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Navico plans major expansion of Mexican facility


Marine electronics giant, Navico, which includes the Lowrance, Simrad, B&G and C-MAP brands, yesterday announced plans for a major expansion of its Mexico facility.

The current site will be expanded by 35% and include the construction of a new 50,500 square foot building, 47,200 square feet of which will be dedicated to additional production space.

The extra space will be used to fulfil record demand for the brand’s products, says the company. Completion is targeted for 16 to 18 months and the expansion is expected to create more than 100 jobs in the Ensenada community.

Navico is a division of Brunswick Corporation’s Advanced Systems Group. This is Brunswick’s fifth major expansion announcement in the past year, adding in total more than one million square feet of manufacturing footprint.

“We continue to build incredible momentum in the business and believe it is the right thing to expand our capacity to boost production of new and existing product lines to serve increased demand from our customers,” said Knit Frostad, Navico President.

“Being part of ASG for six months has strengthened our outlook for future growth of product demand from customers, partners and OEM boat builders.”

Brett Dibkey, ASG President, said demand for product continued to exceed supply and there was an immediate need to increase capacity. The expansion will include additional technology to support higher tech components in product design.

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