As the mobility industry continues its march toward hybrid and fully electric vehicles, Swiss firm Datwyler is tracking toward the revolution with upgrades at an LSR production plant in Silao, Mexico.
The supplier of advanced elastomer components said last month that it will move two machines and related two-component production abilities from a plant in Cleebronn, Germany, to Silao, making the Mexican location the only site in the region with two-component product technology.
Such upgrades already have been implemented at a Datwyler site in Wuxi, China.
Neither the investment in Silao, located in the center of the country, nor a capacity increase for the region, were disclosed.
"We are continuously upgrading our plants to be able to provide local-for-local support for our customers for our main product categories," Guido Unternaehrer, head of corporate communications and investor relations for Datwyler Holding Inc., told Rubber News. "With the transformation toward e-mobility, the demand for LSR and two-component parts has been — and will be — raising in all regions of the world.