World Emblem Expands in Mexico

Posted April 15, 2016 at 12:20 pm

World Emblem Mexico, one of World Emblem’s nine manufacturing locations, has doubled its manufacturing footprint and moved to a new 125,000-square-foot location in Aguascalientes, Mexico, according to a news release.

World Emblem originally expanded to Mexico in 2005 by opening a 30,000-square-foot location. Within a year, the Mexico location was expanded to 55,000 square feet. After 10 years of operation, this site became insufficient to handle the continued growth. In the beginning of 2015, a decision was made to move to a larger facility. It took most of the year to find the proper location and set it up for World Emblem Mexico’s needs. The move was completed in February 2016.

“Having a strong team in Mexico under the amazing leadership of Alberto Albarran has allowed our domestic operations to focus on their individual clients’ specialty orders while all of the large volume manufacturing could be centrally manufactured and distributed in four days or less from Mexico,” said World Emblem CEO and President Randy Carr. “FlexstyleTM has also had such a huge impact on our volume requiring 30,0000 square feet of manufacturing space in Mexico just for the growth associated with this product.”

During the move, an additional 24 new machines with almost 300 heads were added and installed. World Emblem Mexico currently has more than 100 embroidery machines and over 1000 sewing heads with more machines scheduled to arrive in the upcoming months. “This equipment gives us the capacity to produce more than 60,000 emblems per day,” said General Manager Alberto Albarran. “We made the move to ensure capacity for existing clients and forecasted growth over the next 10 years. With this new building, we will have a better distribution on the floor that will result in increased productivity.”