French automotive supplier Novares has opened its third production plant, in Chihuahua, Mexico, bringing the total number of its Mexican operations to five.
In a 27 Feb statement, Novares said the new Chihuahua plant had been established to expand its current business with Ford and further develop programmes with their new customer, BMW.
Next to implementing smart rules and tools to meet automotive standards, Novares said that it would be utilising lean and efficient manufacturing processes at the new production unit.
Set up in an area of 7,900 square-metre area, the plant is expected to have €19m annual turnover.
Novares said it had invested a total of $15.6m (€12.7m) in this site, including the installation of 25 new Engel Injection Molding Machines, which are hosted locally.
Products of the plant have not been specified.
Novares’ other Chihuahua locations, built in 1994 and 1997, both specialise in producing plastic components such as radio bezels and HAVC controls for interiors.
The company’s plant in Puebla, Mexico, which opened in 2003, supplies injection moulded parts for vehicle exteriors, interiors and the engine. A plant in Silao, opened in 2016, produces mouldings by injection for engine parts.
“We are looking forward to closely working with our customers, Ford, BMW and help them take their business to the next level,” said Charles Holmes, plant director, Novares Chihuahua, Mexico.