Japanese auto parts manufacturer Ahresty plans 900 million pesos investment for Zacatecas plant expansion

By Elenne Castro


September 11, 2023

Zacatecas, Mexico - Japanese automotive parts manufacturer Ahresty has announced plans to invest approximately 900 million pesos to expand its existing plant in Zacatecas, Mexico. This expansion is expected to create around 200 new jobs.

The commitment was solidified through the signing of a letter of intent by David Monreal Ávila, the Governor of Zacatecas, Arata Takahashi, President of Ahresty, and the company's Executive Director and General Planning Director, Hideki Nariya and Atsushi Shimizu, respectively. This announcement came during a virtual meeting as part of Zacatecas state government representatives' tour of Asian countries aimed at attracting investments.

The foreign investment in Zacatecas is a result of the state government's efforts in engaging with Asian authorities and business leaders during their work tour in Japan. This follows their visit to South Korea, where they successfully attracted over 1,000 million pesos in investments in the automotive sector.

Rodrigo Castañeda, the Secretary of Economy, emphasized the positive impact this investment by the Tokyo-based company will have on the state. The expansion project, slated for 2024 to 2027, is expected to generate 200 new jobs and increase the production of aluminum ingots and molds to supply automakers like Toyota, Nissan, Honda, and Suzuki.

Ahresty currently operates in five countries, employing 5,500 people and generating an annual revenue of 13,000 million pesos.

In Zacatecas, Ahresty has been present since 2006 when it established itself in the industrial zone of Guadalupe. 

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