DENSO expands presence in Mexico

DENSO Corp. announced that DENSO MEXICO (DNMX) would expand its plant in Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to increase production of transmission components in the North American region. The expansion represents an investment of USD 53.8M,  which will add 8,200m2 of space and 500 jobs by 2018. The plant will begin production in December 2015.

In addition, HAMANAKODENSO, a DENSO Group Company, established a new facility in Salinas Victoria City, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, to produce solenoids for engine and airflow control units for its North and South American customers. The new facility, HAMADEN MEXICO (HDMX), represents an investment of USD 35.8M and will employ about 340 people when full production is underway in 2018. Construction is scheduled to begin in January 2015, with production starting up in stages from around August 2016. HDMX is the third overseas establishment of HAMANAKODENSO, which also has facilities in Indonesia and Vietnam.

“Mexico is an important and essential market for the automotive industry and for the DENSO Group”, said Hiroaki Okuchi, executive director responsible for System Control components business unit. “By establishing new companies and expanding conventional production bases, we will strive to better meet our customers’ needs.”

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