The German multinational engineering and electronics company Robert Bosch GmbH will invest US $120 million in a new manufacturing plant in Celaya, Guanajuato.
The 22,000-square-meter factory is to be built on 72,000 square meters of land, giving the firm space for future expansion.
The Celaya plant will be the company’s second in Mexico dedicated solely to the manufacture of electronic control units (ECUs), a key component for the growing connected mobility needs of the United States automotive market, said Rene Schlegel, president of Bosch Mexico.
Farther along the road, the firm expects to export the same components to the Latin American market.
The other electronic components plant operates in Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua. Its Celaya twin will bring the total number of Bosch facilities in Mexico to 12.
The Celaya facility will begin production in mid-2019. It will be staffed by 1,200 employees and be equipped with latest generation production lines.
The investment in the “smart plant” will be in addition to the $150 million Bosch invests every year in expanding, modernizing and furthering technological development of its Mexican facilities.
According to projections by the company, the world’s largest supplier of automotive components, by the end of 2019 most of its Mexico plants will be equipped with the same smart manufacturing control systems it will install in Celaya.
Source: El Economista (sp)