Orbis Corporation announces grand opening of Mexico plant

New plant to become company's first facility to offer injection and structural foam molding and dunnage fabrication under one roof.

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Orbis Corporation, a leader in reusable packaging, has announced the grand opening of its newest manufacturing facility, in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico.

A grand opening event took place on February 4, attended by the local government, Orbis partners and employees, as well as local media. Silao is 390 km/250 miles northwest of Mexico City. The 265,000-square-foot plant employs approximately 140 people and enables Orbis to be more responsive with a growing customer base in Latin America. The new plant is also the first Orbis facility to offer injection and structural foam molding as well as dunnage fabrication under one roof.

Orbis will manufacture plastic containers, pallets, bulk containers and its dunnage product line offerings at this plant. In addition, the company has introduced a brand new line of fabric dunnage which provides a protective solution for the automotive supply chain.

In anticipation of the opening, Orbis partnered with Instituto Estatal de Capacitación (IECA), a technical training school in Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico 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 Corporation. “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.”

Orbis has 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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