Utz celebrated the official opening of its new production site in San Miguel de Allende on September 13, with a ceremony and invited guests from politics and business. With the new plant in Mexico, Utz is expanding its footprint to better serve international customers in Central and South America.
Armando Robles, general manager of the Georg Utz Mexico plant, said in an interview that an investment of just over 20 million dollars was allocated for this new facility. There are currently 40 full-time employees. The plant has processes in place for injection molding and thermoforming for manufacturing reusable packaging. According to Utz, the new factory is equipped with the latest state-of-the-art technology in the Utz Group, a high degree of automation creates flexibility and simplifies processes.
Georg Utz Mexico previously had a smaller warehouse in the same industrial park. To meet growing demand, products will be now supplied from Mexico. The company has been present in Mexico since 2017.
Despite the current global economic situation, demand for products from its core segments of automotive, retail and logistics automation remains high. There is further growth potential, especially due to the rapidly developing automation of warehouse logistics in North America.