in Vol. 16 - September Issue - Year 2015
Large Order From Specialist Mexican Product Finishing Company
Nickel plating line
Demineralised water plant
Riley Surface World has recently won a six-figure order for the supply of pre-owned nickel plating, anodising, cleaning and water treatment plants from a specialist metal finishing company in Mexico.
The equipment had all been declared surplus to requirements by a large, international provider of safety products to the nuclear power generation sector. Riley Surface World was selected to dispose of the plants due to its specialist knowledge of the global surface finishing industry. The various items have now been shipped from their original home in Birmingham, UK to their new location in Toluca, near Mexico City.
The new owner is Ecoplating SA, part of a group of eight companies that comprises the largest metal finishing organisation in Mexico. It was formed 70 years ago by Ramon Pages Snr., who is still active in the company. It has a workforce of 1550 employees and two of the companies have joint ventures in the USA and Germany. Its services include nickel, copper, zinc, chrome, tin and precious metal plating, passivation, phosphating and other ancillary activities.
Ecoplating enjoys an excellent strategic location in one of Mexico's most vibrant manufacturing areas, with neighbouring companies that include Chrysler, Mercedes Benz, BMW, Nissan, Honda, Valeo, Schneider and Siemens. It supplies the automotive, electronics, oil, gas and consumer products sectors. Future expansion plans include new factories in Monterrey and Queretaro to support the expansion of the Mexican automobile industry.
The equipment supplied by Riley Surface World comprised an 8-stage nickel plating line with two rectifiers, four modern 4-stage anodising lines with rectifiers, fume extraction and product suspension, two cleaning lines including transporters and drying ovens and a 5m3 demineralised water generation plant.
All of the machinery is in immaculate condition and can be easily re-configured for other process finishing and cleaning applications.
The current CEO of Ecoplating SA, Ramon Pages Jnr., says that the purchase of such valuable and versatile equipment will make an important contribution to his company's future expansion plans, as it stands to benefit from the expected upturn in the Central and North American economies over the next few years. He also paid tribute to the professionalism and technical expertise of all the staff at Riley Surface World, who worked very hard to complete the project on budget and on time.