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Molex has today announced a major expansion of its global manufacturing footprint and has opened a new factory in Guadalajara. 

The new facility will be 60,000 square-meter and will aim to increase capacity by an additional 100,000 square meters. This aims to support advanced engineering and large-scale production for automotive, transportation and industrial customers in North America and around the world, said the company. 

“Our history in Mexico spans more than 50 years, earning Molex a strong reputation for developing world-class facilities and engineering talent to deliver customer-focused solutions,” said Mike Bloomgren, SVP, president, Transportation & Industrial Solutions, Molex. “The opening of a new factory in Guadalajara dedicated to transportation customers further enhances our ability to effectively and economically address the most complex challenges in automotive connectivity, battery management, vehicle safety and zonal architectures.” 

The new facility features new tools, technologies and processes. Molex has invested $130 million into this facility and is intended to meet unprecedented demand for interconnect solutions for EVs, Advanced Driver Assistance Systems and connected vehicles. 

Molex has stated that the availability of onsite reliability and metrology lab testing will empower local engineers to improve product designs and speed development cycles. The labs will help to reduce rework costs and time at critical product-development stages. 

Molex plays a vital role in the automotive industry and has created a rich environment to attract and retain highly skilled employees and local talent. The company aims to have 200 employees by the end of the year and to deliver reliability, quality and innovations to ensure flawless connectivity is reached.