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HA Group bundles commercial activities in Mexico

With effect from 1st July 2019, Hüttenes-Albertus Chemische Werke GmbH (HA) and Garmi del Norte SA de CV (Garmi) announced their new joint venture, which will be serving the Mexican foundry industry. With this transaction the HA Group will bundle all its commercial activities in Mexico in the new corporation named HA Quimica de Mexico SA de CV (HAMEX).

HA International LLC (HAI, a HA Group company) is the market leading manufacturer and supplier of foundry resin systems, resin coated sand for shell moulding and refractory coatings for North America. Garmi, a market leading manufacturer, distributor and supplier of foundry products and logistical services in Mexico, has been a longstanding representative of HAI in the northern region of Mexico.

“This new joint venture with our long-standing partner Garmi represents an important step for the HA Group, and further strengthens our global foundry leadership position in Mexico”, said Franz Friedrich Butz, president of HA and chairman of the HAMEX board. Christoph Koch, president of HA adds: “The joint venture with Garmi demonstrates our long-term commitment as a solutions provider that is well positioned to deliver sustainable customer value within the foundry industry, while broadening our product portfolio and providing innovative technologies and individual services to our customers in Mexico”.

“We have operated in close relationship for almost 30 years and together have developed the Mexican business into an industry leader,” said Mike Feehan, president and general manager of HAI. “The continued successful relationship between the HA Group and Garmi will flourish within the new joint venture, as the operations have been well established and HAMEX will offer an even broader range of products and services.”

Rodrigo de la Garza, CEO of the new joint venture, also keenly welcomes the creation of HAMEX: “It has been a privilege to work along side by side with the HA Group for many years now developing and supporting the Mexican foundry industry. Combining our capabilities, products and services in one company, we see with great enthusiasm and optimism the next steps of our joint future. This will certainly bring new and better possibilities for our customers and our industry.”

HA Quimica de Mexico SA de CV is a newly created joint venture between HA (51 per cent) and Garmi (49 per cent) to serve the Mexican foundry industry.