Yucatan state authorities and executives of Uchiyama Manufacturing Corporation, signed last week the letter of intent for the construction of a plant in the industrial corridor of Hunucmá in the city of Merida, state capital.
The interesting thing here is that the investment in this facility will be of US$ 65 million instead of the US$ 50 million. That's 30% more than previously announced. Meanwhile, the total jobs positions to be opened remains at 1,000 as originally planned.
The plant will be dedicated to the manufacture of static and dynamic seals and gaskets for automakers such as Nissan, Mazda, Toyota Mitsubishi, Isuzu, Subaru, Suzuki, Hino, Yamaha and Honda, as well as the American General Motors and Ford.
This production site will be the first bet in the automotive sector by a Japanese company in the southeast region of the country.
The ceremony was led by Kenso Uchiyama, the company's global director, and the governor of Yucatan, Mauricio Vila, who embarked on a three-day work tour in South Korea and Japan.