REHAU says it is “proud of our 60-year history in the Montreal region and the 17 years we have been manufacturing edges at the Baie d’Urfé plant,” but that isn’t stopping the company from moving production to Mexico
REHAU plans to build a new facility for edgeband production in North America to meet current demand and to scale for future growth.
Established in 1993, REHAU México's new plant will be the third in the company’s Celaya production hub in central México.
“The decision to relocate REHAU's edgeband production from our plant in Baie d’Urfé, Montreal, was a very difficult one, but market conditions have forced us to act since we must be a trusted partner that reliably delivers product to our customers,” said Dr. Thomas Troeger, CEO of REHAU Americas.
“The ongoing labour shortages in Montreal are impacting our ability to meet customer expectations, a situation that is expected to continue. Despite our teams working expanded hours, we are simply not able to meet current demand, nor can we help customers grow their business. This is a customer-driven decision; REHAU is committed to providing the same high-quality product, but in a much improved proactive and timely manner.
“Our Montreal team will continue to produce edgebands throughout 2023, until the new plant is in full production by the first quarter of 2024. We will stand by our 200 employees in Quebec and help them find future employment,“ Troeger said.