Lear Corporation started this week the first phase of operations at a new facility in Matamoros, Coahuila, to manufacture harnesses.
Just half of the 300,000 square-feet facility is occupied, but the company expects to operate the plant at full capacity by the end of this year.
Around 1,200 workers were recruited for the first phase of operations, a figure Lear expects to increase to 3,000 when the plant reaches its intended production rates.
The official inauguration for this site will be held on August 15.
This is Lear’s 46th plant in Mexico. During the last four years the company opened 12 plants in the country. The auto supplier estimates its Mexican workforce will total 56,000 employees by the end of the year.