With an investment of 30 million dollars and the generation of 200 direct jobs, the automotive company Martinrea opens its second plant in the state of Guanajuato and will be located in Guanajuato Inland Port.


Its new plant 2.0 will have a production capability of 35 thousand pieces per day through 23 assembly cells and 80 automated robots.


Regarding this Joe Grunstein, general manager of Martinrea Silao Plant, mentioned that this new plant represents the search and application of new technologies and innovation of its products and services, as he remembered that since the presentation of its Tandem Press in plant 1, the company has located among the most important in stamping in North America.


“We are proud of our team and we acknowledge their efforts to lead our approach to operative excellence to success, cost reduction, good releases and the improvement of our products offer for customers, nowadays all that consolidates with our new strategy Martinrea 2.0, which is giving results,” he said.

Martinrea mainly focuses in innovation and uses its experience to promote light metals molding, its foundry, fluid systems and flexible assembly to reduce vehicle weight, while in turn resistance, safety and efficiency of the vehicle in general is improved.


It has four divisions: aluminum, flexible manufacturing, fluids and metal.  The Silao plant belongs to the division of Metalics, supplies structural sets and of complex chassis, light and of high resistance to OEM’s worldwide.


The portfolio offered on its Silao plant is motor cradle, suspension arms, steering axle, fenders, roof skirting moldings and window belts.


Joe Grunstein explains that the plant 2.0 has 5 press lines with capability of 5,900 tons which are automated by robots, having on their customers’ portfolio assemblers such as Nissan, GM, Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz and BMW.


Globally, Martinrea has as main customers Ford, FCA, Jaguar, General Motors, KIA, Land Rover, Audi Bentley, Toyota, BMW, Volkswagen, Mazda, Honda, Mercedes-Benz, Volvo, Nissan, Infinity and Renault.

Through its 44 plants it has presence in Mexico, Canada, the United States, Spain, Germany, Czech Republic, China and Brazil.


Founded in 2001, as direct supplier for automotive assemblers with the elaboration of stamping pieces and assembly, it is the second metallurgical of North America in income, with 15,000 workers worldwide.