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Hosting assembly production sites of ten global auto OEMs and numerous tier 1 suppliers, the automotive industry has a strong presence in Mexico, one reason for German manufacturer of polyurethane (PU) processing equipment Frimo to establish a production operation there.

February 25, 2016

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PU processing equipment vendor sets up in Mexico

Frimo Mexico; the latest addition to the
company's global footprint.

At present, the auto industry accounts for around 6% of the national GDP and 18% of manufacturing production. Auto production will reach an estimated four million vehicles by 2018 and five million by 2020.

The new Frimo site is located in Puebla, in the heart of Mexico, where a VW plant established in 1964 represents one of the centers for automotive production. Furthermore, Puebla is within close range of a majority of the automobile production clusters, including GM, Ford and Nissan, making it an optimal location for the company

A new building featuring a 2,000 m² production hall and 700 m² of office space was completed in record time and the location has already begun operating and will grow to a total of 35 employees over the course of this year. The site will produce, refurbish, and maintain tools and systems for the automotive industry. Furthermore, experienced technicians will provide emergency services with even quicker response times.

The entire range of Frimo technologies will be available: encompassing tools, systems, and complete production solutions for PU processing, flexible trimming, punching, pressing, forming, thermoforming, lamination, edge folding, and joining. Local management will include general manager Sascha Gehrmann and production manager Wolfgang Kleingünther.

The new Mexican site adds to Frimo's European locations, and operations in the Detroit area (USA) and in Shanghai (China). Until now, Frimo Inc. in Wixom, MI, covered all service activities for the Mexican market.

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