Western expansion helping to grow global customer base
GLOBAL engineering technologies company Renishaw has opened a new facility in Mexico to support its rapidly-growing customer base.
The building in Nuevo Leon provides customers with technical support plus demonstration and training facilities for the company’s innovative products in metrology, healthcare and additive manufacturing.
Gloucestershire-based Renishaw invested nearly 100 million pesos ($5 million) in the 3,200 sq m facility to help manufacturers in Mexico become more efficient and profitable.
The facility has a variety of conference rooms, training rooms and development labs to allow companies to work with Renishaw engineers to improve efficiency in areas such as metrology, additive manufacturing and motion control.
It also has demonstration areas to showcase the latest metrology equipment and process control applications, such as advanced scanning, calibration and gauging systems.
Leo Somerville, president of Renishaw’s Americas region, was joined by Americo Garcia, the secretary of industry and commerce in Nuevo Leon, and Andrew Morris, from the British consulate, to officially open the facility.
After the opening, Renishaw hosted a networking event and an Industry 4.0 conference to show visitors how they can collaborate to support industry growth.
Renishaw Mexico marketing manager, Fatima Oyervides, said: “Manufacturing is one of the biggest contributors to Mexico’s economy.
“We originally opened the subsidiary in 2012 and had five employees.
“Now, to keep up with industry growth in the country, particularly in the automotive and aerospace market, we have grown to a team of 40.
“As we keep expanding, we will be able to offer more support to local industries.
“Our facility is not only here to give local support to partners by providing technical help and training, we are also here to educate and support the development of smart manufacturing in Mexico”
Renishaw has provided advanced manufacturing equipment to global partners in the automotive and aerospace industries for over 45 years.
This facility in Mexico is one of many Renishaw subsidiaries across 36 countries.
Renishaw’s new premises in Nuevo Leon, Mexico