Phillips Industries has opened a new facility in Arteaga, Mexico, for its Electrical Harness Division (EHD). According to Phillips, the move was necessary due to a 510% growth in the division in the past six years.
The new facility, close to large OEM's that Phillips supplies, increases EHD's footprint by 25% to support expected additional growth as well as improving lead times, flexibility and on-hand inventory for current business levels.
The majority of the demand at the Electrical Harness Division encompasses customized harnesses; and with the move to the new facility, additional layout improvements were made to increase efficiency, the company explained. An investment was also made in new, modern testing machines placed at the end of each production line to guarantee the product quality meets or exceeds OEM standards.
“We realized to meet the rapid growth we expect, we needed more room and better efficiencies with upgrades to production layout and quality control capabilities. EHD’s new larger facility not only gives us more room now, but it also gives us the ability to continue growing as the global demand for our products increases,” said Rob Phillips, president.