Key Safety Systems (KSS), a global supplier of safety products for automotive and non-automotive markets, has commenced production in a new carbon fiber trim factory at Valle Hermoso, Mexico.

The new operation specializes in producing carbon fiber exterior and interior components and the company has already booked several programs with multiple OEMs that will serve as the start-up platform for the new factory. The Mexican operation has been modelled after the company’s existing KSS Italia factory in Tregnago, Italy, which currently supplies customers such as Aston Martin, Bentley, Ferrari and Maserati.

‘The carbon trim capability and investment reflects our new level of commitment and presence to the North American market,’ said Tony Nardone, president of KSS’ specialty products division.

This story is reprinted from material from KSS, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.