Sunnen Products Company Expands with new Monterrey, Mexico Plant
August 29, 2019
Sunnen Products Company is expanding its global production footprint, opening a manufacturing facility in Monterrey Mexico to complement its production in the U.S., China, Switzerland, and Brazil. The company will move a portion of its abrasive and tooling products from its St. Louis operation to the Monterrey facility. The transition will be phased to begin by the end of 2019 and conclude by the end of 2020. The company expects minimal impact on staffing levels in St. Louis with this transition and will reassign most employees to fill needs in other areas.
Sunnen, a family-owned business, remains deeply committed to its employee base and to St. Louis. The company recognizes that diversification of the labor pools from which it draws its highly skilled workforce needs to expand in order to meet the demands of its customers. Further, workforce tenure and pending retirements present a challenge the company must respond to. “This expansion represents a positive opportunity to further our global reach, advancing our position in the marketplace. Additionally, it allows our highly skilled St. Louis workforce to expand their focus on innovating the Sunnen portfolio and to better serving our customers for another 95 years,” said President & COO, Chris Miltenberger.
Long the industry leader in honing technology, Sunnen has grown to be one of the largest integrated manufacturers of precision bore creation and finishing equipment. Sunnen’s customers, and their applications, span a range of industries. The product line includes honing, lapping, skiving/roller burnishing systems, and deep hole drilling tools, abrasives, and accessories. Sunnen employs 650 people worldwide, with offices, manufacturing and technical support facilities in Europe, China, India, Brazil, and the US. The company’s expansive international distributor network provides full global support for its multinational customer base.
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