89.6 F
Friday, October 15, 2021

Wiring systems plant opens with plans to hire thousands

Latest headlines

Cozumel’s cruise industry bounces back in a big way

Quintana Roo has come to depend on a steady stream of cruise-goers, to maintain jobs at businesses including restaurants, excursion operators,...

Massimo Bottura’s community dinner is fighting hunger in Refettorio Mérida

Refettorio is a cultural project designed to offer dining experiences through the transformation of surplus ingredients into nutritious and beautiful dishes.

In Europe, Mexican Indigenous organizations denounce the Mayan Train

Indigenous groups from across Mexico, including Yucatán and Quintana Roo, sailed to Europe in what they describe as an invasion of conscience.

A private paradise at your Yucatán country estate

A private country estate is all yours in Yucatán. Contact Eric Partney at Mexico International. Ideal for those...
Yucatán Magazine
Sign up to get our top headlines delivered to your inbox twice a week.

A new factory in Yucatán has been built with environmentally friendly features. Photo: Handout

Mérida, Yucatán — Leoni, a leading European provider of cables and cable systems to the automotive sector and other industries, has officially opened a new, environmentally friendly wiring systems plant here.

The Merida operation will serve customers, including Volvo and General Motors, headquartered in Asia and the U.S. Leoni is recruiting about 2,600 people to work at the new location.

“The new plant in Mérida is a clear sign of our dynamic growth in the Americas,” said Martin Stüttem, a Leoni board member. “We are the first foreign investor to build up a production facility involving such a high number of industrial jobs in the Yucatán region.”

The now inaugurated plant in Mérida is Leoni’s third site for wiring systems in Mexico, after Hermosillo and Durango, which produce wiring harnesses for commercial vehicles and passenger cars. The production scope in Mérida comprises harnesses for a series of passenger car models from a U.S.-based customer and a manufacturer from Asia.

Today, Leoni employs about 500 people in the new facility. In 2018, when the plant is due to run at full capacity, the company expects to count up to 2,600 staff. The new location has a total production area of approximately 25,000 square meters.

Solar energy

By the end of 2017, the plant will be equipped with more than 1,500 solar panels which will provide approximately one-third of its energy. Moreover, the location in Mérida uses a water recycling system, resulting in a daily reduction of needed fresh water of almost 100,000 liters. Leoni is going through the BREEAM certification process, one of the world’s leading sustainability assessment methods for masterplanning projects, infrastructure and buildings.


In 2018, the Mérida plant expects to contract not only a large number of employees with an operational profile, but also industrial, logistics and quality engineers, technical specialists as well as administrative support personnel. Moreover, Leoni will establish a human resources department here which will support all the plants in the Americas.

Leoni is present in other North and South American countries, operating production facilities as well as offices for research & development and sales in Canada, the U.S., Brazil and Paraguay.

Source: Press release

- Advertisement -
- Advertisement -

More articles

Yucatán’s bars and cantinas forge a new lobbying association

The group, which is now known as Asociación de Cantineros, is already made up of over 120 members but is yet to elect its first president. 

Progreso to host the America’s largest shipyard

Yucatán's Gov. Mauricio Vila Dosal in Trieste Italy with the executive board of the Italian company Fincantieri. Photo: Courtesy

The Dresden Codex, the great Maya book of the stars

The Dresden Codex is a Mayan book believed to be the oldest surviving book written in the Americas, dating to the 11th or 12th century.

How photographer Mike Diaz captures Yucatán’s unique environment

As Mike grew up, he dove back into nature, researching the environment, wildlife, and space. He understood the process he had to follow in order to achieve the photos he dreamed of.

Live music is back at Yucatán’s restaurants and bars

e measure was put in place over a year and a half ago along with a series of other restrictions to help against the spread of COVID-19.

Monument to the Montejo ‘covered in blood’ once again

A group of protesters staged a demonstration in front of the monument to the Montejo, vandalizing it and chanting anti-colonialistic slogans.

Camino del Mayab connects visitors with Yucatán’s remote communities

Photo: Camino del Mayab The Camino del Mayab, a network of trails that begins in Dzoyaxché, spreads out...

Parque De La Alemán — The bustling heart of one of Mérida’s original neighborhoods

The park, which measures about a full city block, features a roller skating rink, a children's playground, a large esplanade with a musical fountain, green areas, and a stage where artistic and cultural events are frequently held.

Yucatán cancels Xmatkuil fair and Hanal Pixán altars at Plaza Grande

The news comes as a disappointment for many who thought that a return to yellow on Mexico’s epidemiological traffic light system would mean more of a return to normal for public events. 

New sterilization campaign in Progreso cracks down on stray animals

The number of stray dogs and cats on the streets and beaches of Progreso has become a public health hazard, admits Mayor Julián Zacarías Curi.