Japan-based Kitagawa Iron Works doubles die casting capacity in Aguascalientes
Japan-based machining tools and supplies manufacturer Kitagawa Iron Works inaugurated an expansion aimed to double production capacity at its die casting facility in Aguascalientes.
The company invested US$ 40 million in order to set its second phase of operation and recruited 100 workers which increased the total workforce to 550 strong, its president Norihito Matsuba revealed at the opening ceremony.
The company started operations at the state capital in 2012 in a joint venture with Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal with a US$ 80 million investment at the time to build two facilities dedicated to die casting and machining respectively.
The new line will run on trial mode for the rest of the year to begin official production starting 2018. By then, the facility will reach a total monthly capacity of 1,400 tons.