In addition to the production capabilities and innovative technological components of the facility, the MX Manufacturing Centre was also built with the employees in mind. The new facility employs over 200 staff in Edmonton and is the company’s largest manufacturing centre worldwide.
The centre includes the world’s first robotic assembly of its type, QA, and a testing and torquing system including a proprietary traceability method developed by Packers Plus in conjunction with one of its key suppliers. The MX facility is the first of its kind in the world, the company said.
“Our MX manufacturing process provides the ability to determine the source of materials traced back to the mill of origin for any component of any tool worldwide. For example, we can determine the material certification and the steel mill for any component of an [oil and gas] tool that was shipped to China or Saudi Arabia,” said Marlon Leggott, director of manufacturing.