Airbus plans to double production capacity in Queretaro
European aircraft manufacturer Airbus revealed efforts in Mexico to double its production capacity in four years by renewing its technologies and planning the growth of its workforce in Queretaro.
With more than 32 years in the country and around US$ 100 million of consolidated investment to date, the aircraft and helicopter manufacturer revealed to Forbes plans in the short and medium term to increase the 405 direct jobs it has created in Mexico, as well as to double the number of components the company manufactures and assembles in the country.
The company plans to produce around 1,600 emergency doors and 700 cargo doors for the A320 family this year; and plans to attract the production of bulk cargo doors for the A330.
With these measures, Airbus Helicopters in Mexico will double the production hours of its plant, inaugurated in February 2013, from 250,000 to 500,000 hours, for which it will implement an additional shift that would require another workforce of around 200 people.
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