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Phillips Industries to expand electrical harness plant


Monday, July 12, 2010
Sales have increased significantly since the company opened its Mexico facility in 2007.
Sales have increased significantly since the company opened its Mexico facility in 2007.

SANTA FE SPRINGS, Calif. — Phillips Industries electrical harness division has announced a major expansion of its plant in Saltillo, Mexico.

The company said in a news release the expansion was the result of a significant sales increase since it moved the division to Mexico in 2007.

The increase in manufacturing space of over 70,000 square feet will allow for growth of the trailer harness assembly line, improved process flow and more finished product storage, according to Filiberto Coello, general manager of the electrical harness division, who also noted that as a result of the facility and manufacturing improvements, Phillips will produce and offer pre-made sealed wire harnesses for any application with short lead times at competitive costs.

“Significant focus has been in quality and delivery performance areas as well as applying lean manufacturing and operating principles,” Coello said. “With more than 100 Kaizan events behind us, our customers have felt the positive impact and we need more room to keep up.” 

Corrosion resistance is an important consideration when fleets choose trailer products and Phillips trailer harnesses are protected against moisture, corrosion and failure because they are built to withstand the most extreme environmental conditions, Coello said.

Molded material on all plugs adheres and bonds to cables and molded connections keep moisture and contaminants from penetrating the electrical system.

Phillips now offers more pre-made sealed wire harness configurations to meet the needs of fleet operators. 

For more information, visit www.phillipsind.com.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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