Mexico is the second largest economy in Latin America, after Brazil, and has an ideal location for accessing the US market. It is becoming increasingly attractive for global companies that are nearshoring by moving production away from Asia to the north part of the country, between the cities of Monterrey and Tijuana. The Mexican economy is estimated to grow up to 3.0% both this year and next, boosted by increased manufacturing investment, according to the most up-to-date government forecast*. Smurfit Kappa’s latest USD12 million investment in its Tijuana plant includes new machinery and process upgrades which will significantly increase both printing quality and efficiency. Laurent Sellier, Smurfit Kappa CEO of the Americas, commented: “Mexico is an important market for Smurfit Kappa. We have invested substantial resources both in paper machines and corrugated plants while increasing our network to support the country’s economy and our customers’ needs.
IPG (Intertape Polymer Group), a leading manufacturer of highly automated packaging machinery and turnkey solutions, has launched the new Tishma brand HYDRA™2, a fully automatic random case erector and bottom sealer.
The HYDRA2 is a random case erector that offers manual box selection or seamless data connectivity with your Warehouse Management System for superior operational management and control.
“Tishma’s HYDRA2 is a direct result of us listening to our customers and the issues they are facing as their packaging landscape continues to change,” states Rob Hoffman, IPG Senior Director of Sales. “Our customers wanted a small footprint and the ability to use IPG’s pressure-sensitive or wateractivated tapes. We have a system that provides that and so much more.”
The base system includes four magazine positions that can be expanded to 12+ at our factory or in the field as a company’s needs change or grow. With a linear, compact design, it features ergonomic top load magazines with a bottom belt transfer to ensure free selection from any magazine for uninterrupted operation at up to 15 cases per minute.
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