Mexico City — Dycomet SA de CV, one of the major manufacturers of granulators for the recycling industry in Mexico, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year.
Having seen its sales grow between 15 and 19 percent in 2015, the Mexico City-based company, owner of the Pagani brand, expects a 20 percent increase in business this year, marketing director Francesco Croci said at Plastimagen 2016.
“Overall, last year was a good year,” he said, “although the peso-dollar exchange rate [created problems]. Some customers decided to move forward and close the deal and others decided to hang on to see what would happen. But business is still moving.”
Leading freelance injection molding and auxiliary equipment sales representative Francisco Ollervides, director of his own company, Tecnipet SA de CV, of Mexico City, said in a separate interview that the U.S. dollar has stabilized at 17.72 pesos per dollar after a wild rollercoaster ride.
“One month ago the dollar was at 20 pesos per dollar,” he said. “It was 16.40 per dollar in October. Now business is picking up.”
Croci said that one advantage that Dycomet has over its competitors “is that we are 50 years old.” People trust the Pagani brand, he added. The company produces 120-150 granulators a year, divided into five series — Series 16, 20, 25, 40 and 60.