The Schaeffler Group, an automotive industry company, recently celebrated its 40th anniversary and expansion of operations in the Mexican city of Puebla.
While the original 240,000-square-foot Puebla facility employs a little more than 1,000 individuals and produces items such as clutch discs, actuators and flywheels, the new Huejotzingo-based plant features 172,000-square-feet of production space and will employee 550 and manufacture torque converters for both U.S. and Japanese automakers.
With the combination of both plants, Schaeffler will provide its automotive customers access to a variety of services such as lab and vehicle testing, prototyping development expertise, reman dismantling and modern machining equipment.
"This second Puebla facility represents the demand for our new torque converter technologies and it provides an ideal location for future growth near our customers," Marc McGrath, automotive president of North America for Schaeffler Group, said. "This location is built upon 40 years of know-how, which is illustrated by its highly sophisticated manufacturing technology, skilled tool design team and research and development center."