Salvador Alvarado Murillo Promoted to GM, SSi Mexico/In House Heat Treating Mexico
Our top news item for Thursday, January 20/2021 is two pronged and looks into the heat treatment industry in Mexico. First up we see that Salvador Alvarado Murillo, formerly Operations Manager for SSi Mexico (controls) was just promoted to General Manager. Salvador is one of the hardest working people we have met in the industry and after almost 10 years in the heat treatment industry in Mexico, all of them with SSi it is a promotion well deserved. His promotion gives us a good excuse to do what we at “The Monty” really enjoy doing which is looking at captive (in house) heat treating departments. Manufacturers are always extremely reluctant to share any information about their manufacturing process and this includes heat treating which is why we at “The Monty” are very proud of the fact that we have been allowed to profile so many captive heat treats.
In 2020 Salvador arranged a visit to a large automotive components facility in Pedro Escobedo, Mexico by the name of TREMEC, this is our summary of the heat treating department along with exclusive photos. In the first photo Salvador can be seen on the right along with head of the heat treat department.
“In House Heat Treating-TREMEC, Mexico; Founded in 1964 TREMEC is a manufacturer of transmissions and transmission components for a number of industries including automotive, heavy truck, agriculture and defense. Based in Mexico the firm has locations in the US, Mexico and Belgium with 3 of the facilities boasting in house heat treating capacity. Last week we at “The Monty” had the chance to visit the Pedro Escobedo location near Queretaro, Mexico, a facility which produces transmissions for heavy trucks. The heat treat department consists of a few batch IQ furnaces alongside two single row pusher lines. While none of the equipment is brand new it is very clean, certainly cleaner than most heat treats and it does have state of the art controls along with one of the coolest control rooms we have seen. By the way this facility is dwarfed by their larger sister company, TREMEC in Queretaro which produces automotive transmissions. Their heat treat department is similar in the types of furnaces but much larger in size. Enough of our talking-lets get to the good part which are the pictures.”
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