GUADALAJARA, Mexico—OSRAM Continental, a global supplier of intelligent automotive lighting solutions, celebrated the opening of its new location in Guadalajara, Mexico. The 21,700-square-foot facility will initially employ about 65 people and serve as a research and development center to support business, primarily in the Americas region.
“The opening of the new facility in Guadalajara is an exciting milestone for OSRAM Continental,” said Dr. Dirk Linzmeier, CEO of OSRAM Continental. “This is a strategically important location that strengthens our footprint in Mexico and the Americas region and allows us to better serve our regional customers.”
Over the last decade, Mexico has been one of the world’s fastest-growing automotive markets in the world and is currently the fourth largest exporter in the industry. In just the past four years, Mexico vehicle production increased by 25 percent, reaching approximately 4 million vehicles in 2018. This growth is driven by the presence of almost every major global brand in the automotive market.
Launching its operations in July 2018, OSRAM Continental is a new player and innovator in the automotive lighting industry with the goal of shaping the future of mobility lighting. As digitalization continues to transform the automotive industry, the joint venture company is well positioned to use its combined expertise to offer intelligent lighting solutions to its global customers.