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Papp Plastics partners with Inplax for Mexican auto parts JV

Windsor, Ont.-based auto parts manufacturer Papp Plastics and Distributing Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Mexican molder Inplax S.A de C.V.

September 19, 2014   Canadian Plastics

Windsor, Ont.-based auto parts manufacturer Papp Plastics and Distributing Ltd. has formed a joint venture with Mexican molder Inplax S.A de C.V.

The new joint operation – called Mex-Can Plastics SAPI de CV – is currently under construction in Querétaro, Mexico, with an opening date set for December of 2014.

The new 60,000-square-foot factory will house a 60 ton crane and 12 plastic injection molding machines up to 4,000 tons, including two shot manufacturing capabilities. According to a statement from Papp Plastics, the new company will have the ability to supply “Class A” painted interior and exterior parts, injection mold development, and try-out services.

Papp Plastics’ engineering and design team will provide support for the Mexican operation.

“After four years of market research and development, Papp Plastics has increased its presence in the Mexican automotive market,” the statement said. “The Mex-Can Plastics plant is in a prime position to supply this high growth market…[and] is strongly committed to producing world-class automotive assemblies”.

Established in 1991 and owned by George and Michael Papp, Papp Plastics is a Tier 1 and Tier 2 supplier for the world’s major automobile companies, molding automotive interiors and exteriors.

Founded in 1968, Querétaro-based Inplax has 20 assembly and 30 injection molding machines.


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