Queretaro, Mexico -- Johnson Controls Inc. today has opened a new 100,000 square foot (9290 m2 ) manufacturing plant for the production of moulded polyurethane foam for automotive seats in Queretaro, Mexico
Construction of the new facility began in March 2013 and was completed in October and production began at the plant this month.
Brian Cooke, vice president and general manager for Johnson Controls’ foam product group, said: “Johnson Controls is strongly committed to producing world-class automotive seating systems and is proud to bring this new facility to Queretaro.
“We are pleased to become a part of and support the Queretaro community,” he added.
The facility has one foam line and employs approximately 150 people. It is expected to reach full capacity in five years.
Johnson Controls spokesperson Mary Dodero said the new plant will be supplying customers in central Mexico and will not have any impact on any of its seating foam manufacturing operations in the United States.