TROY, MI—NAI, a manufacturer of custom interconnects, recently announced the opening of a new manufacturing plant in Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico. The facility will produce interconnect devices, including copper and fiber optic cable assemblies, harnesses, and box builds. Its primary purpose is to provide local support to NAI’s existing and new customers in the nearby region, as well as to improve logistics with closer proximity. 

An equally important purpose of the plant is to increase manufacturing flexibility in Mexico, including the ability to create dual capacity in multiple plant locations. This new facility ensures customers a continuity of supply during challenges such as the Covid-19 pandemic.

"Global supply chains are changing rapidly due to the recent pandemic," says Jon A. Jensen, President and CEO of NAI. "We recognize our customers’ demand for stable and continuous supply.”

The new plant is located in La Angostura Industrial Park at Carretera Saltillo Zacatecas, and will occupy nearly 38,000 square feet, with an option to double capacity. The products that will be produced here meet NAI's core markets of industrial, medical and telecom providers. Several hundred SKUs will be initially transferred to this Saltillo plant and set up for immediate production.  Operations are scheduled to begin in February, 2021.