South-Korean company, LS ELECTRIC’s electric vehicle parts, a subsidiary of LS e-Mobility Solutions, has decided to construct its second overseas production base in Mexico after China.
This will broaden the company’s well-established foothold in the North American electric vehicle market.
LS ELECTRIC declared that our subsidiary LS e-Mobility Solutions recently signed an MOU to build an electric vehicle parts Mexican EV factory in Durango, Mexico, with Jeong in-ho, head of LS e-Mobility Solutions Mexico corporation and Governor José Rosa Aispuro Torres in attendance.
An LS e-Mobility Solutions official stated, “The new factory will be located in Durango in northern Mexico, which offers an ideal location for production and logistics to target the North American market. Through the investment in Mexico and aggressive localization, LS e-Mobility Solutions is set to ramp up penetrating the North American market, where explosive growth is expected with the transition to eco-friendly mobility.”
LS e-Mobility Solutions is on track to build a production Mexican EV factory measuring 35,000 sq. meters in Durango in 2023 and establish a mass production system for electric vehicle core components, such as the EV relays and battery disconnect unit (BDUs), beginning in 2024.
The Mexican state of Durango has promised to support industrial facilities such as land, water, electricity, tax incentives, recruitment support, and training for hiring local personnel for Mexican EV factory in line with LS e-Mobility Solutions investment.
LS e-Mobility Solutions envisions the Mexican EV factory with state-of-the-art facilities to serve as the base for the North American car market when it’s fully completed.
It expects this factory to have a production capacity of 9 million EV relays and 2 million BDUs in 2030 and generate about KRW 700 billion in annual sales in North America.
This factory, which will be the first step in expanding LS e-Mobility Solutions’ foothold in North America, is the first overseas factory to be built since the company was spun off from LS ELECTRIC in April.
LS e-Mobility Solution currently has production bases in Cheongju in Korea and Wuxi in China.