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Samuel announces new facility to serve automotive industry


Samuel, Son & Co., Limited, a metals distributor and industrial products manufacturer, announced its plans to open a new automotive processing facility in Queretaro, Mexico. The company expects the construction of the 13,000-square-metre facility to be completed by the fourth quarter of 2021. Full production could then be increased in January 2022.

Samuel has stated in a release the facility will be equipped with a state-of-the-art slitter and related processing capabilities. The new facility and an existing automotive facility in Monterrey will together help in positioning the company advantageously as a metals processor to global automotive brands and their supply chain partners operating in Mexico.

“Over the last five years, Samuel has invested more than $150 million to extend the capacity and capabilities we offer to automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers across North America,” said Luis Ponte, Samuel’s vice-president of automotive. “The automotive industry is rapidly expanding in central Mexico, and we’re looking forward to being a part of it. Our investment in Querétaro will allow us to deliver a new level of support for the many expanding global automotive programs based in the region.”

Samuel operates an integrated network of automotive-focused metal processing centers across North America. The company made several automotive-focused investments recently. It acquired a second location in California for its additive manufacturing division, Burloak Technologies; expanded its Brantford, Ontario facility; and opened a greenfield automotive operation in Columbia, Tennessee.

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