Packaging company SIG opens $80 million production plant in Mexico
Food and beverage packaging company SIG’s $80 million production plant in Mexico is online after 12 months of construction, creating 200 jobs.
The 223,364-square-foot production facility for aseptic carton packaging in Queretaro, Mexico, will serve North American markets. The plant, with a flexible, ergonomic layout, will focus on production capacity for printing, cutting and finishing of carton packs.
“Through our existing sales and service presence in North America, we have built strong relationships with our customers in Mexico and established a strong co-manufacturing network in the U.S,” Eduardo Gatica, director of Cluster North American at SIG, said in a news release. “Our new packaging plant will enable us to keep up with the growing demand for aseptic carton packs and serve our North American customers faster and more efficiently. We will be able to respond rapidly to changes in demand and reduce our delivery lead times.”
The plant is slated to produce 500 million carton packs this year, increasing to 1.2 billion sleeves in 2024. Production at the new plant will initially focus on mid- and large-size carton packs. A planned second phase will expand production into small formats.
“The Americas region has experienced strong growth performance over the years,” said Ricardo Rodriguez, president and general manager Americas at SIG. “Our new plant coming to life is further proof of our commitment to meeting and exceeding our customers’ current and future needs, ensuring flexible supply with outstanding quality, environmental, and service standards. It will bring us a step forward in the region, reaffirming our strong reputation as a solution provider who can turn challenges into new opportunities.”
SIG, which employs around 9,000 workers in more than 100 countries, offers bag-in-box, spouted pouch and carton packs.
In early April, SIG opened a second production plant in Palghar, India, specializing in bag-in-box and spouted pouch packaging.