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Autoliv increasing steering wheel manufacturing | Automotive Business Information
Autoliv introduced plans to assemble a brand new steering wheel manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico.
When absolutely operational the 30,000 sqm/322,000 sq ft facility can have the potential to make use of as much as 3,000 folks.
“We’re doing this growth to satisfy rising buyer demand,” stated Kevin Fox, president, Autoliv Americas.
“This new facility, together with our Matamoros, Mexico facility will enable us to proceed to offer world-class help to our prospects. This funding will enhance capability, however it would additionally enable us to optimise our manufacturing processes at each services and it’ll create thrilling alternatives for our crew members in Mexico.”
Fox added the undertaking accelerates the corporate’s digitalization and automation technique and can embrace funding in manufacturing processes.
Development of the brand new facility is deliberate to start in June of this 12 months and Autoliv expects the brand new plant to be operational by January 2022. As soon as accomplished, capabilities will embrace armature casting, plastic and polyurethane injection moulding, leather-based preparation and wrapping, last meeting, testing, and improvement.
Autoliv claims to be the world’s main producer of steering wheels for passenger autos. It has 16 manufacturing and meeting websites and 4 technical centres around the globe which produce 20m yearly.