Faurecia is reported to have created 200 jobs as a result of the plant expansion, which added an extra 107,000 sq ft involving production lines to manufacture accessories for seats and steering wheels. An additional 100 jobs are to be generated at the Group’s Research and Development Centre. The expansion is said to be part of a US$200 million investment plan that is to benefit most of the 15 plants Faurecia operates in Mexico, of which US$33 million have been invested in the Puebla plant.

According to local media, there are rumours the plant located in Puebla will supply American automakers Tesla and Lincoln but Faurecia has declined to confirm the information.

Faurecia also plans to start operations of the new US$48 million facility located in San Jose Iturbide, region of Guanajuato, by the end of 2017.

On May 23, the French Group inaugurated its new South Korea headquarters and technical centre in Seoul, Gyeonggi-do Province; whereby around €28 million were invested to integrate its three Business Groups (Clean Mobility, Seating, and Interiors), a testing and prototype centre as well as an exhibition centre in the 8,075 sq m building.

Source: Mexico Now