In Guanajuato, the electronics and aerospace sectors are witnessing significant growth, thanks to major investments from global giants like Bosch, Continental, and Horizontec. These investments are creating thousands of jobs and bolstering the region’s position as a hub for innovation and manufacturing.
Bosch announced plans to increase production of electronic control units for driving comfort and components for powertrain electrification at its manufacturing center in Celaya, Guanajuato. This expansion will require an investment of 4.5 billion pesos and the creation of 1,500 new jobs over the next seven years, bringing Bosch México’s recent investments in the automotive, household appliances, and capital goods sectors to nearly 20,000 million pesos over the next five years.
Continental, a German company, is investing 210 million euros to expand its operations at the Las Colinas Industrial Park in Silao, Guanajuato. This project includes the addition of 7,500 square meters of production floor, warehouses, and offices, as well as the construction of a new high-tech electronics factory for the production of electronic control units (ECUs) for brakes and suspension systems. The expansion is expected to be completed and operational by early 2023, generating 1,500 direct jobs over the next three years and increasing production capacity to 15 million pieces per year.
The growth of the aerospace industry in Guanajuato is supported by the construction of Horizontec’s Halcón 2 aircraft and the development of software for the sector. Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo stated that Guanajuato will soon become a reference in aerospace matters, highlighting the region’s software companies that focus on aviation and radar issues, as well as certified parts suppliers for Bombardier and other companies.
Guanajuato, widely recognized as one of the most well-connected industrial locations in Mexico, has manufacturing accounting for 38 percent of the region’s annual economic output. The state’s robust infrastructure and convenient location provide access to major markets in Mexico City, Queretaro, and Monterrey, making it an attractive destination for manufacturers across various industries.
These significant investments in Guanajuato’s electronics and aerospace sectors demonstrate the region’s potential as a manufacturing powerhouse, offering a supportive business environment, skilled workforce, and strategic location. As the electronics and aerospace industries continue to grow, Guanajuato is poised to become a global leader in innovation and manufacturing.