Lego: Expansion of factory in Mexico

The LEGO Group recently inaugurated the latest expansion of their factory in Ciénega de Flores, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The factory supplies the entire American continent with LEGO products, and the new expansion will increase the capacity of the factory significantly. It will be fully operational by September 2014, and is expected to create approximately 1,000 new jobs.

The inauguration was celebrated at the factory site by Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, LEGO Group President and CEO, Jens Peter Clausen, LEGO Operations Vice-president and Jaime Fuentes, General Director of LEGO Mexico. Present at the site was also Thomas Kirk Kristiansen, the great grandson of the LEGO Group's founder, Ole Kirk Kristiansen.

The LEGO factory in Mexico is one of the largest plastic injection moulding facilities in Latin America. It is built and runs with the same technology, automation and standards for product quality and safety as other LEGO factories in Denmark, the Czech Republic and Hungary.

The LEGO Group has operated its own manufacturing facility in Ciénega de Flores since 2008, expanding the factory through the years. The just completed expansion of 48,000 square meters increases the production capacity of the factory significantly, enabling the LEGO Group to serve the North and South America even better in future.

"It is our strategy to have production close to our core markets in order to secure short lead-time and world class service to our customers and consumers, and it has proven a successful strategy for us globally. The expansion here in Mexico will enable us to continue delivering great products to even more children in all of North and South America in future, supporting our ambition to reach children all over the world with a great LEGO play experience,” says Jørgen Vig Knudstorp, CEO of the LEGO Group.

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