Walbro Announces North American Expansion
June 29, 2017
Walbro LLC (Tucson, Arizona) announced an expansion of its North American manufacturing operations with the opening of a new aluminum diecasting facility in Los Mochis, Sinaloa, Mexico.
The new facility, which is co-located with Walbro’s engine management plant in Los Mochis, will share management, supply chain and administrative services with the existing plant.
“I am pleased to announce Walbro’s latest investment in precision diecasting and the continued expansion of our North American production operations,” said Matthew Riddle, CEO, Walbro. “Our team was able to take advantage of over 20 years of diecasting experience from our other locations to design and install a world-class diecasting facility in Mexico. This capability allows us to serve our existing North American customers with shorter lead times and a broader range of products, while opening the door for opportunities to serve an expanded customer base.”
The plant will initially manufacture flywheels for small engines in the first two installed diecasting centers. Plans are already in place to add six additional diecasting machines. The facility will employ between 60 and 70 additional workers at full capacity.
Walbro supplies engine management systems for the lawn and garden, recreational and marine, outdoor power equipment, and two-wheel small engine markets.
Walbro manufactures carburetors, fuel injection systems, ignition systems, pumps, valves and fuel storage and distribution systems.