K&S Mexicana inaugurates its sixth plant in Mexico
Sistemas de Arneses K&S Mexicana, a subsidiary of Japan-based group Sumitomo Electric, recently inaugurated a plant at the Torres Mochas industrial park, where it will be the first occupant. The US$ 4.7 million facility is dedicated to the production of harnesses for the automotive industry.
The 7,000 square meters plant, located in the municipality of San Felipe, Guanajuato, began operations with 220 workers, with the expectation of expanding its workforce in the short term to more than 900 employees.
As previously reported by MexicoNow, the new production unit started operations in September at a provisional facility in the same municipality, before moving to its own building at the Torres Mochas industrial park.
Among its customers is the Japanese automaker Nissan, to whom it will supply harnesses for its plants in Aguascalientes as well as those in Tennessee and Mississippi, for the March, Versa, Sentra and Altima models, among others.
K&S already has a presence in the states of Aguascalientes (2 plants), San Luis Potosi (2), Zacatecas (1) and now for the first time in Guanajuato, with a workforce of more than 3,700 workers altogether.
The president of K&S, Seiichiro Imanaga, thanked the efforts of the workers who were in charge of formally starting operations in this plant with three production lines, adding that in the short term it will become the largest production site of the six that K&S operates in the country.
According to data released by the state authorities during the inauguration, over the last six years, 84 Japanese companies have arrived in the state of Guanajuato, with an investment of more than US$ 3.89 billion and the opening of more than 26,200 direct jobs.