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ERICH JAEGER's Mexico Facility Earns IATF 16949 Certification
ERICH JAEGER GmbH + Co. KG., one of the largest global providers of high-performance automotive towing sockets and cables, today announced its Piedras Negras, Mexico, manufacturing facility has been certified according to IATF 16949 specifications. IATF 16949 was developed by the International Automotive Task Force and aims to harmonize the various assessment and certification systems worldwide in the automotive sector's supply chains.
This facility, with over 100 employees, started operations in 2012 to specifically serve ERICH JAEGER's numerous Global Customers in regions such as North America, Asia Pacific and Africa. Since that time, the plant has experienced a steady growth through increased production capacity, introduction of new technologies and equipment, as well as relentless continuous education programs for its employees. It currently produces numerous products for heavy-duty, automotive and agricultural customers.
ERICH JAEGER is well positioned for future growth and is expected to double production capacity at the Piedras Negras facility by mid-2020. The increase is due to three main factors:
Growing popularity and demand for its current heavy-duty, automotive and agricultural products; Introduction of several new products that are going into production in the second half of 2019; Development and series production of high-speed data connection systems for truck/trailer connectivity. Trailers are increasingly equipped with advanced load and trailer monitoring systems which require sockets and cables that are designed specifically to handle high speed data transmissions such as Ethernet, LVDS, etc., and ERICH JAEGER is developing solutions for such applications
As part of its overall Asia Pacific and Africa growth strategy, the company recently announced it launched several JAEGER Expert™ products for heavy-duty truck/trailer operators.