The plant, situated in Queretaro, will output the company’s paper-based honeycomb protective packaging items (sheets, runners, edge and corner protectors). Hexacomb president Scott Daniel said food manufacturers and other firms in the region have been clamoring for protective packaging.
“We have helped many Mexican customers, who range from large multinational corporations to smaller regional companies, to lower their total system costs,” he said.
Until the new plant went online, the company had been supplying customers in central Mexico through its Monterrey location, situated in the northeast. With the new location in central Mexico, the company reportedly is better able to cover distribution.
“This has a positive impact on both speed-of-delivery and freight costs and is in keeping with the environmentally-responsible nature of our product line,” Daniel said.
The company’s paper-based packaging materials are designed to give food firms, electronics companies and other manufacturers a sustainable alternative to foam, expanded polystyrene and other petroleum-based items.