Corsico, Italy-based Plastiblow srl, an extrusion blow molding machine builder, is opening a service and spare parts facility in Miami to have a presence in North America.
The new business, Plastiblow NA LLC, is based at the headquarters of Globeius Inc., which is the distributor for North America along with its sister company, Plastec USA Inc.
Plastblow allied with Globeius in 2020 to offer its all-electric technology.
Plastiblow NA is already stocking parts at Globeius in Miami, and more are on the way for the all-electric machines, according to Ernesto Sosa, president of Globeius and Plastec.
"We are excited to help Plastiblow take this important step in their growth by opening a new business in North America," Sosa said in a news release. "Plastiblow has seen tremendous growth over the past few years, especially in Mexico, and we look forward to supporting their continued expansion in Mexico, the USA and Canada."
Plastiblow allied with Globeius in 2020 to offer the all-electric technology.
For one order last year, Globeius sold 10 blow molding machines built by Plastiblow and valued at $12 million to a manufacturer of household cleaning products in Mexico.
Offering service and parts is a vital next step for Plastiblow, which plans to eventually bring machinery to Miami and open a lab for customer trials.
"This is an important milestone for our company,"Plastiblow President Flavio Giordani said in the release. "It will allow us to provide better technical assistance and spare parts availability for our North American customers."
Plastiblow NA will be exhibiting for the first time at Plastec USA's stand at the Plastimagen trade show in Mexico City, March 8-11. Diego Giordani, key account manager, and Leonardo Cesario, Latin America sales manager, will attend.