BRP will expand its production capability in Mexico with the addition of a new Can-Am off-road manufacturing facility in Juárez.
The 500,000-square-foot facility represents an investment of an estimated $50.3 million and BRP syas it could result in the creation of approximately 900 permanent jobs upon completion.
“The off-road industry is strong and growing fast and our Can-Am all-terrain and Side-by-Side vehicles continue to make inroads in the market place. We are investing in a new facility to meet future demand and in expectation of entering new ORV segments,” says José Boisjoli, BRP’s president and chief executive officer. “This investment will also provide us with space for the potential insourcing of certain operations, and will bring logistics closer to our manufacturing operations.”
Construction will start in the coming months and the manufacturing operations are expected to begin by the end of 2015. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.
“The location was a logical choice for BRP as we already have a facility in Juárez where operations are going very well. Both plants will be geographically close to each other,” says Sylvain Blanchette, vice-president, Operations in Mexico. “The culture and values of BRP are well established among our employees and we have a strong talent pool in Juárez.”
This will be BRP’s third manufacturing facility in Mexico.