Pexco LLC is announcing the expansion of its Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico manufacturing location.
Alpharetta, Georgia (11 February 2014) -- Pexco LLC, a leader in specialty and medical plastics processing, is announcing the expansion of its Mexicali, Baja California, Mexico manufacturing location. The expansion, designed to support specifically its growing medical division, will include a new building and manufacturing space with a dedicated medical manufacturing clean room environment adjacent to its current operation. Pexco plans the expansion to be production-ready by August 2014 for this strategic medical device manufacturing region including Tijuana and the American West Coast.
Pexco President Neil Shillingford comments, “This expansion, coming on the heels of our acquisition of Spectrum Plastics last year, further underscores the focus and commitment of our business to the medical plastics market. Pexco has been in medical plastics for over 50 years and the Baja California region remains a strategic center for medical manufacturing if not the capital of medical device manufacturing in North America. It is a necessary investment to support our customers, their needs and growth, and the continued success of our Mexicali operation for medical tubing, profile extrusion, and other value-added services. We are thrilled to be able to conduct it.”
Pexco has had a manufacturing presence in Baja California since it acquired the Multitube extrusion operation in May 2011 and remains the only independent local Mexican medical plastics extruder in the Tijuana medical manufacturing cluster zone. The company presently manufacturers out of a 17,000 square foot facility featuring a Class 8 clean room and 10 production lines. The expansion will add approximately 31,500 square feet of production and warehouse space to the current footprint with a 7,600 square foot clean room in order to account for recently won business for the company’s medical division in the region as well as support new commercial development programs for the market.
Spectrum Continues to Invest in Micromolding
Spectrum Plastics Group has developed and expanded micromolding as part of its comprehensive plastic manufacturing technologies. Spectrum micromolds implantable PEEK, PLA-derivative bioresorbable, and other advanced engineering material thermoplastics, into parts a fraction of a single gram or even a pellet in size.