German auto supplier Dr. Schneider Group expands its business in China and Mexico

Article by Christian A., on January 30, 2012

New manufacturing facilities will be built by German auto supplier Dr. Schneider Group in China and Mexico. The supplier is prepared to spend 5 million euros. When interviewed by Automotive News Europe, CEO Klaus Fricke said that by early 2014, an investment of 2.5 million euros will be given to each facility.

He added that by that time, each facility will get 100 new workers. He explained that these plants are the answer to its customers’ appeal for the supplier to expand alongside them in China and North America.

Fricke said that the company will follow these automakers and as a result, Dr. Schneider Group will have a global production network – something that not many automotive plastics suppliers have. Construction of the building in Zacatecas, Mexico, will begin this autumn. It will start to operate in spring 2013. He said that the company is supplying its German customers in the southern region of the U.S. with mounting components as well as fresh air nozzles and systems from Mexico.

The Mexico plant and the supplier’s U.S. factory in Howell, Michigan, will be affiliated. Meanwhile, Dr. Schneider's factory in Liaoyang, China, will start production in March. Fricke said that the company will launch the production of air vent systems and decorative and mounting parts, such as the makeup mirror for the BMW 3 series and 5 series.

Based in Kronach-Neuses, Dr. Schneider is a family-owned mid-sized company that was founded 84 years ago. The company provides automotive plastic products, such as ventilation systems, interior paneling and modules for instrument panels and center consoles. In 2010, it posted sales of 280 million euros ($367 million) and an operating profit of 12 million euros. It expects to reach sales of 320 million euros in 2011.

Topics: china, mexico

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