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Aptiv Launches Tech Center in Monterrey, its Third in Mexico

Irish automotive giant Aptiv inaugurated another technology center in Mexico, as reshoring factories from China are stoking demand for intelligent auto parts in the country.

Aptiv’s other two Mexican tech centers are located in Ciudad Juárez (Chihuahua) and Saltillo (Coahuila). The Monterrey facility is the largest of the three, and it will soon be equipped with a test track and a lab for the development of autonomous driving technology.

The Irish company, whose technology is designed to solve mobility challenges with connected solutions, employs more than 77,000 people in Mexico.

In October 2022, Aptiv invested US$14.9 million in the construction of a plant in Linares (Nuevo Leon),  where it will manufacture harnesses, dubbed as “brain” in electric vehicles.

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Government officials present at the inauguration of the new tech center said that almost 76% of factories relocating to Mexico are choosing Nuevo León because of the state’s strong infrastructure and talent pool.

“The demand for software and other high-tech products is growing rapidly, and for this reason, Aptiv needed to increase its engineering capabilities, and Monterrey was chosen as the location with the greatest chances of success because here we find an innovation environment that we find very attractive,” said Carlos González, Director of Operations at Aptiv.

Narayan Ammachchi

News Editor for Nearshore Americas, Narayan Ammachchi is a career journalist with a decade of experience in politics and international business. He works out of his base in the Indian Silicon City of Bangalore.

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