Heat and Control Inc., equipment manufacturer and food/non-food processing industry supplier, has opened a 356,000-sq-ft facility in Mexico.
The Jalisco facility is the largest of the Heat and Control properties, and the head office for Mexico and Latin American operations.
Heat and Control has had operations in Mexico since 1985.
Food companies will have increased opportunities to test Heat and Control equipment in the 38,793-sq-ft demonstration center named in honor of founder Andy Caridis who has been integral to the growth of the industry and operations in Mexico.
The center features inspection, packaging, and six process production lines, including Masa Maker, taco/tostada and other food equipment.
“This new facility will benefit Heat and Control globally, provide additional support to our customers, and further reinforce our commitment to serving the industry,” said Tony Caridis, president of Heat and Control.
The entire facility features a warehouse, manufacturing, R&D and demonstration center, and offices.
The new facility will help customers adopt processing technology that can reduce fuel costs, energy waste and water consumption. It features the latest material automation machinery with fiber laser for cutting flat and tube material, water jet cutting equipment, deburring machines, and an 80-foot powder coating processing booth.