Samuel expands auto steel processing presence in Mexico

North American service centre chain Samuel, Son, & Co is opening a new auto-focused facility in Querétaro, Mexico, Kallanish learns from a company release. 

Construction of the 140,000 square-foot facility will be done by year-end, and full production will be reached in January. Its output will complement Samuel’s existing facility in Monterrey. 

“Over the last five years, Samuel has invested more than $150 million to extend the capacity and capabilities we offer to automotive OEMs and Tier One suppliers across North America,” says Samuel automotive vice president Luis Ponte. “The automotive industry is rapidly expanding in central Mexico, and we’re looking forward to being a part of it. Our investment in Querétaro will allow us to deliver a new level of support for the many expanding global automotive programs based in the region.”

Audi, Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Toyota, Nissan, Mazda, Honda, and Volkswagen all have assembly plants in the region, according to North American Production Sharing Inc. Moreover, Steel Dynamics Inc’s new Sinton, Texas, plant is also targeting the Mexican automotive market.

Dan Hilliard USA