Kovalus invests over US$20mn in Mexican spiral membrane element assembly plant

Kovalus Separation Solutions, formerly known as Koch Separation Solutions, is investing more than US$20 million in a new 140,000 sq ft state-of-the-art facility for spiral membrane element assembly in Mexico.

The new facility will enable a 50% expansion in spiral membrane production capacity, effectively addressing the growing market demands in the food, beverage, life science, and industrial sectors.

“We are extremely excited about this investment in our growth,” said Manny Singh, CEO of Kovalus Separation Solutions. “Membrane technology allows our customers in food, beverage, dairy and industrial applications to significantly improve operational sustainability and profitability, through increased product yield, purity, and water reuse. The increasing demand for our products has prompted an exhaustive evaluation of potential locations for expansion. After careful consideration, we have chosen Mexico due to its proximity to key markets, availability of skilled labor, and rapidly improving infrastructure.”

All core membrane technology for spiral products will continue to be manufactured at the company’s Massachusetts headquarters using the same materials, machinery, and quality procedures. This alignment with the company’s Quality Management and Membrane Development teams will ensure consistent product performance and help to support future innovations.

Kovalus made an investment earlier this year to expand production capacity at its RELCO facility in Willmar, Minnesota, USA.

The new facility in Mexico is expected to begin operational qualification late this year.