West­ern ex­pan­sion help­ing to grow global cus­tomer base

Gloucestershire Echo - - BUSINESS -

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

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