Ribbon Cutting Ceremony

Charles Industries Opens its Second Manufacturing Facility in Nogales, Mexico

March 8, 2023

Charles Industries, LLC, a leading manufacturer of innovative enclosed solutions, opens its sixth state-of-the-art manufacturing facility and second outside the United States in Nogales, Sonora, Mexico. The new facility supports its vision to grow and ongoing expansion into the global market.

The new manufacturing facility is part of the Amphenol Optimize complex in Nogales, which has been in operation since 1984. Charles Industries’ new Nogales facility spans 83,000 square feet and features cutting-edge technology and equipment, including a well-trained workforce. Charles will be able to significantly increase production capacity and streamline its manufacturing processes with this new facility while improving customer lead times.

“We are excited to increase the capacity of our non-metallic enclosures to better support customer demand,” stated Dominic Imbrogno, Vice President of Operations for Charles Industries. “This facility has several new manufacturing capabilities, and processes and this expansion in Nogales advances Charles’ position as the industry leader for innovative non-metallic enclosed solutions that protect network infrastructure.”

Charles Industries along with its parent Amphenol Corporation has taken steps to minimize environmental impact. New equipment utilizes the latest in power-saving technology. Excess and plastic scraps from the process are recycled back into the manufacturing process, minimizing waste.

“The new facility marks a new milestone for Charles Industries and a crucial step towards becoming a stronger strategic partner to our key customers. Our long-term mindset of growth should always be aligned with the needs and goals of our customers, while also keeping in mind our vision to be a global leader in protecting the connections that bring people together,” said Cristina Cristea, General Manager for Charles Industries. “At the end of the day, our success is not only measured by our performance, but also by the impact we make in the lives of our customers, our employees who make this possible, and our communities we serve.”

To celebrate the opening of the new facility, Charles hosted a grand opening ceremony. The ceremony is graced by Genaro Vecerra Alvarez, president of the Maquiladora Association, Laura Biedebach, U.S. consulate, Amphenol Optimize representatives, Amphenol RFOB sister company leadership and Charles employees on March 1, 2023. The ribbon-cutting ceremony was followed by factory tours, food and refreshments, social gathering, and the unveiling of an original mural painted by local artist Luis Manuel Parra Torres.

About Charles Industries

2023 marks Charles Industries’ 55th year as a diversified manufacturer and marketer of high-technology enclosure systems for the telecommunications, wireless, broadband cable, utility, electric vehicle, government, and municipality markets. Founded in 1968, the company is ISO 9001:2015 and TL 9000-H registered and headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois, with four North American and two Mexican manufacturing centers. Charles Industries is proud to be an Amphenol Corporation Company operating within the Amphenol RF, Optics, and Broadband group. For further information, please visit www.charlesindustries.com, email [email protected], or call (847)806-6300.

About Amphenol

Amphenol Corporation is one of the world’s most prominent designers, manufacturers, and marketers of electrical, electronic, and fiber optic connectors and interconnects systems, antennas, sensors and sensor-based products, and coaxial and high-speed specialty cable. For more information, please visit www.amphenol.com.

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