Jabil opens new factory in Jalisco

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

US contract manufacturing company Jabil Circuit (NYSE: JBL) has opened a factory in the Mexican state of Jalisco, local newspaper Milenio reported.

The new facility will be used to make internet routers and data storage devices. Jabil invested more than US$100mn in the 6,500m2 factory, which will allow the firm to hire 1,500 new workers by April.

The director of Jabil Circuit's Mexico unit, Ernesto Sánchez Proal, said the factory will allow the firm to increase exports from Jalisco by 20%.

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Jabil, which also provides electronics design, manufacturing and product management services to global electronics and technology companies, has additional factories in the Mexican cities of Guadalajara, Chihuahua, and Reynosa, as well as in Belo Horizonte, Manaus and São Paulo in Brazil.