Farmington, Conn. – This year marks the 10th anniversary of TRUMPF Mexico. Trumpf is a market leader in lasers used for industrial production technology.
“TRUMPF has been committed to the Mexican market for the past decade,” said Rolf Biekert, President & CEO of TRUMPF Inc. “Through our presence in Mexico, we have invested heavily in the country’s economic development and its people. We look forward to continued support of our customers in this region for a very long time to come.”
According to TRUMPF Mexico’s managing director, Jorge Areyzaga, TRUMPF filed its registration to do business in Mexico on June 6, 2000, in order to better service an existing customer in that market. However, additional assignments soon came along, such as automotive projects, he said, which meant that TRUMPF had an important customer base in the northern part of the country and also in Puebla, which is located east of Mexico City. All of this activity prompted the company to locate its operations in the German Center in Mexico City. In the early days, TRUMPF’s operations in Mexico were limited to sales and service.
However, today TRUMPF Mexico serves as a major manufacturing hub for TRUMPF Inc. and is located in a 64,000 square foot facility in the Apodaca Technology Center in Monterrey. The sales, service, demonstration, and production areas are all housed in a $10 million advanced manufacturing facility, which opened in March 2007 and includes a 4,200 square foot showroom.
State-of-the-art TRUMPF equipment and manufacturing techniques are used to produce frames for TRUMPF fabricating machines that are manufactured in North America. TRUMPF’s TruLaser 5060 with a 6 kW laser is used to laser cut frames for 2D laser-cutting machines, and some components are bent using a very large press brake, the TruBend Series 8000, which has the distinction of being the biggest machine of its type in Mexico in terms of both capabilities and size. The frames are then welded together, and afterward are painted and packed for shipment to the U.S. for machining and final assembly.
Areyzaga said that while his employees will celebrate their achievements, they won’t spend too much time reflecting on the past decade. After all, he said, “We are continually looking for ways to increase our own efficiency and in turn improve our service to our customers. We look forward to a bright future in Mexico.”