November 15, 2016 by Canadian Plastics
Sherbrooke, Que.-based automotive parts maker and moldmaker M.I. Integration has opened its second facility in Mexico.
Construction of the new facility in the Mexican city of San Luis Potosi, called M.I. Moldes, was completed in September, roughly five years after the establishment of the company’s first plant in Mexico, which is also located in San Luis Potosi.
“In 2011 SLP M.I. Integración became our first plastic injection site in a foreign country, opening its doors in San Luis Potosi,” the company said in a statement. “Since then, [we have] landed several major contracts during our first year in operation, notably for the Ford Fusion and the Chevrolet Malibu.”
The construction of SLP M.I. Moldes began in January 2016. The various entities of the M.I. group worked together to construct the factory and implement the employee training plan, the firm said. Some Mexican employees actually began their training at M.I. Integration’s plant in Quebec.
“San Luis Potosi is a strategic, geographical location; GM, is currently situated here, and by the end of 2018, both Ford and BMW are planning to establish themselves in the area,” said Vincent Houle, the company’s vice president of strategy and customer relations.
The new facility provides a new service centre in addition to supporting the existing M.I. Integración site, Houle added.
M.I. Integration plans to launch the new plant Dec. 1 with an open house.
M.I. Integration also operates two plants in Quebec.