EXPANSION OF THE LOCATION IN WALDKRAIBURG IN PLANNING
The production network of the MD ELEKTRONIK GmbH grows to include a new location: In the middle of this year, the Waldkraiburg automotive supplier opened its new plant in León, the federal state of Guanajuato, Mexico.
On a production- and logistics space of 16,000 m2, MD will manufacture innovative data communication solutions and supply automotive manufacturers and system suppliers worldwide. “The location in Mexico plays an important, strategic role within our global production network, especially for our NAFTA customers”, says Walter Bichlmaier, member of the management board of MD ELEKTRONIK GmbH. Besides the plant in Mexico, locations in China, the Czech Republic and the USA are part of the MD production network.
The selection of León is based on its central location, its infrastructural connection and its proximity to acknowledged universities, states Walter Bichlmaier. The plant is situated in the industrial park of the city, which has 1.6 millions inhabitants and is in the catchment area of numerous international automotive manufacturers and system suppliers – which is decisive for efficient logistic processes. “But also the medical care, the quality of life and the security of our employees were decisive factors”, adds Bichlmaier.
“The safe ramp-up of the serial production and the plant releases are current priorities of the daily business at MD Mexico”, explains Robert Hofmann, member of the management board of MD ELEKTRONIK GmbH: “The new location in Mexico enables us to continue growing and simultaneously secures the utilization of our main plants. However with a new location, new tasks for the entire production network emerge. Our expert teams are working at high pressure to master these challenges and enable us to face the future with confidence.”
Besides the location in Mexico, the focus is also on the MD ELEKTRONIK headquarters in Waldkraiburg (Germany). The location, which is the head office of the automotive supplier since 1989, shall be further expanded to strengthen the regional presence. MD has bought the neighboring property and is currently planning how to offer attractive working conditions and to emphasize its role as one of the leading local employers.