The company will start the production of pieces for the Mazda 3


With an investment of 6 million dollars, the Japanese company Minamida started the construction of its plant in the Industrial Park Leon Bajio (PILBA.


It is a company dedicated to the manufacture of cold forging auto parts, fabricated micros, bolts and nuts for the automotive sector.


Takeshi Minamida, Deputy General Manager of Minamida, mentioned that from this 2017 the investment of 6 million dollars will go to building and machinery, it will hire 80 employees in five years and the formal start of the plant will be in mid-April 2018.


The company will begin production of parts for the Mazda 3, so he said he hopes that the impact of the plant in this region will be beneficial so that they can expand their auto parts market, not only in Mexico, but in the United States and Brazil.


“Our goal is not only to make money, but to show that a medium company like Minamida seeks to contribute to the existence of a better quality product with a skilled workforce, in addition to complying with the biggest rule of timely delivery.”


However, he said that the company is open to collaborate with the local government in order to improve current working conditions, as well as to contribute to the improvement of industrial space as it is in the PILBA Industrial Park.


Founded in 1933, Minamida started with the massive production of long nails, diversifying to the automotive industry, it currently has presence in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Mexico.


The new plant in Guanajuato, which has an area of 13,137 m2, will have as main customers: J-Tekt with the manufacture of components for management; FCC Automotive Parts, located in San Luis Potosi; Y-TEC Keylex with the manufacture of parts located in chassis components and Ashimori with the development of parts for the safety belt for Mazda cars made in Salamanca.


In this regard, Masaharu Tokura, president of Tokura Corporation, the company in charge of the construction of the plant, said he respected Minamida's decisive decision to install his plant in this part of the country, since Mexico has invested in Asian countries and, it was decided to install this plant in Guanajuato as part of its strategic development.


Tokura Corporation has worked for more than 30 years in different Latin American countries for the construction of hospitals, schools, plants and industrial parks, so they called for Mexican professionals and architects to join this project of construction of the company Minamida in Leon.


In this regard, Franco Herrera Sanchez, undersecretary of Investment Attraction of the Ministry of Sustainable Economic Development (SDES, by its Spanish initials) emphasized that the company chose the state to consolidate its project by finding qualified talent that complements the geographical location of the entity, as he reiterated that Guanajuato has competitive advantages in relation to other states such as the rule of law, labor stability and world-class connectivity, it is also an industrial pole in full development that offers logistical advantages by being at the center of automotive manufacturing activity in the country.


Founded in 1933, it initiated in the manufacture of long nails massive production, diversifying to the automotive industry; with presence in Japan, Thailand, Vietnam and Mexico.