San Luis Potosi, Mexico – Polish rubber parts manufacturer Sanok Rubber Co. has opened a production plant in San Luis Potosi, in central Mexico, the company has announced.
The plant was officially inaugurated in October 2019 in the presence dignitaries and customers such as Ford, BMW, Webasto, the manufacturer said in a recent statement.
Named SMX Rubber Co., the Mexican subsidiary manufactures automotive parts and delivered its first sales in August last year.
The company specialises in production processes such as EPDM multi-component extrusion; injection moulding of EPDM and natural rubber as well as precision cutting and notching for mutli-component profiles.
With over 326 automotive-related companies, San Luis Potosí is the second biggest manufacturing region in Mexico after Guanajuato, according to local officials.
In 2018, the region exported $12 billion (€10 billion) in manufactured goods, of which $10.5 billion were related to the automotive sector, Gustavo Puente Orozco, secretary of economic development of San Luis Potosí announced last year.
In June 2019, the BMW Group opened its $1 billion new automotive plant in San Luis Potosí, with the capacity to produce 175,000 units per year.
Based in Sanok, Poland, Sanok Rubber is specialised in the production of rubber and rubber-metal components.
Among others, the company manufactures products that are used in car body sealing systems, car suspension and exhaust systems, as well as power transmission and fuel and cooling systems.
The company has four segments of automotive, construction, rubber compounds and agriculture.