SSI Schaefer Systems International’s packaging systems division has opened a new reusable packaging fabrication plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The new 8,500m² facility expands SSI Schaefer Packaging’s production capabilities and will serve the company’s new and existing clients in the country.
Expected to add 50 new jobs, the facility will produce various packaging solutions for the automotive, aerospace, home appliance, electronic, heavy-equipment, and recreation vehicle industries.
Schaefer Systems International packaging systems division CEO Dave McCulloch said: “We’re committed to being a long-term partner for our clients located within the region.
“Schaefer innovates products for green logistics. It’s only fitting that we also practice sustainability too. The new facility drastically shortens delivery time while reducing logistical delivery costs for our clients located in and around Mexico.
“We chose San Luis Potosi for its excellent logistical location for both highway, rail transportation and its proximity to sea container port access.”
SSI Schaefer Systems International currently provides storage, materials handling, logistics and reusable packaging, as well as waste technology solutions to various businesses operating across North America.
The company also designs and produces innovative intralogistics storage and picking solutions for a range of industries, in addition to plastic containers, pallets, and waste and recycling carts.
In a separate development, SSI Schaefer Group announced that it would open a technology centre in Kunshan near Shanghai, China, to serve the local market.