MISSISSAUGA, Ontario (May 6)—Woodbridge Group will set up a plant in Blenheim, Ontario, to make molded polyurethane foam for automotive head restraints, bolsters and armrests. Production is scheduled to begin in August and will support new business awards, according to the company. The manufacturing process "will be based on advanced foam-in-place technology," the Canadian group said, without disclosing the size, capacity, employment or investment. The move is the latest in a series of new investments by automotive and consumer goods maker Woodbridge. These include the addition of five foam manufacturing facilities in Japan, with Japanese joint venture partner Inoac Corp., and a new lamination facility in Saltillo, Mexico. Woodbridge also recently acquired full control of Woodbridge Henderson Australia Group—buying out Austrim Nylex, its partner in the Australian joint venture—and established an automotive foam business in Thailand with Inoac and Bangkok Foam, based in Bangkok, Thailand.
Woodbridge adds plant for molded PU parts
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