Thyssenkrupp opens Mexican service centre

Thyssenkrupp Materials Services’ new service centre (SSC) in Mexico was inaugurated last week, the company tells Kallanish.

The thyssenkrupp Materials de México SSC in San Luis Potosí will specialise in serving the growing local automotive industry, the company says, highlighting sustainability, electromobility and light vehicle-building. The firm invested $37 million in the unit, which will create around 65 new jobs.

TK Materials has now deployed a total investment of more than $100m in North America in the last 15 months, it notes.

The SSC will join three other service centres located in the country, in the cities of Saltillo, Puebla and Silao. The latter has a steel and aluminium blanking line, and will operate in conjunction with San Luis Potosí since they are situated 170km apart.

San Luis Potosí will feature a Schuler cutting line, which allows the cutting of raw pieces of aluminium and high-strength steels used in the automotive industry.

Christian Koehl Germany