HBPO to supply modular front-end systems for FCA in Saltillo
HBPO, a supplier of modular front-end systems, announced its new plant in Saltillo, Coahuila is completed and ready to support a new program by Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.
The company did not disclose the date the new plant will start operations or which FCA program it will support, although it is very likely that it will be the Ram Heavy Duty, which debuted last week at the Detroit Auto Show and whose first units are slated to reach U.S. dealerships in March.
The company did not disclose the amount of investment allocated at the new plant or job positions it opened in order to start up operations.
HBPO, a partnership between HELLA, Behr and Plastic Omnium, specializes in the design, development, assembly and logistics for complex front-end modules.
With the addition of the Saltillo site, HBPO now operates five “just in sequence” plants in Mexico. Two facilities in Puebla support operations of Volkswagen and Audi respectively, while a production site in Toluca also supplies modules for FCA.
Last year the company opened its fourth plant in Aguascalientes to support production of the new Mercedes-Benz A Class sedan.