Executives of the German manufacturer Bosch announced that the construction of the Celaya plant is 20% complete right on schedule to start up operations by the end of the year.
Pedro Tapia, plant vice president, explained to local media during a press conference that this will be Bosch's 13th plant in Mexico, but the second belonging to the automotive electronics division, after the facility located in Ciudad Juárez.
The official was accompanied by Uwe Niermann, a German specialist who will train the engineers who will work in the plant.
Bosch plans to allocate a US$120 million investment and to recruit about 1,200 workers for this project that will be focused on the production of electronic control units (ECU).
The 21,000 sq.-mt. facility is currently under construction on an area of 171,000 square meters in the Amistad Industrial Park of the community of Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato and once fully operational will provide components to automakers such as Volkswagen, Toyota, Honda and FCA.