Mitchell Plastics building molding plant in Mexico

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: September 25, 2013 4:01 pm ET
Updated: September 25, 2013 4:03 pm ET

Related to this story

Topics Mexico Automotive Injection Molding
Companies & Associations

Auto supplier Mitchell Plastics Ltd. has started construction of its first molding facility in Mexico, expanding its presence in the country.

The new plant in Querétaro will have both injection molding and painting and employ 350 people once it hits full capacity. Initial shipments from the 155,000-square-foot site will begin in spring 2014.

Mitchell, based in Kitchener, Ontario, has supplied parts to Mexico for several years from its existing operations in the U.S. and Canada, but having a presence in the country will add to its ability to provide parts for various automakers, said Peter Gibb, vice president of sales and marketing, in a Sept. 25 telephone interview.

Mitchell Plastics specializes in interior parts, with an ability to provide complex assemblies that combine both functional parts, such as air vents, with decorative trim. It has 18 paint lines throughout its facilities along with capabilities in vacuum formed foil trim.

Its main production is at two sites in Ontario —in Kitchener and Waterloo — along with molding in Huntsville, Ala. Earlier this year, it acquired a controlling interest in the joint venture DA Inc. in Charlestown, Ind., Gibb said. The Indiana site now operates under the Mitchell Plastics name.


Comments

Mitchell Plastics building molding plant in Mexico

By Rhoda Miel
News Editor

Published: September 25, 2013 4:01 pm ET
Updated: September 25, 2013 4:03 pm ET

Post Your Comments


Back to story


More stories

Image

Resin prices continue downward slide

March 20, 2015 6:00 am ET

The plastic resin market may not be known for its limbo dancers — but buyers continue to look at prices and sing out: How low will they go?    More

Image

Magna investing $135 million for new exteriors plant in Mexico

March 18, 2015 5:04 pm ET

Magna International Inc has started construction of a $135 million automotive exteriors manufacturing facility in Querétaro, in central Mexico.    More

Image

SPI reports strong machinery sales

March 16, 2015 4:26 pm ET

Shipments of plastics machinery increased for the fifth straight year in 2014 — a strong report issued a week before NPE 2015 kicks off in...    More

Market Reports

Flexible Packaging Trends in North America

North America represents about 30 percent of the global consumption of flexible packaging. Annual growth in this region is forecast at 4 percent during the next 5 years.

For more insight on growth opportunities, drivers of growth and the outlook for 2015, download this report.

Learn more

Plastics Recycling Trends in North America

This report is a review and analysis of the North American Plastics Recycling Industry, including key trends and statistics based on 2013 performance. We examine market environment factors, regulatory issues, industry challenges, key drivers and emerging trends in post-consumer and post-industrial recycling.

Learn more

Plastics in Mexico - State of the Industry Report

This report analyzes the $20 billion plastics industry in Mexico including sales of machinery & equipment, resins and finished products.

Our analysts provide insight on business trends, foreign investment, top end markets and plastics processing activity. The report also provides important data on exports, production, employment and value of plastics products manufactured.

Learn more

Upcoming Plastics News Events

June 2, 2015 - June 3, 2015Plastics Financial Summit - Chicago 2015

September 16, 2015 - September 18, 2015Plastics Caps & Closures - September 2015

More Events