The MAT Foundry Group Ltd., a leading global manufacturer of automotive braking components, announces a major expansion of the production facilities at their Mexican facility located in Ecatepec, Mexico.
The facility, known as “Mincer HD” will be expanded in 2 stages - the initial phase of the development will provide for 30,000 metric tonnes of castings. This expansion will include DISAmatic moulding technology, induction melting, automated pouring and casting finishing processes. This will allow the MAT Foundry Group to supply both ductile and grey iron automotive components to global customers located in Mexico and the United States.
Project commissioning and initial production are scheduled for mid - 2017.
As the business develops, a second phase to double the output capacity will be undertaken.
In addition to these automotive components, Mincer HD will continue to supply current customers with quality components in the heavy truck, trailer, and commercial vehicle markets in North, Central, and South America.
The MAT Foundry Group, headquartered in Poole, United Kingdom currently operates foundries and machining facilities throughout Europe and Asia.
The MAT Foundry Group is a part of MAT Holdings Inc., a privately held company, founded in 1984, that has quickly grown and become a respected global manufacturer and distributor of products in the serving the automotive, compressed air, power equipment and hardware sectors. Headquartered in Long Grove, IL, MAT holdings operates in nine countries with 14,000 employees.
The President of MAT Foundry Group – Thomas Krosnar states that he and his team are fully committed to the global expansion and the exciting opportunities that this will bring to the group as a whole.
“With this expansion of capacity and enhanced capabilities at the significantly extended Mexican facility, MAT Foundry Group will become a true global partner to all OEM and Tier One customers”.
The advanced planning and engineering for this project was supplied with the assistance of Foundry Solutions & Design, North America’s largest professional foundry engineering firm, located in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Source: MAT Foundry Group Ltd.