COAHUILA, Mexico - Canadian furniture manufacturer Palliser has increased its presence in Mexico - opening a 65,000-square-foot manufacturing facility.
The Winnipeg, Manitoba-based Palliser says the new facility will be located adjacent to their existing facility and will employ up to 180 employees. Palliser cited growth in both of the company's home theater seating and their entry-level price point furniture brands as reasons for the expansion.
"We are so proud of this new facility and of the growth that we've been able to realize over the past few years," said Cary Benson, president and CEO of Palliser Furniture. "This is our fifth manufacturing facility in North America, allowing us to service our customers even more efficiently."
Palliser is implementing new manufacturing methodologies in this facility, including the use of conveyor one-piece continuous flow production in order to achieve higher efficiencies and more strenuous quality control. Energy efficiency was a key priority of the design, which uses low-demand kilowatt equipment and LED illumination.
Palliser is the fifth largest Canadian furniture maker in the FDMC 300. We estimate its annual sales to be approximately $150 million.