The new facility features 30,000 square feet of production space and 10,000 square feet of office space. It is designed to accommodate future growth with the ability to expand to 60,000 square feet and is projected to generate approximately 150-200 new jobs when fully built out.
Banner first began operations in Mexico in 2010 in San Pedro Garza Garcia in Nuevo Leon, and has since established regional sales offices in Mexico City and Queretaro and a distribution center in Monterrey.
"Our continued investment in superior manufacturing and customer service operations will better serve the growing Mexico market, the Americas and Banner's global support network," said Andy Barnauskas, Vice President of Operations, Banner Engineering. "A commitment to future growth in the manufacturing and industrial automation industries allows our distribution and sales team worldwide to deliver unprecedented service with increased product selection and fast turnaround."
The grand opening of the San Luis Potosi production plant was held on February 9. The ribbon cutting ceremony was led by state governor Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez and included several other state executives, including Jesus Emilio Ramirez Guerrero, Secretary General of the Confederation of Workers of Mexico; Gustavo Puente Orozco, Minister of Economic Development of the state; as well as leaders of business associations. Several of Banner's company executives were also in attendance, including Mauricio Soria Ruiz, Plant Manager; Kellie Christensen, Vice President of Information Technology; Dick Inman, Senior Global Manufacturing Director; and Pedro Vidales Salcedo, Managing Director-Banner Mexico.
The ceremony highlighted the strength of industrial activities within the state, and the advantage of the experience and quality of workmanship of San Luis Potosi. The presence of Banner's new production plant will add to the state's employment stability and development.
The new facility in San Luis Potosi will manufacture several of Banner's industrial products, including lights, safety, sensors and many others.