ORBIS announced its 2019 plant of the year recipient

Silao, Mexico, plant receives ORBIS’ annual award for exceptional performance


ORBIS plant of the year

OCONOMOWOC, Wis. — Feb. 5, 2020 — ORBIS® Corporation — an international leader in reusable packaging — recently named its Silao, Gto., Mexico, facility as 2019 Plant of the Year. This annual ORBIS award honors one of its plants for its performance in safety, quality, service, innovation and overall operational efficiency.

ORBIS built this plant in central Mexico in 2014 and, today, it employs more than 400. The facility provides multinational automotive, food and beverage companies with reusable packaging solutions to move their products safely, efficiently and more cost-effectively than single-use packaging. This facility produces all product categories under one roof, including dunnage, totes, bulk containers and pallets. To this day, it is the only single-source reusable packaging manufacturer of its kind in Mexico.

“Our associates are filled with pride,” said Eric Nieto, plant manager. “They have ensured safety while producing best-in-class quality products for our customers all year. It’s great to see them get recognition for their outstanding year and ongoing efforts.”

The Silao plant — one of 13 ORBIS North American manufacturing facilities considered for the award — won Plant of the Year for its superior performance in areas such as safety, quality, service, efficiency and in the overall culture within the facility.

“Like ORBIS, Silao is committed to providing the best value in products and services for our customers,” said Bill Ash, president at ORBIS Corporation. “They do it by combining strong technical capabilities with a rich work ethic and sound leadership. Silao provided an inspiring example of passion for our business and our customers, as well as passion for their community and each other throughout the year.”