Jim Hughes, left, vice
president head restraints and Americas operations product
group foam for Johnson Controls, and Brian Cooke, center,
Johnson Controls Automotive Seating's group vice president
and general manager product group foam, center, are
congratulated by José Eduardo Calzada Rovirosa, right,
governor of Queretaro, Mexico, at the grand opening ceremony
of the company’s new automotive foam plant in Queretaro.
Johnson Controls opened a new manufacturing plan in Queretaro,
Mexico, that will produce molded polyurethane foam for
Construction of the new facility, according to the announcement,
began in March 2013 and was completed in October 2013.
Production began at the plant this month.
“Johnson Controls is strongly committed to producing world-class
automotive seating systems and is proud to bring this new
facility to Queretaro,” said Brian Cooke, vice president and
general manager for Johnson Controls’ foam product group, in a
statement. “We are pleased to become a part of and support the
The Mexican facility has one foam line and employs approximately
150 people. The number of employees will likely increase during
the next few years as the facility reaches its full production.
The new 100,000-square-foot plant will supply seating foam to
major automakers in central Mexico. The global multi-industrial
company with headquarters in Glendale has established core
businesses in the automotive, building and energy storage