Chromalloy expands Guaymas, Mexico, machining capabilities
Chromalloy announced an expansion of capabilities in Guaymas, Mexico, with a new facility that will double its capacity in Guaymas to machine new original equipment manufacturer (OEM) gas turbine engine components. The plant will supply turbine system manufacturers in the aerospace and energy industries.
"As a supplier in the new engine supply chain, Chromalloy is building on our capacity in Guaymas with a new facility and additional production space and equipment to support turbine system manufacturers," said Carlo Luzzatto, President. "Our process solutions and capabilities include precision machining of newly manufactured gas turbine engine parts for the next-generation, fuel-efficient aircraft engines, and the heavy industrial gas turbines used in power generation."
A groundbreaking was held on June 2, 2015 at the site of the new facility with company officials and Sonora, Mexico, Governor Guillermo Padres Elías and Guaymas, Mexico, Mayor Otto Guillermo Claussen Iberri. Other participating officials included Armando Barajas Torres, Mexico Chamber for Industrial Transformation.
The new 36,000-square-foot plant is being developed as a state-of-the-art manufacturing center using LEAN and other principles for optimum work flow and efficiency. The facility is scheduled to be completed in the third quarter of 2015. Once online in early 2016, it will machine up to 68,000 gas turbine engine components annually.
The new facility will replace the company's 17,000-square-foot facility at the Roca Fuerte Industrial Park in Guaymas.