Autoneum is increasing its local presence in Mexico by building an additional facility through acoustic, interior trim and thermal management product manufacturer, UGN.

The new plant in Silao is expected to start production of parts for Japanese car manufacturers towards the end of the year.

Silao is in the state of Guanajuato, around 220 miles north west of Mexico City.

Production of acoustic and thermal management components in the 60,000 square foot facility is slated to begin towards the end of the year.

Autoneum is already present in Mexico with a facility in Hermosillo, which mainly supplies parts to US vehicle manufacturers.