Mexico – Following the inauguration of its new San José Chiapa production plant, Audi has established a new, 26 hectare JIS (Just-in-Sequence) park next to the facility. So far Faurecia ET, HBPO, Thyssen Krupp Automotive, Truck and Wheel, TI Automotive, Kuehne+Nagel and Syncreon have set up operations there. They will supply components just in sequence to the Q5 assembly line.
The OEM says more than 100 suppliers supply components for the Q5 from locations in Mexico and that it receives more than 70% of the purchased parts and components from suppliers in the NAFTA region. The new JIS Park will create around 1,000 jobs.