Backed by Datwyler’s global support network, engineering and production capabilities, the ability to fully support customers in the region will have far reaching benefits. Supply chain security will be strengthened to an even greater level, while the local-for-local approach will also drive waste out of both supply and production processes. Supply chains will also be shortened, facilitating faster speeds to market – a critical element in the electric vehicle market due to the demands of both OEMs and big tech companies as they compete for market share.
LSR is not necessarily new to this market but, in addition to our production and engineering expertise, our Silao plant is the only operation in the region to offer 2K (two-component) technologies and one of the few across Mexico. Our ability to give customers access to our advanced material and simulation capabilities will also add significant value. As we continue to work together with automotive OEMs and system suppliers, advanced materials can be selected and developed to their unique specifications, delivering optimal performance, mitigating risks and streamlining processes.
The Silao plant has been a core supplier of rubber components to the region and beyond for over 13 years. The new line is expected to significantly enhance its ability to deliver the highest quality LSR components to its customers. One machine is already in operation, with a second due to come online in early 2022.