French electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider ALL Circuits opened its new production facility in Zapopan, Jalisco, to serve the North American automotive industry.
The 12,000-sq.-mt. facility, located at the Guadalajara Technology Park, currently employs around 40 people, but its total workforce will increase to 400 employees once fully operational. Investment figures were not disclosed.
The new plant features the same equipment, software, and consumables set as other company facilities in France and Tunisia.
“We chose Guadalajara for the quality of the talent here and the infrastructure that allows us to support our global accounts directly in the Americas. Using the same equipment and processes allows us to quickly and seamlessly move products from one location to another, making us more agile and responsive,” said in a statement Pascal Aubois, general manager of the new plant.
Bruno Racault, CEO of ALL Circuits, added: “It’s very exciting for us to be in Mexico inaugurating our own facility. We have one of the most automated plants in Europe, and our investment in this new plant reflects our desire to replicate that and to drive the same standards of manufacturing regardless of whether the products are in automotive, medical, industry or IoT.”
ALL Circuits manufactures circuit boards for original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) such as Audi, BMW, Alfa Romeo, Cadillac, Jaguar, Land Rover and McLaren, but it also serves other Tier 1 automotive suppliers like Continental.
The company was acquired in 2015 by Luxembourg-based sensing specialist IEE Group and has operated as a subsidiary ever since.