PPG Industries plans expanding San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility

PPG invests $27 million in coatings facility in Mexico

9:37 AM, 19th March 2014
PPG Industries plans expanding coatings manufacturing facility

SAN JUAN DEL RIO, MEXICO: PPG Industries plans to invest more than $27 million in its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility. The expansion project will add four new buildings to the current complex, representing approximately 100,000 square feet of additional production and laboratory space. The expansion is expected to complete in 2015.

The additional capacity will enable PPG to meet increasing demand for its coatings by automotive Original equipment manufacturer (OEM), protective and marine, packaging and industrial customers in Mexico. The expansion project will incorporate eco-friendly building designs, provide natural light in employee areas, use intelligent lighting systems to maximize energy efficiency and incorporate water recycling capabilities.

“This growth project is another important step for PPG’s future in Mexico. It will enhance PPG’s capability to serve the country’s fast-growing automotive manufacturing market with the latest waterborne and compact process technologies that today’s global automotive OEMs are demanding. The expansion enables us to meet the additional demand stemming from rapid growth in recent years by our Mexico-based customers and provide PPG coatings to other local end-use markets,” said Adriana Macouzet, general manager, Latin America North, PPG.

 

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