Global presence ensures strategic growth: Automotive supplier BOGE Rubber & Plastics opens new plant in Mexico

Damme (Germany), San Luis Potosí (Mexico). BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group is further expanding its global presence. On 20 October 2017, the automotive supplier officially opened its new plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, in the presence of high- ranking guests from the worlds of politics, business and society. Among the guests of honor was Juan Manuel Carreras López, Governor (Prime Minister) of the State of San Luis Potosí. 

At this location, BOGE Rubber & Plastics will produce products from all product lines which include chassis and powertrain suspension mounts for vibration technology chassis and powertrain as well as in the field of plastics components for the automotive industry. Daimler and the VW Group are among the first customers. Orders amounting to double-digit millions in annual sales have already been received up to the year 2029. Start of series deliveries will be in summer 2018. 

With its new location in Mexico, BOGE Rubber & Plastics is closing a gap in its production network, thus increasing its competitiveness for the customers when it comes to awarding the contracts to supply global platforms. Customer proximity is a decisive criterion for the automotive supplier with headquarters in Germany. "Nearly all of our customers already have manufacturing facilities in Mexico. With our plant in San Luis Potosí, we are now able to support our TOP customers with our know-how and our service on the spot. In addition, we have set the course for the future with the new plant in this very fast growing and now one of the largest automotive manufacturing countries worldwide. The plant in Mexico will play a significant strategic role in our global production network, "emphasized Dr. Torsten Bremer, CEO of BOGE Rubber & Plastics, during the opening speech on Friday (20 October) in San Potosí. With its location in Mexico, BOGE Rubber & Plastics is present worldwide with currently 11 production sites in 8 countries on four continents. 

The period between site selection and today's opening took less than two years. Dr. Bremer considered the excellent cooperation with local service providers and authorities on site as well as the high commitment of the entire project team to be the guarantor for this effective project implementation during the opening ceremony. 

In this first step, a good five million euros were invested in the expandable new plant. The production hall covers approximately 5,700 square meters, of which 1,200 square meters are provided for plastics and 3,600 square meters for rubber-metal technology. Over the next few years, approximately 150 to 200 employees will be employed here in the medium term, depending on the production starts and the product mix. 

The plant of the BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group is located about 400 kilometers northwest of Mexico City in San Luis Potosí (state San Luis Potosí). The company operates under BOGE Rubber & Plastics Mexico S.A. de C.V. 

Keyword automotive industry Mexico 
Mexico is one of the most dynamic automotive markets in the world due to the good infrastructure, the relatively well-trained workforce and the competitive wages. With an annual production of more than 3.5 million vehicles, Mexico is currently the seventh-largest car manufacturer in the world. Mexico's automotive industry grew at an average rate of 8 percent per year in recent years. More than 875,000 people are employed in the automotive industry. By 2020 the market research institutes expect a production of almost 5 million vehicles.

Location San Luis Potosí 
San Luis Potosí is a city in northern central Mexico with over 700,000 inhabitants and the capital of the state of the same name. It was founded on November 4, 1592. In recent decades, the city has rapidly developed into an important location for the stainless steel and automotive supplier industry in Mexico. The Instituto Tecnológico y de Estudios Superiores de Monterrey has a campus in the town, which provides the training of executives for the economy. San Luis Potosí owes its early boom to a gold and silver vein discovered in 1592. In 2010, the historic center was declared a World Cultural Heritage by UNESCO. 

Image With the manufacturing plant in San Luis Potosí (Mexico), the automotive supplier BOGE Rubber & Plastics Group operates 11 production facilities around the world.