Sweden-based Trelleborg opens automotive boots plant in Queretaro
Swedish manufacturer Trelleborg opened a new facility in Queretaro to manufacture high-performance automotive components, such as transmission and steering gear thermoplastic boots for passenger cars.
“Using leading-edge manufacturing processes the site, which covers a total of 1000 square meters/3300 square feet, will produce automotive CVJ and rack & pinion boots”, said the company in a statement.
The facility’s products will be supplied to “tier one and original equipment manufacturers within the American automotive markets,” Trelleborg said.
“Our application expertise and local presence is in-line with the increasing demand in terms of high-performance automotive boots,” said Mikael Fryklund, business area president, Trelleborg Industrial Solutions.
With this facility, the intention is to develop a Central American automotive boots hub that will service both North and South America, said Hector Angeles, plant manager.
“Queretaro was carefully selected for our manufacturing site as it is one of the fastest growing automotive clusters in Mexico,” he added.
The Trelleborg Group has a number of facilities and sales offices in Mexico in Queretaro, Tijuana, Aguascalientes, Silao, Monterrey and Mexico City.
The facilities develop and manufacture a broad range of products and solutions based on polymer technology.
Trelleborg has more than 400 employees in Mexico and its sales in 2015 amounted to US$ 21 million.