The Empalme plant was established to support aerospace OEMs and the local supply chains in Mexico’s rapidly expanding aerospace industry.

“Obtaining Nadcap accreditation is the key to unlocking new potential in the Guaymas region and beyond,” said Tracy Glende, president of Bodycote’s global aerospace, defence & energy division. “It opens the way for Bodycote Empalme to widen its customer base and provides greater visibility of the capabilities of the plant. We look forward to driving on and adding to our thermal processing and coatings portfolio in the very near future.”

Paul Dymond, senior general manager for the Empalme plant, stated: “The presence of a Nadcap accredited facility enables companies in the State of Sonora to access the highest quality heat treatment and brazing services, and provides a cost-effective option for aviation and power generation manufacturers within the region, enabling them to achieve complete processing without transporting parts back to the USA."