Automotive Parts Company UTAS-NOVA to Establish Factory in Mexico

Automotive Author: Notrice Apr 16, 2024 02:36 PM (GMT+8)

On April 11, 2024, EqualOcean learned that the Chinese automotive parts company, UTAS-NOVA(常诚车业), will invest over USD 36.3 million to establish a factory in Aguascalientes, Mexico. With the establishment of this factory, the state will create 220 job opportunities, focusing on the manufacturing of automotive lighting systems.

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Construction of the factory will commence in September 2024, situated in the southern part of the capital city, specifically within the Vesta Industrial Park. It's worth mentioning that this factory marks the company's inaugural investment in Mexico.

Rick Knill, the North American Operations Director of UTAS-NOVA Automotive Lighting Systems Mexico, stated that the new facilities in Aguascalientes will be responsible for creating and maintaining a digitized factory, operating based on Industry 4.0 standards.

The new plant will manufacture and globally distribute automotive exterior lighting components, including headlights, turn signals, fog lights, side lights, CHMSLs (Center High-Mount Stop Lamps), integrated cameras, and license plate lights.

EqualOcean has learned that UTAS-NOVA was established in 1994, located in Xinqiao Town, Danyang City,China, specializing in the design, manufacturing, and sales of automotive lamps. UTAS-NOVA's facilities in China cover an area of 110,000 square meters, with a building area of 68,000 square meters, and a total investment of USD 80 million. It possesses advanced domestic automotive lamp production lines, with an annual output of over 2.5 million automotive lamps.

In recent years, as China's new energy vehicles have expanded overseas, many supporting automotive parts industries have followed suit. Leading Chinese automotive parts companies such as Zhongding Holdings(中鼎股份), Joyson Electronic(均胜电子), SVAuto(德赛西威), and Xusheng Group(旭升集团) have all embarked on the path of investing in and establishing factories in Mexico.