Polaris Industries, the US headquartered global manufacturer of vehicles from snowmobiles and ATVs to motorcycles and military mobility announced the expansion of its Apodaca, Nuevo León, Mexico manufacturing facilities producing 4 wheeled utility and sport vehicles. Apodaca is a major industrial suburb of Monterrey, Mexico.
Polaris’ initial investment in the Mexican state of Nuevo León was opening a $55 million facility that employed 550 workers. The new expansion will add 90,000 square feet, according to the announcement attended on site by Mexico Operations Director for Polaris, Kent Ferguson, as he was accompanied by Assembly Manager Luis Morata, Secretary of Economic Development for Nuevo León Rolando Zubirán Robert, Governor Rodrigo Medina de la Cruz, and Apodaca Mayor Raymundo Flores.
“The plant, when it started, we had a maximum of 600 employees in the entire plant and now we are talking about having 2,500 employees,” Luis Morata told Daniela García of El Milenio. “We have grown a lot, and quickly, and we are hiring weekly, growing really well, making progress in productivity and quality.”
According to the Milenio piece, the factory currently produces 600 vehicles per day for the US and Latin American markets including domestically in Mexico. The primary product produced in the factory is the RZR.