Brembo, a global provider of high-performance braking systems, this week inaugurated its latest plant expansion in Escobedo, in the State of Nuevo León, Mexico.
The expansion, which began in 2021, represents a $207 million investment in Mexico and will create 500 jobs, in addition to the 1,100 associates employed since 2016. A ceremony, held on May 16 by Brembo North America President Stéphane Rolland, was attended by Governor Samuel Garcia, Italian Ambassador Luigi De Chiara together with several Mexican authorities and institutional representatives.
Expanding from a joint-venture in Puebla in 1996 to the acquisition of Hayes-Lemmerz’s brake component operations in 2007, today Brembo independently operates three facilities in Mexico: the Escobedo caliper plant, established in 2016, the Escobedo cast-iron foundry and the disc machining plant in the nearby city of Apodaca.
“The Escobedo plant expansion greatly increases Brembo’s ability to serve our customers in North America,” said Brembo North America President Stéphane Rolland. “As Brembo continues to push beyond in the world of braking, advanced facilities like this help make our vision a reality. This represents another step in our mission of being a solution provider.”
“Today Nuevo León is making a transition from the traditional industry to the industry of the future,” said the Nuevo Leon governor Samuel Garcia. “We are grateful that our friends at Brembo, who had already recognized our potential since 2016, are committing once again to invest in the best place to make business in Mexico. Congratulations to everyone!”
Now fully operational, the 322,917-square-foot Escobedo expansion doubles the facility’s output, enhancing all stages of the aluminum caliper production process, from foundry to manufacturing and assembly creating 500 new jobs through 2027 in the process.