SAN LUIS POTOSI, Mexico—ContiTech has opened a greenfield production facility in San Luis Potosi to produce air induction systems for the local markets in North and South America.
At this stage, the facility produces 25,000 pieces per week, ContiTech said.
Although the firm did not disclose the financial investment in the facility, it did note the move will strengthen its market position as one of the world's largest manufacturer of line systems for turbochargers.
"Together with our existing sites in the region, we now have an excellent setup to serve our customer base with superior mobile fluid handling solutions," said Stefan Hoheisel, head of the air induction systems segment of ContiTech Mobile Fluid Systems.
According to the German automotive and technology supplier, innovative air induction systems for turbochargers will be produced at the plant. The products are designed to increase engine efficiency, and reduce fuel consumption.
The Mexican site features a "fully-automated" 3D blow-molding production process, which, according to ContiTech, offers high efficiency and quality.
ContiTech currently runs eight production facilities in Mexico, producing various products including hoses, powertrains, air-conditioning systems, belts and airsprings.