MULTI-NATIONAL BARNES AREOSPACE OPENS PLANT IN MEXICALI, MEXICO – Aerospace Leader’s First Facility in Mexico06.23.16
On June 7, 2016, at a plant opening ceremony, IVEMSA, announced their agreement with Barnes Aerospace to supply comprehensive shelter services for their new facility in Mexicali.
Barnes, a leading international industrial and aerospace manufacturer and service provider was motived in part, to establish operations in Mexico to tighten the supply chain of a client, UTC Aerospace Systems. The new plant will focus on the manufacture of structural components and parts for turbine engines utilizing titanium, aluminum, and aerospace alloys, and add up to 50 specialized high-tech jobs to the region, with a plan to add up to 50 more positions by 2018.
The opening ceremony was attended by a number of business and government officials including the head of the Ministry of Economic Development (Sedeco), Carlos Bonfante Olache, who reported that the Barnes investment will be eight million dollars, implemented in several phases.
Sergio Tagliapietra President and CEO of IVEMSA, spoke at the event and said, “Barnes aerospace, besides creating new jobs and opportunities here, is and will be, a key player within our regional aerospace cluster. Your participation in the supply chain is needed and most welcome to our city.”
The opening of the Mexicali facility adds to Barnes’ already robust portfolio of international manufacturing operations with more than 60 locations over four continents. A Barnes representative stated, “We are pleased to open our newest subsidiary here in the in the state capital of beautiful Baja California. We look forward to becoming an active member of this vital community.”
Baja California is well known as a center of international aerospace manufacturing activity with over 80 aerospace companies in operation. Of the more than 16,000 people working in aerospace, nearly half of the technical engineers and operators are located in Mexicali.