Press Release

NSK inaugurates new plant in Mexico

NSK Ltd. (NSK; Headquarters: Tokyo, Japan; President and CEO: Toshihiro Uchiyama) today announced that NSK-Warner K.K. (NWC; Headquarters: Fukuroi, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; President and CEO: Sakae Kuwashiro), an equity method affiliate, has inaugurated its new plant in Mexico.

NWC now operates manufacturing plants at four locations, in Japan, China, Indonesia, and Mexico, and a sales subsidiary in the United States. The company globally supplies products that underpin smooth and highly efficient gear shifting in automotive automatic transmissions. NWC has been operating some sections of the new plant in Silao City (Guanajuato, Mexico) since October 2017 to meet increasing demand for automotive automatic transmission products in Mexico and the USA.

The inauguration ceremony, held on March 14, was attended by the Governor of Guanajuato, the Mayor of Silao, and representatives from our esteemed customers. Mr. Shigeyuki Suzuki, Executive Vice President of NSK, expressed his gratitude to the guests and to everyone who had helped make the plant a reality. He inaugurated the plant with a speech outlining its background, and its connection to the community.

Speech excerpt

“NSK will increase customer satisfaction through localization and cost competitiveness. Using leading-edge equipment and superior technology supported by the high-quality work force of the Guanajuato area, we aim to satisfy global customer expectations.”

Building on this success, the NSK Group will continue to pursue the global expansion of its automotive businesses.

Exterior of new plant
Exterior of new plant
Clutch assemblies
Clutch assemblies

Plant overview

Plant name NSK-Warner Mexico S.A. de C.V.
Location Silao, Guanajuato, Mexico
Products Products for automotive automatic transmissions (clutch assemblies)
Size Site area of approx. 50,000㎡ and building floor space of approx. 10,000㎡
Employees Around 120
Operating since October 2017
Investment Around 2 billion yen