TPI Composites has announced it is to reopen its plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico to provide wind blades to the North American market.
The Juarez factory was formerly operated as a joint venture between TPI and Mitsubishi Power Systems under the name of VienTek, but now is beginning operations to serve multiple customers as a 100% owned TPI facility.
Steve Lockard, President & CEO of TPI Composites said;
TPI is very pleased to be reopening our Mexico operation to continue to drive down the cost of wind energy and to gain market share in the U.S. and Mexico. It will allow us to grow our business with current customers and to support new customers in the region.
TPI currently operates regional wind blade factories in the U.S., China and Turkey. Lockard commented, the Iowa operation will continue to effectively serve primarily the mid-western U.S. market while the Mexico plant’s location is ideally situated to deliver blades by truck and rail to the western U.S. and Mexico markets.