MEXICO – Heat and Control, Inc., a world-leading equipment manufacturer and food/non-food processing industry supplier, has started construction of a new manufacturing facility in Mexico.
The facility which is expected to cover an area of 728,554 sq. ft. (67,685 sq. m) will become the largest of the Heat and Control properties once fully completed and operational.
It will boast of a number of state-of-the-art facilities including a warehouse, manufacturing, R&D and demonstration center, and offices.
According to the company, the manufacturing area is expected to have a footprint of 246,041 sq. ft. (22,858 sq. m), taking Heat and Control’s global manufacturing and warehouse capacity to over one million sq. ft.
The 36,812 sq. ft. (3,420 sq. m) demonstration center which includes access to inspection, packaging, and six process production lines including Masa Maker™, taco/tostada, and other food equipment, is also expected to increased opportunities for food companies to test Heat and Control equipment.
The company has recently invested in new technologies, such as the latest material automation machinery with fiber laser for cutting flat and tube material, water jet cutting equipment, deburring machines, and an 80 ft. (24.38 m) powder coating processing booth to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of its solutions.
Heat and Control’s capabilities receive a boost
The Mexican facility -which wraps up the company’s global 70th-anniversary celebration- will be transformative and significantly expand the company’s abilities to serve new and existing customers.
“With this new plant we will increase our productivity, which will allow us to have a greater competitive advantage,” said Arturo Lorenzana, General Manager of Heat and Control Mexico.
“Cutting-edge machinery will help us automate and improve our manufacturing processes in order to continue leading the market.”
Heat and Control commenced operations in Mexico in 1985. Guadalajara is head office for Mexico and Latin American operations.
The team has been integral to growth of the food industry notably in corn food products, helping take tortilla chip and taco processing technology to the global market.
New equipment for oil-use efficiency
Heat and Control, Inc. has also recently released the OilSaver Filtration System to its Oil Management System lineup.
According to the company, the OilSaver extends the life of frying oil with continuous high efficiency filtration down to 10 microns.
The new machine reportedly preserves frying oil quality by removing solids (coating, crumbs, etc.) using high efficiency filtration during production while the fryer is in use.
The OilSaver can be used with any fryer and keeps frying oil in good condition for coated protein products, peanuts, snack foods, appetizers, and other fried foods.
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