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.

If you liked the article, share on:

Topics: china, mexico

Comments

Recommended

Lamborghini had been expected to refresh its entry-level model – the Lamborghini Huracan – in late 2018 or early 2019. But here is some good news for fans of the...
by - November 20, 2017
The Chevrolet Corvette will be turning 65 years old in 2018, and as part of the celebrations, the brand is introducing a special edition C7 – the Chevrolet Corvette Carbon...
by - November 19, 2017
Tesla revealed that with its new Semi, truck drivers can expect better experience especially with heightened safety and the lower cost of transporting cargo. Indeed, the cabin of the new...
by - November 19, 2017
November 17 is considered a very special day for Tesla, as this is the day that they revealed the highly anticipated Tesla Semi. But Elon Musk did not think the...
by - November 17, 2017
More details have emerged about the new sixth generation of the BMW M3 just as the German premium practically announced the end of the current-gen 3 Series with the unveiling...
by - November 17, 2017
Facebook

Youtube Channel

Tip Us
Do you have a tip for us?
Did you film an important event?
Contact us
Newsletter
Subscribe to our newsletter!
Subscribe
Galleries