Mexico City — Hot runner systems designer and manufacturer Incoe Corp. has acquired a facility in Querétaro, Mexico, to provide technical services and spare parts to customers in the country.
The Troy, Mich.-based, family-owned company expects to open the new business, Incoe México, in the spring.
"Bringing in equipment and inventory has already been planned, so taking what is right now an empty space to a functional service center … should be completed very quickly," Kurt Curtis, Incoe USA's general manager, said in a news release.
The new division will complement existing Incoe technical service staff in Mexico, along with the company's representative partners Privarsa and C&V Technoplast, which supply spare parts from 10 locations in Mexico.
"Plastics production in Mexico just keeps growing," said Isaac Gómez, Incoe México's country manager, in a statement. By creating the new company, "Incoe has taken our service capabilities to the next level."
The new facility in Querétaro's Conin Business Park has a floor space of 4,000 square feet. Incoe, which was founded in 1958, did not respond to questions about the size of its investment in the new venture, staff numbers and the extent of its client base.
According to the news release, it has representatives in 45 countries, supported by facilities in North America, Europe, Asia and South America.
Incoe designed and patented the first commercial hot runner nozzle, it says. Today its range of systems, nozzles, manifolds and others are used in industries such as appliances, automotive, caps, closures, electronics, medical disposables and devices, packaging, pharmaceutical and technical molding applications.