Harting Technology Group opened a plant in Silao, Mexico in a move that strengthens its global presence and expands its position in North and Central America, according to a official statement. At the same time, the Harting sales team is moving into an office complex in the capital Mexico City.
We specifically opted for Mexico because of the very good proximity to our customers here. In addition, we can optimally supply the North American market from this platform, said Harting Technology Group CEO Philip Hartingg.
Harting perceives good growth potential in the region, particularly in the key markets of mechanical and plant engineering and transportation (rail). In addition, many automotive manufacturers and suppliers have opened their own production plants in Mexico.
Harting will use the Silao plant to manufacture overmoulded cables and cable harnesses. The plant area covers approximately 1'200 square-meters. The current plans envision the creation of some 200 new jobs in the skilled-trade area over the next five years.