Novares recently celebrated the opening of its third Mexican production plant in Chihuahua, to total five in Mexico.
There are now three located in Chihuahua, one in Puebla and one in Silao. The first Chihuahua plant was established in 1994, the second in 1997, and both specialise in producing plastic components such as radio bezels, HAVC controls for interiors.
The Puebla plant opened in 2003, specialises in injection moulding, parts for vehicle exteriors, interiors and the engine; and the Silao plant opened in 2016, it produces mouldings by injection for engine parts.
The new Chihuahua plant has been established to expand current business with Ford and further develop programs with their new customer, BMW. In addition, Novares promises to meet automotive industrial standards with the use of their Smart rules and tools. These processes ensure that lean and efficient manufacturing principles are applied to all operational activities. The new plant will house 276 employees, in a 7,900 m² facility and an annual turnover of $23.5 million is estimated.
Novares has invested a total of $15.6 million in this site which is key for the Group. This contribution represents $2.6 million on building renovations and $13.0 million were spent on new equipment, machinery, including 25 new Engel Injection Molding Machines hosted locally.
“We are very excited and proud to open our 5th production plant in Mexico. I would like to thank all our staff for their dedication and effort they have made to get the new machinery and operations set up. 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.
The Group Novares started its production in Mexico in 1994 and employs 1185 people in the five plants. Novares’ main objective and ambition is to become a top automotive supplier for interiors, exteriors, engine and to be a leading producer of plastic components solutions.