Injection molding and value-added assembly service provider Viking Plastics, headquartered in Corry, Pennsylvania, has announced a formal manufacturing agreement with ISGO Manufacturing, a custom injection molding and assembling company headquartered in Monterrey, Mexico, since 1967.
The June 2019 agreement will help both companies serve demanding customers more locally, eliminating the trade challenges inherent in cross-border shipping for both companies.
For both companies, the US/Mexico supply chain is now easier and more efficient. Customers with large part needs enjoy significantly reduced cross-border transportation costs, saving time and inventory expense. This agreement also reduces the risk associated with rising tensions caused by Mexico/US border issues.
According to Viking Plastics President/CEO Kelly Goodsel, more and more automotive programs require facilities in several locations. This agreement allows Viking to produce the same part in the US, Canada, China, Mexico and South America.
“Many of our customers have significant demand in Mexico, particularly automotive customers with growing business there. This agreement maximizes the strengths of both companies in markets served by Viking customers,” said Goodsel. “The synergies allow us to provide the logistics and support Viking customers need in Mexico, while offering ISGO Manufacturing customers the same localized services in the US, China and Brazil.”
“With ISGO’s four facilities across Mexico, our 100+ presses with up to 1,500 ton offer greater capacity for Viking Plastics customers doing business in Mexico,” said ISGO President/CEO Ismael Gomez. “This agreement allows us to extend our North America and global reach as we provide Viking Plastics efficient access to their Mexican customers. In addition, both Viking Plastics and ISGO Manufacturing can now offer more to customers as we share larger presses, best practices, high-quality products and design expertise. It works for both companies.”
For more information, visit www.vikingplastics.com.