Eurocopter has extended its footprint in Central America with the opening of manufacturing center of excellence in Querétaro, Mexico. The center will manufacture structural metallic components and will provide 200 specialized jobs.
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto was at the ceremony with other senior government officials, including Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, Minister of Transportation and Communications, Idelfonso Guajardo Villareal, Minister of Economy, and José E. Calzada Rovirosa, Governor of Querétaro.
The 12,000-square-meter (129,000-square-foot) facility at the Aerotech Industrial Park near Querétaro Intercontinental Airport will be a single supply source for structures used in Airbus jetliner doors, as well as tail booms for Eurocopter’s Ecureuil helicopters. It also has a maintenance center dedicated to the Ecureuil family of helicopters.
Eurocopter President and CEO Lutz Bertling said that the opening was an example of the company’s policy of “developing manufacturing capabilities where technological and industrial infrastructure supports value-added production.” He added that the event also market the 30th Anniversary of the Mexican subsidiary.
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