In order to meet the growing demand in the North America region, automotive supplier Webasto has expanded its capacities and opened a new plant in Guanajuato, Mexico. It is the first own plant for charging solutions in the region and the third production site of the group in Mexico.
On three lines, 140 employees are currently producing around 10,000 charging solutions for electric vehicles per week. By the end of the year, production will be expanded to eight lines and over 20,000 units. The number of employees is also expected to grow continuously. With an area of 12,000 square metres today, an expansion of another 10,000 square metres is planned by 2025.
Until now, Webasto had produced its charging solutions for the North American market together with roof systems at the Irapuato site, a few kilometres from Guanajuato. As volumes and customer demand have increased, the entire production of wallboxes and mobile chargers has now been relocated to the new site, which can be further expanded.
“We have successfully established ourselves in the charging market in North America in a relatively short period of time and with the new plant we are able to continue to fully support our local customers in the future,” said Dirk Hofmann, Vice President Operations & Quality for Webasto Charging Systems.
With the new plant, Webasto is consistently continuing on the path of its transformation and further expanding its business field with solutions for electromobility worldwide. In addition to wallboxes and mobile chargers, Webasto also produces battery systems for passenger cars and commercial vehicles as well as high-voltage heaters for hybrid and electric vehicles. www.webasto-group.com