Injection Molding: How to succeed as a custom molder and Purchasing Injection Molds: A buyers guide. Goldsberry is a member of the Plastics Pioneers Association. She reflected on her long career in "Time to Say Good-Bye."

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