Mexico City — British energy saving system manufacturer CCS Technology Ltd. is considering launching a production operation in Mexico.
"The plan for future manufacturing has been discussed already. That may allow us to sell at a better cost, help with local employment and purchase certain components and materials locally," said Robert Knaster, director of North American sales and business development for CCS's automatically adjustable SyncroSpeed system.
In an interview a few days after Plastimagen 2017, where SyncroSpeed inventor Fred Pratt, Business Development Manager Ben Lloyd and Knaster met with customers, Knaster said that about 25 percent of CCS's sales in North America come from Mexico, "and the percentage is growing."
In the seven years that the Coventry, England-based automation and process engineering company has been supplying SyncroSpeed systems to Mexico, "we have installed more than 85 units," Knaster said, "many with multiple motors."
The systems have been installed, he said, "at some of the largest molders in Mexico, worldwide for that matter."
Customers in Mexico include Mahle GmbH, Tupperware Brands Corp., Mattel Inc., International Automotive Components Group North America, Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc., Procter & Gamble Co. and Yanfeng Automotive Interiors.
According to Knaster, in each of the past four years SyncroSpeed sales in Mexico have grown at an annual rate of eight, 11, 15 and 21 percentage points. He believes SyncroSpeed sales in Mexico in 2018 will be better than in 2017 as CCS continues to benefit from Mexico's Electric Industry Act, which became law in 2014 and rewards energy saving efforts economically.