Daejeon, Korea – Hanon Systems, formerly Halla Visteon Climate Control, plans to start production at a new plant in Monterrey, Mexico, to support the company's growth strategy in support of global vehicle manufacturers.
The new manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Climate Systems Mexicana, S.A. de C.V., is located in the northeastern state of Nuevo Leono, and will manufacture heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) units and cooling modules for various new Kia models.
The facility has approximately 89,000ft2 of manufacturing space that incorporates standardized global manufacturing and business processes, and has room for expansion to address future business needs.
"We are pleased to grow alongside Kia Motors in Mexico, and further expand the Hanon Systems global footprint in this important region," says In-Young Lee, Hanon Systems president and CEO. "Expanding into Monterrey strategically enables Hanon Systems to support vehicle manufacturers from virtually anywhere in Mexico."
With the addition of the Monterrey facility, Hanon Systems has six wholly-owned manufacturing operations in Mexico – four in Ciudad Juarez, just south of the U.S. border adjacent to El Paso, Texas; and one in Queretaro, central Mexico, which began production in September 2014.
Production in Monterrey is scheduled to begin in the second quarter of 2016.
Source: Hanon Systems