APASEO EL GRANDE, Gto., April 28, 2017 – REHAU today celebrated the grand opening of its new plant that will produce profiles for windows and domestic and commercial refrigeration. With an investment of nearly $18 million US dollars, the new plant located next to the company’s current plant in Apaseo el Grande, Gto, adds 10,000 sq. m. (32,808 sq. ft.) of space and will generate more than 100 new jobs, benefiting mainly the municipalities of Celaya, Apaseo el Alto and Apaseo el Grande.
Attending the grand opening ceremony were: Gonzalo González Centeno, mayor of Apaseo el Grande; representatives of the state government; representatives of INFONAVIT and executive members of the Mexican association of windows and enclosures (AMEVEC); manufacturers of PVC windows in México and Central America as well as representatives of several leading industrial companies. Company executives speaking at the ceremony including REHAU Group Vice President Dr. Veit Wagner and Americas CEO Christian Fabian highlighted the significance of this investment for both the company and the housing sector in México.
“Now that we can offer windows 100 percent made in México, we expect to make PVC widely available in multi-family and single-family residences, reducing energy costs and enhancing quality of life,” said Fabian. “We see great potential for our new social housing line that is not only designed for this market, but also produced here, ready to be delivered fast.”
Stephan Joachim, general manager of REHAU México and Central América, commented on the start of production at the new facilities. “Over the course of the last year, our staff have been training and preparing, and are fully ready to deliver on the quality promise that distinguishes REHAU,” he said. Joachim further commented that the new plant represents the company’s continuous growth, innovative spirit and commitment to becoming a more competitive supplier to the growing demand in the local market.
The new plant has already begun extruding REHAU slider window profiles and domestic appliance and commercial refrigeration profiles that share the same production processes. The REHAU slider window is designed primarily for the social housing segment, and features ease of installation as well as the acoustic and thermal insulation characteristic of all REHAU systems. The system also incorporates a new formulation patented by REHAU based on titanium dioxide which resists the high values of solar radiation in the region. All REHAU window profiles are available in 10 standard colors and practically any color upon request.
Founded in 1948 in Rehau, Germany, the privately-held company now has more than 170 locations and approximately 20,000 employees worldwide. The company focuses on replacing conventional materials with high-performance polymers and offering customers added value through creative system solutions. Products manufactured by REHAU use a quality management system that is certified to the latest version of ISO 9001.
Established in 1993, REHAU México is the headquarters for the company’s operations in México, Central America and the Caribbean Islands. The company manufactures automotive components, refrigerator gaskets and profiles for windows and doors and commercial refrigeration, employing 550 mostly at its plants in Apaseo el Grande and Monterrey. REHAU México has sales offices in Celaya, Monterrey and Panama with mobile offices in CDMX, Guadalajara, Querétaro and León.
A leader in the appliance industry, REHAU counts among its customers Whirlpool, Mabe, Imbera, Metalfrío and Metaplus. REHAU window manufacturers, including some of the largest and most respected in the country, provide custom-made windows and doors to recognized builders and architects throughout México and Latin America.
REHAU is the premium worldwide brand for polymer-based innovations and systems in construction, automotive and industry. The company generates continuous growth through its expertise and innovative capabilities in materials development, systems design and surface technology. Approximately 20,000 employees at more than 170 locations around the world ensure success of the independent, privately held company.