Carbures, a Spain-based designer of engineering solutions, announced it has signed a EUR 1.6 million (about US$ 1.88 million) contract with a Tier 1 automotive supplier in Mexico to provide seven testing lines for electronic steering systems.
The testing lines will be manufactured at the Carbures plant located in Queretaro to be delivered ready and equipped with its own engineering and first-of-its-kind software, which allows quality control of steering systems at high production rates.
“The differential value of the test lines that Carbures manufactures lies in its robust industrial design and its high level of integrated software, which allow to verify if a car's steering system works correctly in about 32 seconds, at a rate of about one hundred directions every hour,” said the company in a statement.
Although Carbures did not revealed the identity of the Tier 1 supplier it made the deal with, it’s worth noticing that German manufacturer Bosch recently opened a plant in Queretaro dedicated to the production of steering systems. The US$ 80 million facility was officially inaugurated last December.
Also worth noting is that Michigan-based manufacturer of steering solutions Nexteer Automotive operates three manufacturing facilities in the state of Queretaro.