OSRAM Continental celebrates the opening of its new location in Guadalajara
15 April 2019
OSRAM Continental GmbH, a global provider of intelligent lighting solutions for automobiles, celebrated the opening of its new location in Guadalajara , Mexico, on April 10. The 21,700-square-foot (2,100-square-meter) facility will initially employ about 65 people and will serve as a research and development (R & D) center to support businesses, primarily in the Americas region.
Dr. Dirk Linzmeier , CEO of OSRAM Continental GmbH was present to commemorate the event along with other company leaders, employees and local dignitaries. "The opening of the new facilities in Guadalajara is an exciting event for OSRAM Continental." This is a place of strategic importance that strengthens our presence in the region of Mexico and the Americas and allows us to better serve our regional clients, "said Linzmeier. "This facility is an important addition to our global R & D initiatives focused on intelligent automotive lighting solutions for the evolving automotive market."
During the last decade, Mexico has been one of the fastest growing automotive markets in the world and is currently the fourth largest exporter in the industry. According to IHS Markit, in the last four years, the production of vehicles in Mexico increased by 25 percent, reaching approximately four million vehicles in 2018. This growth is driven by the presence of almost all major global brands in the automotive market .
"As automotive lighting continues to evolve from a basic function to a highly sophisticated feature, it gives our customers the opportunity to differentiate their products with lighting design," said Julian Dench , director of the Americas region and managing director of OSRAM Continental Mexico, who also attended the event. "We see enormous potential for smart automotive lighting applications in the Americas market."
With the start of operations in July 2018, OSRAM Continental is a new and innovative player in the automotive lighting industry with the aim of shaping the future of mobile lighting. As digitalization continues to transform the automotive industry, the joint venture is well positioned to use its combined expertise to offer intelligent lighting solutions to its global customers.
About OSRAM Continental:
OSRAM Continental GmbH is a 50/50 joint venture of leading technology companies OSRAM and Continental. With its global headquarters in Munich , Germany, OSRAM Continental combines modern lighting technologies with electronics and software to offer a broad portfolio of intelligent and innovative lighting solutions for the global automotive industry. OSRAM Continental employs approximately 1,500 people in 16 locations in 9 countries. For more information, visit www.osram-continental.com.