FCA assembly plant in Saltillo earns certification by US environmental agency
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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) announced its Saltillo Van assembly plant in Coahuila, Mexico obtained the Energy Star Challenge for Industry certification, becoming the first FCA manufacturing plant in the NAFTA region to receive this distinction.
In a statement, FCA Mexico reported that the award was granted by Energy Star, a program of the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to promote use of electrical products with efficient power consumption in order to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases.
Energy Star Challenge rewards those companies that reduce greenhouse gases emissions by more than 10%. The Saltillo plant, where the Ram ProMaster is produced, became worthy of recognition by reducing its gases emission by 16% in two years.
“The Saltillo Van assembly plant is the newest of FCA Mexico and in the short term that has been operating it has received several awards, including the Silver distinction by WCM. It is an honor to work with a team so dedicated to carry out actions that allow us to be recognized in various areas worldwide,” said Jorge Luis Lares, Vice President of Manufacturing at FCA Mexico.
Opened in October 2013 after a US$ 1 billion investment, the Saltillo Van Assembly Plant is the latest addition to the FCA’s manufacturing footprint in Mexico. The facility was recognized in March 2018 with the Silver distinction by World Class Manufacturing (WCM), and became the sixth in North America to obtain such certification.