Hundreds of national and international firms are preparing for EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 (Expo Guadalajara, March 10–12), western Mexico’s premier packaging and processing trade show, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. The second edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara is expected to feature 350 companies exhibiting across 4,500 net square meters (48,000 net square feet). The premier edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara welcomed more than 300 exhibitors in 3,200 nsm.
Guadalajara and the surrounding region have seen significant growth with companies expanding and investing in their manufacturing operations. Well-known firms such as Sabritas, Gamesa and Botanas Che Che Che (a company currently expanding to the United States) are making significant infrastructure investments in Jalisco. Nestlé has already selected the region as the location for its largest milk production plant in Mexico, which will include sustainable technologies and address demand for 350 million liters of milk per year in the region.
In addition to the food industry, IT and pharmaceutical manufacturing are also key players in Western Mexico. Communication and IT equipment are the region’s largest exports, leading the nation, holding 69 percent of the marketplace. And, Jalisco ranks second in the country for pharmaceutical production with 123 pharmaceutical manufacturers, according to ProMéxico.
The Western and Central regions of Mexico have been favored by businesses due to the constant growth of their production capacity and their location. The neighboring states of Colima, Guanajuato, an important manufacturing center for the automotive sector, and Aguascalientes are all projecting significant growth in their manufacturing operations.
These factors make Western Mexico a competitive marketplace for innovative packaging and processing solutions manufacturers and a hub for decision-makers serving some of the most thriving industries in the country.
EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015 (March 10-12, 2015; Expo Guadalajara, Jalisco) is produced by PMMI, the Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, owner of the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows. For more information about EXPO PACK Guadalajara, visit www.expopackguadalajara.com.mx or call +01 (55) 5545.4254.
PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies, is a trade association representing over 650 packaging and processing supply chain companies that provide a full range of packaging and processing machinery, materials, components and containers. PMMI actively brings buyers and sellers together through programs and events such as the PACK EXPO portfolio of trade shows, packexpo.com, PACK EXPO Show Daily, networking events and educational programs.
PMMI organizes the PACK EXPO trade shows: PACK EXPO International, Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International and presented jointly with the International Society for Pharmaceutical Engineering (ISPE); PACK EXPO Las Vegas, PACK EXPO East, EXPO PACK México and EXPO PACK Guadalajara, connecting participants in the packaging and processing supply chain with their customers around the world. Coming Up: PACK EXPO International 2014, Nov. 2–5 (McCormick Place, Chicago); Pharma EXPO, co-located with PACK EXPO International 2014; PACK EXPO East, debuting Feb. 16–18, 2015 (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia); EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, March 10–12, 2015 (Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico); EXPO PACK México 2015, June 16–19 (Mexico City, Mexico).
Learn more about PMMI and the PACK EXPO trade shows at PMMI.org and Packexpo.com.