German auto parts supplier building new Mexico plant for North American market
Germany-based automotive parts maker Benecke-Kaliko has begun construction of a new production plant located near its existing plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico.
The 11-million euro, 7,000-square-metre facility will produce Benecke-Kaliko’s proprietary TEPEO and TEPEO 2 polyolefin foils, or interior surface materials, that are commonly used in automobiles.
The new facility will serve the North American market.
The company said manufacturing facilities will include an extruder, painting line and printing machine plus ancillary equipment, numerous joining rooms and additional warehouse space in the new facility.
Production of these materials, along with other Benecke-Kaliko products, have taken place at the San Luis Potosi site since 2009.
Benecke-Kaliko added that the long-term plan was to increase the annual sheet goods output from 7 million square metres in 2015 to 11.5 million by 2019.
The expansion is set to create 100 new jobs.
Headquartered in Hanover, Benecke-Kaliko develops and manufactures technical and decorative surface materials.