Over recent years Freeman Schwabe machines continue to show robust sales growth across its business portfolio of cutting press machines and cutting systems in USA, and also in its second biggest geographical market, Mexico.
SCHWABE USA Machines lead Freeman Schwabe business expansion
Within the total sales growth, sales of the US manufactured SCHWABE USA die cutting presses, is particularly strong, reflecting customers positive reaction to the new machine innovations introduced in 2012:
Roller Press – ideally suited for cutting full and half hide leather
- Extra Strong structure for durability
- Distinct economic advantage when high cutting pressure required, for large number of linear inches of die rule
- Wide range of options available depending on manufacturing process
Straight Ram Beam Press with the DIEVAC® system
- 100% cutting accuracy.
- Almost zero scrap parts.
- Tremendous productivity.
- Excellent fabric utilization.
- Occupies less floor space than other systems.
- Material will not move while cutting.
Both of these new SCHWABE USA branded machine presses were especially designed and engineered for large volume die cutting of Automotive Interior Trim material components e.g. tri-laminates, bi-laminates,leather hide, stretchy polyesters, foam filled material, spacer mesh, used in automobile seating systems / seat covers and auto interior systems.
Automotive Interior Systems in Mexico
In Mexico the Automotive Industry is one of many “ Industry Clusters” benefiting from the North American Trade Agreement:
- “80% of the leading Automotive OEM’s have assembly plants in Mexico”
- “more than 300 Tier 1 auto suppliers have plants in Mexico, including: Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Nissan, WV and Toyota”.
The automotive and auto parts plants, and its suppliers, are located in 16 Mexican states: Aguascalientes, Baja California, Chihuahua, Coahuila, Distrito Federal, Estado de México, Guanajuato, Jalisco, Morelos, Nuevo León, Puebla, Querétaro, San Luis Potosí, Sonora, Tamaulipas and Tlaxcala.
The positive consumer sales growth in the USA domestic auto market, is a positive indicator for a growing sales trend for SCHWABE USA cutting presses and cutting systems in Mexico. The SCHWABE USA brand has already built a global reputation for reliability and dependability and is recognized as a low cost / higher ROI manufacturing solution over NC cutting.
With the expanding sales for SCHWABE USA machines presses and cutting systems, Freeman Schwabe is looking to increase its in-market technical support and is working with the U.S. Commercial Service in Mexico to identify working partners as regional agents and companies who can provide engineering technical / maintenance coverage.
SCHWABE USA supplies the majority of the global auto interior systems suppliers and manufacturers e.g. Lear Corporation, Johnson Controls, Faurecia, Muller Textiles, Magna Intier, Eagle Ottawa, Toyota Boshoku, HFI, Takata, Kongsberg Automotive, GST Auto Leather, many of which have multiple plants in Mexico.
Companies in Mexico interested in working with Freeman Schwabe to expand its growing machines business even further, as sales agents or technical support services should contact Greg DeFisher President and CEO of Freeman Schwabe