DETROIT -- TRW Automotive Holdings Corp. will open a plant in Queretaro, Mexico, to make advanced brake components.
The factory will produce hydraulic control units for regenerative brakes, as well as brake boosters and master cylinders. It will employ 450 workers. Production will begin in the first quarter of 2012.
TRW's factory in Santa Rosa, Mexico, will produce foundation brake components.
TRW Automotive, of suburban Detroit, ranks No. 11 on the Automotive News list of the top 100 global suppliers with worldwide parts sales to automakers of $14.4 billion in its 2010 fiscal year.