Plexus, a Wisconsin-based designer and developer of manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services in the electronics sector, announced plans to build a second manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The 472,000 square foot leased building will be built for Plexus by Corporate Properties of America and will be strategically located near Plexus’ current site in the Guadalajara Technology Park. Upon completion, the new facility will become a part of Plexus’ integrated global network. The amount invested to put the second plant into operation was not disclosed.
“Plexus opened its first facility in Guadalajara only four years ago and our customer response was overwhelmingly positive. The Plexus Guadalajara management team has built a solid reputation for superior execution and exceeding customer’s expectations. In order to capitalize on this success, we are expanding our presence in Guadalajara to ensure that we are well positioned to meet future growth projections in the region,” said Steve Frisch, Executive Vice President and Chief Operating Officer.
Construction for the new facility will begin in June 2018 with completion expected in Plexus’ fiscal third quarter of 2019. The new facility will be overseen by Plexus’ existing Guadalajara management team and is anticipated to employ approximately 3,000 people at full capacity.
Plexus currently employs more than 1,800 team members in Guadalajara, hence its workforce will nearly triple once the new plant becomes fully operational.