Netherlands-based Constellium N.V. inaugurates state-of-the-art plant in San Luis Potosi
Netherlands-based Constellium N.V. celebrated the grand opening of its new Automotive Structures plant in San Luis Potosi, to supply aluminium Crash Management Systems and structural components to automakers in Mexico.
“The 5,000 sq.-mt. facility features the latest technology for forming, machining, welding and heat-treating aluminium automotive components, along with a state-of-the-art quality lab to ensure products meet customers’ precise specifications,” said the company in a statement.
The plant is expected to have 100 employees by 2019 and may be expanded to more than twice its current size to adapt to customers’ future supply needs. Though no investment figures were presented at the ceremony, the company previously had announced it allocated US$ 10 million for this project.
“It is an exciting day for Constellium as we expand our footprint in North America to better serve our customers and become part of the growing automotive industry in Mexico,” said Paul Warton, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures & Industry business unit. “The San Luis Potosi plant is well-positioned to serve multiple customers, and to provide advanced aluminium solutions as the industry trend to electric vehicles gains momentum.”
Constellium develops high-strength alloys adapted to customer performance requirements and also designs, simulates, prototypes and tests advanced aluminium automotive components, including Crash Management Systems, body structure components and battery enclosures.