Germany-based auto supplier Brose builds its fourth plant in Mexico
Germany-based auto supplier Brose recently held a ceremony to lay the foundation stone for its new 56,000 square-meter manufacturing facility in Queretaro, the company revealed in a press release.
The US$ 170 million investment supports growing customer needs and will be the first Brose site in North America to produce the company’s easy-entry and lightweight power rear seat structures. It is Brose’s third facility in the Queretaro area and its fourth in Mexico.
During the event, Brose representatives Thomas Spangler, Chief Technology Officer Brose Group, and Michael Brosseau, President Brose North America, were joined by Mexican government officials, Governor Francisco Dominguez Servien and Marco del Prete Tercero, Sustainable Development Secretary, to celebrate Brose’s expansion and place the ceremonial first stone of the building’s foundation.
“25 years after the first Brose groundbreaking here in Queretaro, the beginning of a new plant remains an emotional event. Once it is complete, we will manufacture the entire Brose product portfolio in Mexico: doors, seats and drives. This is proof of our successful management in North America and our sustainable business development as a family-owned company,” said Thomas Spangler.
The new plant will house vertically integrated technological processes -stamping, welding, painting and final assembly- and create 900 new jobs