A Blackburn industrial spare parts and repairs specialist has announced expansion plans for its Mexico operations.

Northern Industrial first opened an office in Mexico City in December 2020, its first location outside the UK prior to launching its German site earlier this year.

The company, which is headquartered in Thwaites Close, Blackburn, has now launched fully in Mexico under the 'NI Controls' brand and moved into new premises in Querétaro, a city in central Mexico, 113 miles northwest of Mexico City.

Established 40 years ago, the family run firm exports industrial spare parts and repair services to manufacturing and engineering companies across the world.

The company’s central operation in the UK stocks more than 200,000 parts numbers, sourced from more than 1,350 manufacturers.

The company sources and refurbishes obsolete parts from across the world, which are sold via its multilingual website and customer service team. The company exports to more than 146 countries around the world.

Country Manager, Antonio Ulloa, said: “We are immensely proud and excited to be expanding NI Controls in Mexico as a central hub for the whole of the Americas.

“These new facilities will benefit our delivery time and service for the American automation market and consolidate NI Controls’ internationalisation program.

“The success of the UK company shows there is a massive need for the products and services we offer.”

NI Controls’ new facilities in Mexico are located in Santiago de Querétaro in the new “Bodegas Carrillo” industrial park.

The space will have capacity to stock approximately 6,000 components and the company is expecting to ship around 240 service and repair orders from the new facilities in the coming months of August and September 2022.

Northern Industrial managing director, David Lenehan, added: “Northern Industrial has been established and is continuing to grow by providing the spare parts and repair services companies worldwide need to avoid costly downtime.

"We are really excited to be expanding this operation in Mexico to further improve the speed of our spare parts delivery and repairs services for American customers during stressful breakdown situations, while also providing solutions for preventative maintenance.”