Bombardier Recreational Products Inc. (BRP), a privately held company that was spun off of Bombardier Inc. in 2004, will relocate its watercraft production from Valcourt, QC, to Mexico. BRP employs approximately 1500 in Mexico, and plans to increase capacity at its factory in Juarez, directly across the Rio Grande from El Paso, TX, in addition to finding a new site for a second plant in the region.
BRP’s Juarez facility makes Rotax engines for recreational produces and assembles both side-by-side and all-terrain vehicles. Products to be manufactured in Mexico include the popular Sea-Doo and other watercraft produced by BRP. According to BRP spokesman Pierre Pichette, the move will help free up space for the continued manufacture of the Ski-Doo and the Spyder Roadster, a three-wheeled vehicle.