The entire team at the new
ORBIS Mexico facility.
ORBIS Corp. has opened its newest manufacturing facility in
Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.
opening took place last week and was attended by the local
government, ORBIS partners and employees, as well as local
media. Silao is 250 miles northwest of Mexico City.
North America’s leader in reusable packaging and is a subsidiary
of family-owned Menasha Corp., which was founded in 1849.
265,000-square-foot plant employs approximately 140 people and
enables ORBIS to be more responsive with a growing customer base
in Latin America.
plant is also the first ORBIS facility to offer injection and
structural foam molding, as well as dunnage fabrication, all
under one roof. ORBIS will manufacture plastic containers,
pallets, BulkPak containers and its ORBIShield dunnage product
line offerings at this plant. In addition, ORBIS has introduced
a brand-new line of fabric dunnage which provides a unique
protective solution for the most challenging packaging
requirements, specifically in the automotive supply chain.
anticipation of the opening, ORBIS partnered with Instituto
Estatal de Capacitaci—n, a technical training school in Silao,
to create a hands-on training program that provided new plant
employees with general manufacturing and technical knowledge.
“I am very
pleased to make this investment in the future of ORBIS
Corporation in Mexico,” said Bill Ash, president, ORBIS Corp.
“The new facility features best-in-class design for efficient
product flow, productivity and environmental sustainability.
With our dedicated team of employees, ORBIS is well-positioned
to serve our customers with local manufacturing and design
expertise, resources and capabilities, while improving our
service reach. This strong local presence will help us best
serve our leading customers in the automotive, food and beverage
sectors throughout Latin America.”
approximately 40 sales, service and manufacturing locations in
North America, Europe and Asia and 1,900 employees worldwide. In
addition to this plant in Silao, ORBIS operates four service
centers throughout Mexico.
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