DETROIT -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. is opening a new brake plant in Queretaro, Mexico.
The plant will concentrate on electronic braking and actuation systems and manufacture advanced brake systems, including hydraulic control units such as TRW’s Slip Control Boost system. It also will manufacture brake actuation units such as boosters and master cylinders.
“The new braking facility will complement our existing facility in Queretaro and represents a significant investment in advanced braking technologies and manufacturing processes,” Doug DelGrosso, global vice president of braking operations, said in a statement.
“The plant will be geared to aluminum machining and clean-room assembly environments to meet the stringent cleanliness requirements of hydraulic valve assembly.”
Production at the 150,000 square-foot plant is expected to begin toward the end of the first quarter of 2012. Once at full production, TRW expects to employ 450 people at the plant.
TRW has an existing brake plant in Santa Rosa, Mexico.