Kawasaki Heavy Industries, announced that it will begin construction of new production facilities at its Mexican subsidiary Kawasaki Motors de México S.A. de C.V. (KMX).
The investment of 265 million dollars will allow the expansion of the facilities of Kawasaki Motores de México in Nuevo León, to produce the all-terrain vehicles starting in 2023, in addition to increasing the production of the plant in Nebraska, USA, hoping to generate up to 550 new jobs.
The new production facilities will be added to the engine plant in Monterrey, Nuevo León, and will complement the expansion of Kawasaki Motors Manufacturing Corp. (KMM) facilities in Lincoln, Nebraska.
The increase in demand for 4x4 off-road vehicles in North America continues to expand.
In addition to off-road vehicles, Kawasaki's production in Nebraska will also increase for consumer products such as jet skis and general-purpose gasoline engines at Lincoln, and at the Boonville, Missouri plant.
General-purpose gasoline engines are expected to begin operating and producing in 2022, while KMX's new assembly plant in Monterrey will bring Kawasaki's total North American production facilities to four.
The Kawasaki engine plant in Interpuerto Monterrey was installed in 2020, with an area of a little more than 20 thousand square meters and is still waiting for an official presentation through the authorities of the state of Nuevo León.
The same company was the one who released the information through a statement at the beginning of September.