Preferred Compounding Opens Mexico Operations in San Luis Potosi
The company Preferred Compounding of Ohio will be expanding south following the recent acquisition of JevsaMex, the Mexican compounding operation owned by Spanish company, Iacp Jevsa. "For several years we've heard from our U.S.-based customers that they want us to fill their needs for high-quality custom compounds in Mexico," said Preferred Compounding Chief Executive Officer Ken Bloom. "The central location of this established mixing operation between Mexico City, Guadalajara and Monterrey provides an excellent platform for doing so."
Preferred Compounding is a value-added custom mixer that has been growing in the North American region since 2009. The company, which serves primarily the automotive, construction, power generator and roll goods industries in the U.S., will start its Mexico operations in the 66,000 square-foot facility located in the city of San Luis Potosi in central Mexico.
"We are currently making compounds in the plant and we are looking to expand business in Mexico at a steady rate," said Scott Lieberman, general manager of Preferred Compounding de Mexico, and vice president of strategic initiatives for Preferred Compounding. "The acquisition gives us an operating mixing facility and a trained work force in the heart of Mexico's industrial area," said Lieberman. "We will be a full-service, high quality and high value-added custom compounder for companies using rubber and elastomers in Mexico."
Preferred Compounding plants are located in Tallapoosa, Georgia, Huntingdon, Tennessee, Fruithurst, Alabama, San Luis Potosi, Mexico and Barberton, Ohio, where it is headquartered.