GKN Sinter Metals begins construction of new facility in Mexico

March 8, 2019

GKN Sinter Metals begins construction of new facility in Mexico

GKN Sinter Metals breaks ground on the construction of its new facility in Mexico (Courtesy GKN Sinter Metals)

 

GKN Sinter Metals has officially begun construction of its new Powder Metallurgy parts making facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. The plant will include almost 6,000 m2 of roofed area and employ up to 250 people when fully operational.

It was stated that the site is perfectly positioned to support local Mexican customers, adding to GKN Sinter Metals’ leading position in automotive and industrial markets, as well as its strategic focus to expand products in electrical systems, solutions in X-by-Wire systems, e-pump technology, connected home technologies, etc.

“We are proud to welcome GKN Sinter Metals in the state of Guanajuato, a company with high technology products and a company with a large global footprint. Our state welcomes GKN with open arms,” stated Mauricio Usabiaga Diaz Barriga, Guanajuato Secretary of Economy Development.

During a ground-breaking ceremony with business partners and representatives from the local government in attendance, Peter Oberparleiter, GKN Powder Metallurgy CEO, reconfirmed the company’s commitment to its operations in Mexico, stating:

“It is part of our strategy to have operations in our key markets and in close proximity to our customers. Reflecting the strong development of the Mexican automotive and industrial sector over the recent years this investment was a natural step. We are excited to see local production beginning in August with the objective to have full operations and local supply from Guanajuato in 2019.”

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