Auto supplier Plastomer launches Mexican operations
September 26, 2016 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Sept. 26, 2016 – Plastomer Corp., a Michigan and Tennessee-based manufacturer that supplies primarily adhesive backed die cut and molded products for the auto and appliance sectors, has launched operations at Entrada’s manufacturing campus in Celaya, Mexico.
The 50,000-square-foot production space will house 40 employees initially, said the company, adding that it plans to expand its footprint, “thanks to Entrada’s flexible and scalable Celaya manufacturing campus.”
Plastomer said it selected the campus because it offers the “best combination of cost-competitive operations, access to human capital and proximity to several existing and potential customers.”
“Enhancing our local service and economical delivery plus gaining greater proximity to our existing customers were among our top priorities during the selection process that ultimately led us to Entrada Group,” said Bill Baughman, president of Plastomer. “In addition, a key customer was urging us to setup in Mexico quickly and Entrada’s turnkey system made it possible. In short, we are now well situated in the heart of Mexico’s fastest-growing manufacturing region, as Entrada’s campus positions us to capture future opportunities, aligning with our long-term business objectives.”
Now in its 63rd year, Plastomer was the first North American manufacturer of a new material developed in Germany, Flexible Polyurethane Foam. Founders Walter and George Baughman were awarded the Polyurethane Lifetime Achievement Award from Kurt Frisch and The Polymer Institute in 2000, and Walter was inducted into the Polyurethane Hall of Fame in 2004.