Pirelli, the Italian Tier 1 tire supplier, announced a new investment of 15 million dollars for a period of 2 years; in which an advanced technology and digitization center will be built next to its plant in Silao, Guanajuato, inaugurated in 2012 and which employs more than 2,800 people.
This additional investment comes after the announcement of 36 million dollars in October 2021, intended to increase the annual production capacity of the complex to 7.2 million tires per year, being the largest production in the country and generating 450 new jobs between direct and indirect.
Now, Pirelli seeks to create the first research and development center with "state-of-the-art technologies for the production of tires designed for the mobility of the future, always more electric, sustainable and connected."
This center will help increase its technological and industrial competitiveness in North America and improve its supply, focused on premium assemblers located in the United States.
"This important center will combine local talent, training and knowledge transfer, generating jobs for specialized professionals, as well as creating connections with local universities," Pirelli said in its statement.
The new R&D center incorporates modeling, testing, digitization, cyber and specialty areas where technologies will be developed that allow the robotic application of technologies aimed at future mobility developments.
The center will be one of the 13 Pirelli R&D sites in the world and will have an area of 6,680 square meters, which will be added to the 200 thousand square meters of the plant, and will adopt the principles of Industry 4.0 to strengthen the innovation ecosystem of the Valle de la Mentefactura in Guanajuato.
Stay up to date with the most important news to the real estate
Subscribe Solili Newsletter