In 2019 the German company will produce harnesses for 1,180 cars a day
The company Kromberg & Scrubert presented its progress report of its second plant located in Colinas del Rincon Industrial Park, in which, currently there are a workforce of 709 employees and is expected that in the next year the workforce will increase to 3,000 workers. By 2020, they are seeking to reach almost 5,000 workers in the municipalities of San Francisco del Rincon, Leon, Purisima del Rincon and Manuel Doblado.
This German company arrived in Mexico in 2005, with its first plant in Irapuato and is dedicated to the manufacture of electrical and electronic harnesses, in charge of sending the necessary signals to drive all the components that a car has.
Katja Dittmar, the company's commercial manager, commented that for this plant they invested around 65 million dollars and in May they began the production of the first harnesses for the M-Class of Mercedes Benz.
“16 months ago we announced the construction of the second floor and here we are already having a worldwide production for this car model. The harness is for the car, as for us is our veins system.”
She said that by June 2018 the plant will already have all the necessary machinery for the production, so that they start with the harnesses massive production.
“In 2019 we will produce harnesses for 1,200 cars a day, which means that every two hours a truck will leave this plant towards the United States.”
MANUFACTURE OF HARNESSES
Christian Zamora, production manager, said that for now the production is four pieces a day, but the project contemplates that by 2020 the company will generate 180 harnesses per day. A harness has a weight of 68 kilograms and a length of three thousand 400 meters; also has a total of 1,350 electric circuits.
“Each cable has a purpose to activate a car signal. Whether the doors, the lights, the engine. A harness is a car, so we will be producing a lot of products.”
The manufacture starts with a modularization of harnesses, which are preassembled to make the production process easier and improve the quality of the product.
Each connection is tested and ensured by the personnel, who test each part 100 %, verifying that each signal is sent correctly.
Beginning in April of next year, they will start recruiting to reach the number of projected employees. For the training phase, within the company they are building a training building, where the staff will spend three weeks learning the company bases.
“Every day I'm impressed by the people who memorized the whole process because the work is manual. For German companies, it is very important to form a long-term relationship with employees because we want them to grow with us,” said Katja Dittmar, the company's commercial manager.
The training begins with a week of theoretical training, where workers know the basic concepts; later they teach them the manual process, where they gain knowledge about what they will be doing in the assembly line.