BRP considers additional investments at Mexican plants to meet product demand
Despite a US$ 20 million investment at its Mexican plants to increase production output, recreational vehicles manufacturer BRP Inc. still struggles to meet demand for its products, hence the company considers yet additional measures to expand its manufacturing capacity, according to a report by Bloomberg.
“Bombardier Inc.’s former recreational-products unit will study a new increase in manufacturing capacity as it rushes to meet surging North American demand for jet skis and off-road vehicles,” says Bloomberg.
The company expects the US$ 20 million investment to boost capacity by 20% at two Mexican plants. CEO Jose Boisjoli said the new production lines will be operational by April 2018.
The facilities work full tilt in Mexico, running Saturday shifts, as demand expands for its Sea-Doo watercraft and Can-Am off-road vehicles. The recently introduced Can-Am Maverick X3 off-road vehicle helped fuel a 20% gain in second-quarter sales.
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