Walgren Company, a world leader in turnkey anodizing and plating systems, has announced a new headquarters facility for the design and manufacture of metal finishing systems in Mexico. The new headquarters is in Queretaro, a major manufacturing hub in the geographic heart of the country.
According to Walgren Chairman Drew Johnston, the new headquarters will support sales and service, as well as manufacturing and process development activities for the company’s growing customer base in Mexico and, eventually, Central America. “We regard this new headquarters as an important part of our commitment to serve Mexico’s fast-growing aerospace and automotive sectors,” he said. “Walgren has a well-established presence in the region, and the new facility will heighten our ability to manage multiple complex projects simultaneously.”
The Mexico location has a bilingual staff with decades of experience in metal finishing. It will be managed by Paul Fisher, a long-time Mexico resident who is also the publisher of Finishing Talk, an online metal finishing forum with 3,000 members.
**Walgren will exhibit at Mexico's Aerospace Summit on September 26-27 at the Queretaro Convention & Congress Center.
ABOUT WALGREN COMPANY
Walgren was founded in 1955 and has installations in 26 countries. The Mexico headquarters is the company’s third; other headquarters locations are Grand Rapids, Mich., and Dongguan, China. Within Mexico, Walgren also serves clients from locations in Monterrey and Tijuana. Walgren also serves its worldwide customer base from offices in Sao Paulo, Brazil; Solingen, Germany; and Cairo, Egypt.
Walgren is best-known for its anodizing technology -- Types I, II and III -- and for the development of highly efficient material handling systems for complex metal plating operations. It was recently named in a Merit Award by the Design-Build Institute of America for its work at Robins Air Force Base, where Walgren engineered, manufactured and installed 9 highly automated process lines for Robins’ Ground Support Equipment Facility.
For more information, please contact Paul Fisher in Mexico (52) (415) 100.82.82, or call Craig Stevens in the US: 800-831-5555. You may also visit www.walgren.com.