Klöckner to open second site in Mexico

Distribution group Kloeckner Metals Corp. has announced the ground-breaking celebration for a new facility located in Querétaro, Mexico, to be completed in spring 2022.

Servicing the automotive and other metals-supplied industries, Kloeckner Metals Querétaro will supply hot-rolled pickled and oiled, cold rolled, galvanized and coated steel, ultra-high-strength carbon steel, aluminium, and stainless steel. It will feature a 72-inch slitter capable of processing a thickness range of 0.010”-0.250”. It will be laid out for a maximum coil weight of 80,000 pounds, a maximum tensile stress of 261 KSI (1,800 MPa), and a maximum yield stress of 195 KSI (1,300 MPa).

The facility is built to supply automotive, HVAC, and appliance manufacturers, alongside metal forming stampers and telecommunications and electronics enclosure builders, Kallanish learns from the American unit of German-based Klöckner & Co. Apart from its supply services, the house will also partner with customers on value-added programmes in both processing and the supply chain, Klöckner adds.

After 17 years servicing Mexico out of Kloeckner Metals Monterrey, located in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Kloeckner Metals Querétaro will be the group’s second facility in Mexico. Strategically located in the centre of the country, it will benefit from a dedicated rail spur serviced by Kansas City Southern de Mexico, the company notes.

Christian Koehl Germany