Constellium Automotive Structures, a subsidiary of Amsterdam-based Constellium N.V., announced its new production plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico, is 90% complete and it will be inaugurated next month.
The company invested US$ 10 million in order to start up the first phase of operations at the Colinas de San Luis industrial park, opening 155 jobs for that end.
The 5,000 square-meter facility may be expanded to 13,000 sq.-m in the future to adapt to customers' supply needs. The company will manufacture aluminum structural components for an automaker which it declined to identify.
"The San Luis Potosi plant is an important step in our development in North America and will allow Constellium to expand its business into one of the most significant automotive markets in the world," said in a statement Eric Krepps, Constellium's General Manager of Automotive Structures for North America.
"By bringing our advanced manufacturing processes to Mexico to be near our customers' assembly plants, we have a new opportunity to support automakers in their mission to make vehicles lighter, thereby improving fuel economy and lowering emissions," Krepps added.
"I would like to thank the Governor of the State of San Luis Potosí, Juan Manuel Carreras Lopez, as well as the government of San Luis Potosi, for the warm welcome they have extended to us. We look forward to becoming part of your community," concluded the official.