Bodycote announced that the company will open a new, state-of-the-art heat treatment plant in San Luis Potosi, Mexico. Mexico is one of the largest automotive manufacturing countries in the western hemisphere, with many of the world's leading car manufacturers investing in manufacturing and assembly plants.
Bodycote's latest investment, a 100,000-square-foot facility, established to serve the country's extensive and growing automotive supply chain, will be capable of supporting large automotive projects and providing the necessary heat treatment services for technologically advanced components, such as complicated transmissions.
The plant, which will be TS 16949 certified as well as holding all required OEM quality approvals, will offer a wide range of heat treatment processes, including low pressure carburizing, ferritic nitrocarburizing, and Bodycote's proprietary Corr-I-Dur process.
In addition to the existing Silao and Empalme plants, the San Luis Potosi facility will be Bodycote's third plant in Mexico and will be able to provide customers with complementary services and qualified backup to the existing sites, if needed. It is scheduled to be fully operational by fourth quarter.