A new manufacturing facility in Matamoros, Mexico, allows worldwide tool manufacturer Hilti to ship products directly to locations throughout North and Latin America, the company says. In addition to putting Hilti products closer to the customer, this saves on freight costs, as well as reduces delivery times and the environmental impacts of transportation.
Additionally, says Hilti Corp., the location of the plant will limit negative currency influences, because both material procurement and production take place in the same economic area.
Encompassing about 15,000 square meters of production space, the facility cost $14 million Swiss francs to build. It initially will employ 50 people, but this figure is expected to grow to 150 by 2015. The generous dimensions of the location, totaling about 65,000 square meters, give Hilti the possibility to expand production according to future market needs.