Aspen Aerogels inaugurates two plants in Apodaca

Aspen Aerogels inaugurates two plants in Apodaca

APODACA, NL - The US company Aspen Aerogels, which manufactures thermal barriers that are used in electric vehicle battery packs, inaugurated two plants located in the municipality of Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, with an investment of US$270 million and the creation of 1,000 jobs.

This investment will contribute to consolidate the state as an electromobility hub, according to a Nuevo León government bulletin.

The company, originally from Marlborough, Massachusetts, is a leader in sustainability through the use of Aerogel, which enables the efficient use of electric vehicle batteries.

Aspen Aerogels' two plants were promoted by its strategic partner Prodensa.

The first plant starts the conversion process of the aerogel rolls and the second completes the assembly of the final product, which is an encapsulated aerogel that is sent to its customers, among them: General Motors, Toyota, Audi, Scania, Stellantis-ACC and Magna.

"It has been a pleasure to have the confidence of Aspen Aerogels to accompany them in their plans of incursion and growth in Mexico," said Marco Kuljacha, president of Prodensa.

Prodensa is involved from the analysis and validation stages to the implementation of the project.