TLAJOMULCO DE ZUNIGA, MEXICO – International processing equipment manufacturer Heat and Control Inc. announced the opening of its newest facility, located near Guadalajara, Mexico.

The head office for the company’s operations in Mexico and Latin America, the 356,651-square-foot facility is the largest among Heat and Control’s properties worldwide.

The company, which has operated in Mexico since 1985, said its team in the region has proven integral to the growth of the food industry by delivering processing technology that improved production efficiency and sustainability.

The new facility features spaces for manufacturing, demonstration, and research and development, as well as a warehouse and offices.

Heat and Control named its 38,793-square-foot demonstration center after founder Andy Caridis.  Centro Tecnico Andy Caridis was designed to provide more opportunities for customers to test equipment. The company said the facility will significantly expand how it serves new and existing customers, who can visit and see what Heat and Control has to offer in areas such as inspection, packaging, process production lines and other food equipment.

“This new facility will benefit Heat and Control globally, provide additional support to our customers and further reinforce our commitment to serving the industry,” said Tony Caridis, president.

The company also shared that its new Mexico facility will show customers how they can adopt processing technology that will help them reach environmental goals, with systems that reduce fuel costs, energy waste and water consumption.

Other features of the facility include material automation machinery with fiber laser for cutting flat and tube material, water jet cutting equipment, deburring machines, and an 80-foot powder coating processing booth.