To further strengthen its customer support in Mexico, Gehring opened a new facility in Silao, Mexico on November 9, 2017. Led by Eng. Abraham Pizano, the new Gehring de Mexico will provide customers with access to the company's tooling rework, training, services and sales support.
"The Mexican manufacturing sector has rapidly expanded in recent decades, with new factories featuring the latest in state-of-the-art technology," Gehring's president, JC Fincato said. "Gehring de Mexico can now provide support and services for these customers locally. The ‘One Gehring' theme codifies the global focus of the company, as it seeks to serve a global customer base. In previous years, our Mexican customers had to send back their tooling to our Farmington Hills, Michigan-based headquarters for refurbishment. Now, we can offer such services as tooling rework and engineering consultations directly to those customers in their own local areas."
"We're incredibly proud of the progress we've made with Gehring de Mexico," Fincato said. "Establishing a physical manufacturing plant in Mexico is already helping us serve customers better than ever before, reducing delivery times and costs while simultaneously meeting our customers' desire for local, technical, and engineering support."
A major part of Gehring's business mission and focus globally is the desire to enhance customer and industry knowledge through honing technology and machine systems training for honing education, training, consulting and support in helping manufacturers implement and use their advanced honing technologies to their best advantage. Fincato concluded his remarks by noting that Gehring is now a "one-stop shop" for all elements of the honing process - machines, tools, gauging, automation, rework, abrasives, R&D - with global support for global production platforms.
The honing seminar and Gehring Mexico Open House brought together experts in the domain of honing to present basic and advanced honing theories and the application of Gehring's advanced honing technologies such as Form Honing which play a significant role in emissions reductions for the internal combustion engine.
Gehring Mexico Manager Abraham Pizano commented, "Gehring was honored to host this seminar, dedicated to honing technology in Mexico and to provide a high level technical and networking platform for professionals in this field with the leading manufacturers in the automotive and other industry sectors."
During the day-long seminar hosted at Ecce Inn- Silao, these workshops were conducted by industry experts:
-Gehring MX. Abraham Pizano and Andrew VanBoven: "Basic and Advanced Honing"
-Gehring L.P. JC Fincato: "Advanced Honing Technologies including Form honing and Laser Honing
-Gehring L.P. JC Fincato: "Digital Solutions at Gehring"
The technical program was followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and official inauguration of Gehring Mexico by JC Fincato and Alfredo Porras -Investment Promotion Director of Guanajuato State Government and the day was concluded by a tour and drinks reception at the new plant.