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Constellium opens aluminum automotive structures plant in Mexico

March 12, 2018
Source: ASM International

Constellium N.V., Amsterdam, announces the grand opening of its new automotive structures plant in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, to supply aluminum crash management systems and structural components to automakers in Mexico.

The 5000 m2 facility features the latest technology for forming, machining, welding, and heat-treating aluminum automotive components, along with a state-of-the-art quality lab to ensure that products meet precise specifications. The plant is expected to have 100 employees by 2019, and may be expanded to 13,000 m2 to adapt to customers’ future supply needs. The automotive industry expects more than five million vehicles will be assembled annually in Mexico by 2020, making it one of the largest markets for automobile production.

“The San Luis Potosí plant is well-positioned to serve multiple customers, and to provide advanced aluminum solutions as the industry trend to electric vehicles gains momentum,” says Paul Warton, President of Constellium’s Automotive Structures & Industry business unit.

Last year Constellium opened a new plant in White, Georgia, to supply automakers in the southeast United States, in addition to its existing location in Van Buren, Michigan. A new joint venture (Constellium-Can Art) plant near Windsor, Ontario, called Astrex, produces aluminum extrusions for Constellium’s automotive projects in North America.

Subject Classifications

Industries and Applications | Automobiles and Ground Transportation

Metals and Alloys | Aluminum

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