InteSys Technologies Inc., a custom injection molder and contract manufacturer in Gilbert, Ariz., plans to place some of its operations south of the border in 1996. InteSys President Greg Layne said the company is already doing business with an assembly firm in Mexico that is also training InteSys employees in what he termed a ``multi-phase process'' to put in a plant there.
Currently, 30-50 people have been employed by the company to work in assembling components for some of InteSys' customers. Layne said the company hopes to have its own plant in operation in Guaymas, Mexico, by the second quarter of 1996.
``Our goal is to have 200-plus employees at a major assembly facility by mid-year,'' Layne said.
The Mexico contract manufacturing operations will be in addition to the company's extensive assembly facility in Gilbert.
``We don't see [the Mexico plant] impacting our operations in Gilbert,'' Layne said, ``but [it] will be a facility for additional work in areas where there is a need for low-cost labor solutions for our customers.''
Layne added that Mexico is very interested on a long-term basis in bringing technology into that country. To that end, InteSys will be exploring doing molding in Mexico as well.
In other news, InteSys recently received its QS 9000 certification. QS 9000 is a quality standard developed by the major U.S. automotive manufacturers. InteSys is also ISO 9002 certified, Layne said.
InteSys provides a variety of services and employs between 1,000 and 1,200.