Daimler Opens Cascadia Production Plant in Mexico
"With the new Daimler Trucks North America production plant in Saltillo, Mexico, Daimler Trucks is improving its competitive position on the North American continent over the long term,"Andreas Renschler, Daimler Trucks chief said.
The plant, which was built with an investment of $300 million, is designed for the production of the Freightliner Cascadia heavy-duty Class 8 truck. The plant in Saltillo can produce up to 30,000 Cascadia trucks annually for sale in the US, Canadian, and Mexican markets. The Cascadia will be introduced on the domestic market in Mexico in late 2009.
"We are confident that with the Cascadia from Saltillo we will be able to fulfill our customers' high expectations regarding product quality, operating costs, and reliability," added the official.
The company says the new Mexico facility is as environmentally friendly as it gets. More than 90 percent of all residual materials and waste from the production process is recycled, while transportation within the plant is made possible due to electrically operated tugger trains.
The Saltillo plant is the second Daimler Trucks North America manufacturing facility to be located in Mexico, after the Santiago Tianguistenco plant. Saltillo was chosen to be the site for the new factory thanks to the site's logistical advantages, including proximity to raw material sources, suppliers, and customers, as well as good connections with the road and rail network.
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Is it there a way I can contact this new facility for a job opportunity?
I been working in automotive materials control and logistics for quite 25 years, including 19 years in GM, Penske and Ryder..
Thanks for your info