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Shamrock expands corrugated packaging capacity in Mexico

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Shamrock expands corrugated packaging capacity in Mexico

July 23, 2013 - 08:15

SAO PAULO, July 23, 2013 (PPI Latin America) -North American Illinois-based Shamrock Specialty Packaging expanded its production capacity by 50% at its Mexican corrugated packaging materials plant in Ciudad Juarez, northern Mexico.

Initially established in 2007, the plant expanded its former ten people labor force by hiring a further ten employees, and also purchased four new pieces of equipment, aiming at a greater range of converting capability and speed to market.

With this 50% capacity increase, the company now operates eight pieces of machinery, including a flexo folder gluer, rotary die cutters, slotters, a stitcher, a band saw and a CAD sampler table. The company didn't unveil the current production capacity at the plant.

"Our decision to establish a manufacturing plant in Mexico in 2007 has proven to have been very good for the organization. Ciudad Juarez has evidenced itself as an increasingly attractive market for our products, and our partnership with the Tecma Group of Companies has enabled us to capitalize on the potential that it continues to offer," Shamrock president, Jim Owens, stated.

"Shamrock has also increased its plant area in order to triple warehouse and inventory management capability," Shamrock's procurement director, Gilbert Patton, commented. Shamrock's Mexican production area occupied a 12,000 ft2, now expanded to 30,000 ft2.

The plant's packaging production is mainly directed to the Ciudad Juarez and El Paso, Texas, markets, where Shamrock is looking for additional partners in order to continue its growth.

Shamrock's Mexican operations are conducted under the auspices of the Tecma Group of Companies Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP). In addition to its Ciudad Juarez facility and its Illinois headquarters, Shamrock Packaging also operates a distribution center in El Paso.