San Luis Potosi, Mexico — Autoneum has laid the foundation stone for a new 19,000m2 plant around 400km northwest of Mexico City.
Carpet systems, inner dashes and floor insulators will be produced at the plant from the start of 2017, the firm said.
It is Autoneum’s third manufacturing location within the North American market.
Autoneum ceo Martin Hirzel said: “This additional location in Mexico is necessary in order to cope with the high demand of OEMs in North America for our lightweight and multi-functional components.
“At the same time, we are strengthening our position in this important growth market in line with our strategy”, he added.
The firm will supply US and German OEMs producing locally for the North American market from the plant it said.
Autoneum ‘s other manufacturing facilities are located in Hermosillo, Sonora and Silao, Guanajuato.