Leoni, who specialise in wire, cable and related systems, have opened a production facility in the Mexican state of Durango. The plant will largely supply cable harnesses to US commercial-vehicle manufacturers.
“Leoni has recently gained share of the commercial vehicle market in America and continues to grow despite the automotive industry crisis. To be able to handle the rising project volume, the company has commissioned a new production facility in the Mexican state of Durango and has thereby strengthened its strategic position in the NAFTA area,” a statement from the company said.
The plant covers an area of about 20 000 square metres. Production is currently ramping up with about 150 employees. But the Durango plant is, by the end of 2009, to employ more than 1 000.
The factory is the Leoni Group’s third production facility in Mexico.
“The production facility in Durango is of major significance to our expansion strategy and relationships with customers on the US market” said Leoni.