Nelson Global Products Expands to Serve Mexico Commercial and Recreational Vehicle Manufacturers

Nelson Global Products Expands to Serve Mexico Commercial and Recreational Vehicle ManufacturersSTOUGHTON, Wis., March 26, 2014  -- Nelson Global Products has announced its expansion into Mexico with a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Monterrey, Mexico (city of Garcia, state of Nuevo Leon). Full production begins in 45 days, as Nelson will serve the major commercial truck, off-highway and recreational vehicle manufacturers that have production facilities in the region.
The company will manufacture precision formed tubing and sheet metal structural fabrications, along with exhaust tubing, mufflers, and emissions system components for its broad range of commercial vehicle and outdoor power customers.

Nelson is a global leader in the design and manufacture of acoustic, tubular conveyance, and structural safety-related products for the commercial and recreational vehicle markets.

The 180,000 sq. ft. facility will be equipped with the latest technology in tube- and flat-bed lasers, as well as manual and robotic welding cells. CNC (computer numerical control) tube benders will assure OEM customers of tight tolerance controls and ultimate quality.

"Expanding our excellent service and supply, with closer proximity to our customer base in this important North America region, aligns perfectly with our company's global strategic growth plan," said Tom Gosnell, CEO of Nelson Global Products. "Our new facility in Mexico is in direct response to our customers who sought local technical and manufacturing support and reduced logistics costs. Our new facility demonstrates our commitment to grow internationally with our partners. 

"Monterrey is our fifth international location, and we'll have six facilities by the end of this year when our second plant in India opens," he added.  

Experienced manufacturing executive Alejandro Martinez will lead the Monterrey operation, with employment expected to total 220 production and administrative personnel within 12-16 months. "The new facility's success will be based on a strong culture of safety and quality and will become the customers' supplier benchmark. Utilizing the most motivated people from the Monterrey area and advanced production equipment, we'll deliver an excellent customer experience and positively impact the local community," said Martinez.

Sue Vanderbilt, vice president – business integration and Monterrey project manager, emphasized that customers will experience the same quality and delivery they have appreciated from other Nelson facilities. Additional products will be added to the new Monterrey operation, as production increases and new customer parts numbers are launched.

Other facilities in the Nelson manufacturing network that build similar products in the U.S. for other OEM customers include those operations in Clinton, TN, Black River Falls, WI, and Cambridge, MN.

"We continue to execute our global growth plan through strategic acquisitions as we broaden the Nelson portfolio of products made in the entire Latin American market," said Sergio Carvalho, president of Nelson's On-Highway business unit and the South American operations.

Over the past year, Nelson announced its second acquisition in Brazil -- with the latest being a structural tube manufacturer–-TuboPress in Araucaria, Brazil. It is supported by the manufacturing operation at Envall in Santa Rosa, Rio Grande do Sul.

About Nelson Global Products

With 75 years of rich engineering and manufacturing history, Nelson Global Products designs, manufactures, and markets a variety of acoustic, tubular conveyance, and structural safety-related products for the global commercial and recreational vehicle markets, both for OEM and aftermarket use. These products include mufflers and silencers; exhaust tube assemblies; EGR and Thermal Management Tubing (TMT) for emissions systems; pressurized tube assemblies for air, hydraulic and lubrication; and structural assemblies.

The company's operations, based in Stoughton, WI, includes manufacturing operations in Clinton, TN; Fort Wayne, IN; Arcadia, Black River Falls and Viroqua, WI, Morton, IL, Cambridge, MN; and international operations in Scoresby, Australia; Pune, India; Araucaria and Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil, Changzhou, China, and Monterrey, Mexico.

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