PPG Industries, which manufactures metal coatings, has completed a US$27 million expansion of its San Juan del Rio, Queretaro, Mexico, coatings manufacturing facility.

‘Mexico is an important, growing market for PPG, and this expansion is an important step for our future in serving customers here,’ said Adriana Macouzet, PPG general manager, Latin America – North.

The project adds four new buildings to the site, representing about 100,000 ft2  of additional space for production, product development and quality testing. The additional capacity will enable PPG to meet increasing demand for its automotive original equipment manufacturer (OEM), packaging and industrial coatings by customers in Mexico.

Upgrades at the facility also include renovated space for support services, meeting rooms, and features for employees such as a renovated cafeteria and lockers. The new buildings incorporate sustainable designs that provide natural light in employee areas, use intelligent lighting systems to maximize energy efficiency, and incorporate water-recycling capabilities.

This story is reprinted from material from PPG, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.