ORBIS says that new plant, located in Silao, will strengthen its presence throughout Latin America
A grand opening has taken place for ORBIS Corporation’s newest manufacturing facility, including local government, ORBIS partners and employees, as well as local media. The plant is located in Silao, Guanajuato, approximately 390 km/250 miles northwest of Mexico City.
ORBIS is North America’s leader in reusable packaging and is a subsidiary of family-owned Menasha Corporation, which was founded in 1849.
The plant, which covers 265,000 sq. foot plant and employing 140 people, will enable ORBIS to be more responsive to its expanding customer base in Latin America. Also of note, the new operation is the first ORBIS facility to offer injection and structural foam molding, as well as dunnage fabrication, all under one roof.
Production at the new ORBIS site will include plastic containers, pallets, BulkPak™ containers and its ORBIShield™ dunnage product line offerings. Additionally, ORBIS has launched a brand new line of fabric dunnage specifically for the automotive supply chain, which provides a unique protective solution for the most challenging packaging requirements.
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. ORBIS is North America’s leader in reusable packaging and is a subsidiary of family-owned Menasha Corporation, which was founded in 1849.