Austrian injection moulding machinery maker Engel has opened its second location in Mexico, in San Pedro near Monterrey, in order to position itself closer to customers in the north of the country.
The company's Mexican subsidiary Engel de Mexico SA de CV is headquartered in Querétaro in the centre of the country, and roughly 800 km away from the newly-opened unit.
"This is precisely why we decided to establish a permanent Engel team in the north," said to Peter Auinger, managing director of Engel in Mexico.
The team in San Pedro consists of two sales experts and four service technicians.
With increasing involvement throughout the life cycle of its machines and solutions, Auinger said, Engel is seeing a growing demand in its consulting services.
“We are working more and more closely with our customers and the geographic proximity becomes even more important," he added.
Engel also said that it works directly with an unnamed partner for training courses and workshops in northern Mexico.
The partner, Engel added, has machine capacities available for Engel customers at its technical centre in Monterrey.
In Mexico, Engel supplies machinery to a wide range of customers, including those in the automotive, packaging and telecommunications industries.