Sonoco adding molded foam plant in Mexico

Published: March 15, 2013 1:46 pm ET
Updated: March 15, 2013 1:48 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Mexico, Packaging

CELAYA, MEXICO — Sonoco Products Co. is building a $10.5 million plant in Celaya to produce molded foam products for its Sonoco Protective Solutions division.

The plant, which will have more than 200 employees when fully operational, should be completed by late 2013.

The plant will manufacture molded foam products for the automotive, appliance, aerospace, industrial and medical markets.

Sonoco is building the plant in response to demand from customers in the U.S. and Mexico.

"This new state-of-the-art plant in Celaya will allow us to better serve our customers in Central Mexico and better position us to capitalize on the tremendous growth that is occurring in the region," said Vicki Arthur, vice president of global protective solutions, in a March 15 news release.

Sonoco, based in Hartsville, S.C., has approximately 19,900 employees at 347 facilities across 34 countries. That includes Protective Solutions plants in Jalisco and Chihuahua, Mexico.

The firm had sales of more than $4.7 billion in 2012, including $38.8 million in sales from the Protective Solutions division, according to SEC filings.


Comments

Sonoco adding molded foam plant in Mexico

Published: March 15, 2013 1:46 pm ET
Updated: March 15, 2013 1:48 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Chicago City Council committee approves plastic bag ban

April 24, 2014 7:11 pm ET

Chicago is poised to become the next major U.S. city to enact a ban on single-use plastic bags after a City Council committee vote on April 24.    More

Bemis Co. reports flat quarterly sales and profit

April 24, 2014 3:22 pm ET

Bemis Co. Inc. feels no pressure to fill its vacant chief financial officer’s position, a slot that has now been vacant for months.    More

Interactive map aids polypropylene recycling efforts

April 24, 2014 1:34 pm ET

Folks interested in recycling polypropylene products now have a new tool at their disposal.    More

Image

How CEO Santi is changing ITW

April 23, 2014 2:48 pm ET

Scott Santi is showing he can do more than just cut costs at Illinois Tool Works Inc.    More

Europe's bag use still expected to climb despite possible bag restrictions

April 22, 2014 9:29 am ET

Ceresana, a Germany-based research company, has released a report forecasting that by 2020 the sales volume of bags and sacks in Europe will reach 9.1...    More

Market Reports

Market Data Book - Rankings & Lists

A one-stop download of Plastic News' exclusive annual lists and processor rankings containing essential data including sales, employees, end markets, materials and more.
EXCLUSIVE EXCEL FEATURE: full mailing address details for available plant locations.

Learn more

Thermoformed Packaging 2014 Market Review & Outlook North America

This in-depth report provides analysis and discussions of economic and political conditions, market trends, legislative/regulatory activity impacting supply and demand, business opportunities and threats, materials pricing, manufacturing technology, as well as strategies being implemented by thermoformed packaging companies. In addition, there are reviews of 25 leading thermoformers in the packaging segment, assessing their growth initiatives and performance metrics over 10 years.

Learn more

Mold Making and Tooling Review and Outlook 2014 North America

This report provides in-depth analysis of the mold and toolmaking market for North America, including discussions of trends, opportunities, threats, the latest developments in production and labor and equipment trends impacting moldmakers.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

May 6, 2014 - May 8, 2014Plastics in Medical Devices 2014

May 12, 2014 - May 12, 2014Plastics News Brazil Pharma Summit

September 10, 2014 - September 12, 2014Plastics Caps & Closures 2014

February 3, 2015 - February 7, 2015Plastics News Executive Forum 2015

More Events