HEXPOL has been in operation in Mexico longer than any other rubber compounder – since 2000. Querétaro celebrated its 15th anniversary last year. With the company's recent expansions, HEXPOL is clearly the largest custom compounder in Mexico. The company plans to continue its leadership role in the Mexican elastomer compounding market – which includes rubber, silicone, thermoplastic and TPE compounding – providing the best technology, production processes, and people to contribute to the growth and success of its customers and the communities they serve.
HEXPOL's timely and visionary expansion to become a key link to the automotive supply chain, and now the leading rubber compound provider in Mexico, is the result of the company's commitment to the Mexican compounding market. The company now has six advanced mixing lines in Mexico, providing flexibility for batch sizes and mixer types, with Best-in-Class equipment and technology.
“The addition of the new compounding line in Querétaro in November illustrates HEXPOL's mission to ensure and protect our customers' supply of quality rubber compounds and to anticipate their growth in the coming years,” Querétaro Managing Director, Francisco Viliesid stated.
Expanding production needs, however, is only part of the story. While this investment in rubber compounding capacity in Mexico certainly supports the growing demand from HEXPOL's customers, the company is also establishing solid relationships by working hand-in-hand with them as part of the development team to establish their business goals in Mexico and to launch new projects. Developing these relationships requires investments in people.
To remain successful in such a rapidly growing market, quality, knowledgeable, and well-trained people are essential. Whether they are management, operations, chemists and technicians, or customer service, HEXPOL associates all face new and evolving challenges to serve the company's customers' changing needs.
“Our investment in people, our valued associates, is a differentiator that distinguishes us from others,” Mark George, Director of Operations, HEXPOL Mexico said. To that end, the campuses in Mexico are taking advantage of HEXPOL's Organizational Development Programs, including sales training, technical service training, leadership development, and global leadership.
“Highly trained associates enable us to concentrate on better serving customers by supporting their project management activities to enhance their continuous improvement efforts and product quality,” Viliesid explained. “Our technical teams in Mexico are helping them improve their process quality, productivity and performance, improving their efficiencies, reducing scrap indices, and developing improved or new products.
HEXPOL teams in Querétaro and Aguascalientes have the right expertise in all business and operations aspects of compounding and custom mixing and are recognized for high-end manufacturing capacity, as well quality and worldwide technical service support.
“As the leading and largest rubber compounder in Mexico, HEXPOL is a strategic partner, collaborating with our customers and providing an array of mixing and custom development solutions, as well as process improvement ideas that bring value to their operations,” Tracy Garrison, President and Chief Executive Officer of HEXPOL Compounding North America, concluded.
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