July 6, 2023

Critical Manufacturing Expands Operations into Mexico, Strengthening Latin American Presence

06.07.2023, Tijuana, Mexico – Critical Manufacturing, an established leader in manufacturing execution systems (MES) for global, multi-site operations has expanded into Mexico, reinforcing its commitment to delivering innovative discrete solutions and driving digital transformation across the Latin American manufacturing landscape.

Recognizing the growing trend of companies establishing production facilities in Mexico to serve American manufacturing systems, Critical Manufacturing acknowledges the importance of expanding its operations to cater to this demand. With an intimate familiarity with this evolving industrial terrain, the company’s presence in Mexico presents a significant opportunity to provide comprehensive support to both existing and prospective customers, fostering stronger partnerships and fueling growth in the region.

Juan Ledezma, an accomplished industry professional with a deep understanding of the Latin American market, has been appointed as the General Manager of Critical Manufacturing in Mexico. Ledezma brings a wealth of experience and expertise to the position, having spearheaded numerous complex projects throughout Latin America. His leadership will play a pivotal role in expanding Critical Manufacturing’s footprint and driving growth in the region.

“Our expansion into Mexico marks a significant milestone for Critical Manufacturing,” said Francisco Almada Lobo, CEO and co-founder of Critical Manufacturing. “With our strong foundation and a visionary leader like Juan Ledezma at the helm, we are poised to provide unparalleled support to our customers in Latin America and nearshore projects. We are excited to embark on this new chapter and contribute to the region’s manufacturing excellence.”

Critical Manufacturing, a subsidiary of ASMPT, is recognized by analysts for its cutting-edge, fully integrated, modular MES, designed to address the complex operational challenges faced by modern manufacturers. Equipped with advanced data management and analytical capabilities, the MES solution enables seamless integration and empowers organizations to thrive in the Industry 4.0 era.

The decision to invest in Mexico aligns with Critical Manufacturing’s broader strategy of expanding its global footprint and fostering digitalization across international markets. The company’s commitment to providing localized support and expertise will enable Mexican manufacturers to accelerate their digital transformation journeys and achieve operational excellence.

The new facility in Mexico will serve as a strategic hub, fostering collaboration and innovation within the local manufacturing ecosystem. Critical Manufacturing’s team of talented engineers, led by Juan Ledezma, combines extensive industry experience with deep knowledge of Critical Manufacturing solutions, ensuring the delivery of high performing solutions that closely mirror production systems, regardless of complexity, to drive value for manufacturing teams.

“I am honored to lead the Mexico operations of Critical Manufacturing and contribute to the growth of the Latin American manufacturing industry,” stated Juan Ledezma, General Manager of Critical Manufacturing in Mexico. “Our mission is to empower organizations to embrace digital transformation and realize the full potential of their manufacturing processes. We look forward to partnering with local businesses, driving innovation, and supporting our customers’ success in this dynamic and evolving business environment.”

Critical Manufacturing is solidifying its position at the forefront of the manufacturing digital revolution with its investment in Mexico. Moreover, the recent strategic expansion into Penang, Malaysia exemplifies the company’s commitment to delivering comprehensive solutions and driving global digital transformation. By establishing a strong presence in Mexico and leveraging its expertise, Critical Manufacturing empowers organizations to navigate supply chain challenges, foster innovation, and drive long-term growth.


About Critical Manufacturing

Critical Manufacturing, leader in the Gartner Magic Quadrant and a subsidiary of ASMPT, provides the most modern, flexible and configurable manufacturing execution system (MES) available. Critical Manufacturing MES helps manufacturers stay ahead of stringent product traceability and compliance requirements; reduce risk with inherent closed-loop quality; integrate seamlessly with enterprise systems and factory automation, and provide deep intelligence and visibility of global production operations.

As a result, our customers are Industry 4.0 ready. They can compete effectively and profitably by easily adapting their operations to changes in demand, opportunity, or requirements, anywhere, at any time. For more information, visit criticalmanufacturing.avitamina.pt


ASMPT (HKEX stock code: 0522) is a leading global supplier of hardware and software solutions for the manufacture of semiconductors and electronics. Headquartered in Singapore, ASMPT’s offerings encompass the semiconductor assembly & packaging, and SMT (surface mount technology) industries, ranging from wafer deposition, to the various solutions that organise, assemble and package delicate electronic components into a vast range of end-user devices, which include electronics, mobile communications, computing, automotive, industrial and LED (displays). ASMPT partners with customers very closely, with continuous investment in R&D helping to provide cost-effective, industry-shaping solutions that achieve higher productivity, greater reliability and enhanced quality.

ASMPT is one of the constituent stocks of the Hang Seng Composite MidCap Index under the Hang Seng Composite Size Indexes, the Hang Seng Composite Information Technology Industry Index under Hang Seng Composite Industry Indexes and the Hang Seng HK 35 Index. To learn more about ASMPT, please visit us at www.asmpt.com.

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