Hexacomb Opens New Manufacturing Plant in Central Mexico
The new plant manufactures Hexacomb's full line of paper-based honeycomb protective packaging products.
Sept. 4, 2013 - Hexacomb, a Boise company, said that it has opened a new manufacturing facility in central Mexico.
The facility, located in the state of Querétaro, will be manufacturing Hexacomb’s full line of paper-based honeycomb protective packaging products, including sheets, runners, edge and corner protectors.
“Due to the sizeable demand in Mexico for HEXACOMB® products, we have added a second manufacturing facility there," said Scott Daniel, President of Hexacomb.
Hexacomb said that it had been supplying its many customers in central Mexico from its Monterrey facility, which is located in the northeastern part of the country.
The additional Hexacomb honeycomb production output will address growing demand from multiple market segments including automotive, glass, spinning mills, appliances and food/beverage, the company added.
“It’s important to locate a manufacturing facility in close proximity to our customers. 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.
Hexacomb noted, "For companies looking to improve sustainability, Hexacomb honeycomb is an environmentally-responsible alternative to foam, expanded polystyrene and other petroleum-based products, because it is made primarily from renewable wood fibers and is typically recyclable. The product also offers excellent strength, superior cushioning and blocking/bracing for a wide range of protective packaging and other applications."