Hundreds of national and international firms are preparing for EXPO PACK Guadalajara 2015, western Mexico’s premier packaging and processing tradeshow, produced by PMMI, The Association for Packaging and Processing Technologies. To be held at Expo Guadalajara on March 10–12, the second edition is expected to feature 350 companies exhibiting across 4,500 net square meters, or 48,000 net square feet. The premiere edition of EXPO PACK Guadalajara welcomed more than 300 exhibitors in 3,200 net square meters.
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 U.S., are making significant infrastructure investments in Jalisco. Nestlé has already selected the region as the location for its largest milk production plant in Mexico.
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.
For more information about EXPO PACK Guadalajara, visit www.expopackguadalajara.com.mx or call +01 (55) 5545-4254.
PMMI organizes the following upcoming PACK EXPO tradeshows: 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).