Bethel Automotive Safety Systems Co., Ltd. (WBTL) is investing $50 MUSD in a new plant in Mexico. It is located in Alianza Industrial Park in the Saltillo area of Coahuila State. The facility will be commissioned in Q3 2022 and will create about 550 jobs.
In first phase WBTL will build over 20,000 SQM facility for aluminum casting and machining to cover automotive chassis components such as knuckles and control arms. Foundation brakes and brake controls will be introduced in the future as needed.
“I am very pleased and honored to announce our first manufacturing global expansion into Mexico to support our key customers in North America. WBTL remains fully committed to provide our majors customers with local engineering and manufacturing capabilities. Two years ago, we opened a R&D Center in Detroit and now we are building a factory in Saltillo,” said Dr. Yongbin Yuan, Founder and CEO of WBTL.
“WBTL represent a great opportunity for Coahuila to uprise development for skilled hand labor. In this moments, were we have struggled to maintain jobs, WBTL brings good news to Coahuila setting a milestone being the first Chinese operation at Alianza. WBTL makes and keeps Coahuila strong,” said Miguel Riquelme, Governor of Coahuila.