Meritor to open factory to feed growing business in Mexico

TROY, Mich. (May 14) — Meritor Automotive Inc., supplier of drivetrain and braking components for commercial trucks, will open a new plant in Mexico next month for its Heavy Vehicle Systems (HVS) business, the company said.

The facility, located in Queretaro, Mexico, will build drive axles and drivelines for linehaul vehicles. Over the next two years, production will expand to include front steer axles, clutches, transmissions, and wheel ends, the company said.

The 120,000-square-foot plant will employ 20, growing to 100 workers as production expands.

Last year, Meritor HVS opened a sales office and customer service centre in Mexico.

Meritor’s Light Vehicle Systems division operates several factories in Mexico, including one in Queretaro that produces three million window regulators and 144,000 sunroofs a year.

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