MEXICO CITY - Mexican blow molder Envases la Victoria SA de CV is broadening its product line and expanding production capacity as a result. Alberto Benzaquen, sales director of the 1-year-old Tlalne-pantla, Mexico, company, said in a Feb. 23 interview at his firm's PlastImagen booth that Victoria expects to purchase four to five new blow molding machines sometime within the next two months.
The company now runs two Aoki blow molding machines to produce a total of 3 million 1-and 11/2-liter PET bottles a month.
Benzaquen said Victoria plans to begin making 19-liter PVC water bottles, as well as 1- and 11/2gallon wide-mouth PET jars.
Victoria, which began operations in early 1994, represents an expansion into plastics by its parent company, Industrias Zaga, a large, long-established Mexican textile products group.
Benzaquen said at the Mexico City show that Victoria has access to a separate building at its current site just northeast of Mexico City.
That building will accommodate the planned expansion, he said.