REHAU Relocates Edgeband Production Out of Quebec
REHAU announces plans to build a new facility for edgeband production in North America to meet current demand and to scale for future growth.
Established in 1993, REHAU México manufactures automotive components, gaskets for home and commercial refrigerators and profiles for windows and doors, employing more than 700 people.
The new plant will be the third in the company’s Celaya production hub in central México where a skilled labor force processes REHAU’s proprietary edgebanding production.
Relocation will be completed in 2023.
“The decision to relocate REHAU’s edgeband production from our plant in Baie d’Urfé, Montreal was a very difficult one, but market conditions have forced us to act since we must be a trusted partner that reliably delivers product to our customers,” states Dr. Thomas Troeger, CEO of REHAU Americas.
“The ongoing labor shortages in Montreal are impacting our ability to meet customer expectations, a situation that is expected to continue. Despite our teams working expanded hours, we are simply not able to meet current demand, nor can we help customers grow their business.”
The new Celaya plant will create 300 new jobs. A 15-month transition plan ensures customers will experience a smooth transition.
“We are proud of our 60-year history in the Montreal region and of the 17 years we have produced edgeband at our plant in Baie d’Urfé. Our team in Montreal will continue to produce edgeband through 2023 until the new plant is in full production by the first quarter of 2024. We will fully stand by our 200 team members in Quebec and will assist them in finding future employment,” concludes Troeger.
The REHAU Group develops, manufactures and markets polymer-based solutions for automotive, construction, furniture, materials, medical and industrial sectors throughout the world. Worldwide, the independent, family-owned group of companies operates in more than 190 locations with more than 20 000 employees.