GKN Sinter Metals says that it plans to invest in a new facility in Guanajuato, Mexico. The company says the plant will have almost 6,000 m2 of roofed area and employ up to 250 people over the next years.

‘We are proud to welcome GKN Sinter Metals in the state of Guanajuato, a company with high technology products and a company with a large global footprint,’ said Mauricio Usabiaga Diaz Barriga, Guanajuato Secretary of Economy Development. Plans are for the facility to support the local market with powder metal product solutions such as X-by-Wire systems, e-pump technology and connected home technologies. 

‘Reflecting the strong development of the Mexican automotive and industrial sector over the recent years this investment was a natural step,’ said GKN Powder Metallurgy CEO Peter Oberparleiter. ‘We are excited to see local production beginning in August with the objective to have full operations and local supply from Guanajuato in 2019.’

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