Util Celebrates Grand Opening of Mexican Plant

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MONTERREY, Mexico – Util Group inaugurated its Monterrey, Mexico plant with a May 12th grand opening ceremony – postponed from last year due to Covid-19 — featuring several customers as well as members of the local government.

The company took some time to acknowledge the support it has received from both the Nuevo León Region and the Municipality of Escobedo, which has facilitated its strategic investment in this important region of Mexico. Util’s partnership with local authorities is fundamental to ensure continued growth for the company in the area.

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During the presentation, Util the opportunity to showcase its blanking and secondary operations capabilities.

“My thoughts and words of recognition go to our local team in Monterrey: humbled, committed, determined. They symbolize everything we work for at UTIL everyday. Felicitaciones!” commented Fernando Bertoni, UTIL CEO and President. “While we recognize there is a lot more to be done, we take pride on the extremely positive feedback we have received from our customers about the quality of the operations we are deploying in Monterrey. Despite the global pandemic and significant slowdowns in many of our end markets, we didn’t lose confidence and made it happen in the end.”

The Monterrey plant currently hosts two 800 and 1,100-ton fine blanking presses, and is designed for a yearly production capacity of around 10 million components, representing another clear step forward in enlarging Util’s global footprint further.

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“Our Mexican operations are instrumental to serve our customers in the western hemisphere and provide tangible evidence of our relentless commitment to implement our strategy as the global fine blanking solution provider,” said Massimo Salvo, UTIL General Manager North America.

To view additional images from the grand-opening celebration, click HERE.

Mike Geylin
Mike Geylin

Mike Geylin is the Editor-in-Chief at Hagman Media. Geylin has been in automotive communications for five decades working in all aspects of the industry from OEM to supplier to motorsports as well as reporting for both newspapers and magazines on the industry.