In order to expand its global engineering capabilities, Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) last week held a grand opening celebration of its new Technical Center in the municipality of Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, which borders Monterrey, the state capital.
The celebration was attended by members of the Bendix Executive Board, key Bendix business and engineering leaders, as well as guests from various Bendix partner universities, business partners, and collaborators of the Engineering Center. The facility started operations at the end of third quarter 2018.
“The 7,800-square-foot Center, located within an existing building at the Research and Technological Innovation Park (PIIT for its acronym in Spanish), reflects Bendix as an evolving global company and a technology innovator,” said the company in a statement.
The amount of investment and the number of jobs positions opened along with this project were not disclosed.
The site helps further expand its North American presence by driving Research & Development across the expansive Bendix portfolio of integrated products and solutions.
The team – working in tandem with Bendix and Knorr-Bremse engineering colleagues across North America and worldwide, respectively – will help advance new and emerging technologies to deliver more value to the company’s global customers and further strengthen its global presence.
The projects undertaken at the Technical Center will support the entire Bendix product portfolio.
The efforts of the Nuevo Leon-based engineering team will help reinforce the company’s ongoing initiatives as well as to address the unprecedented introduction of emerging commercial vehicle technologies including vehicle electrification, automated and autonomous vehicles, and the ongoing search for greater fuel efficiency.