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Navico expands manufacturing plant in Mexico

Navico added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility in Mexico and expects to add 300 jobs.
Jim Brailey (left) of Navico; Juanita Floriano, Baja California secretary of labor; Carlo Bonfante, Baja California secretary of economic development; Leif Ottosson, president and CEO of Navico; and Hugo Maurstad and Anita Hatherley of Navico are shown at the ribbon-cutting for the company’s expanded manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Mexico.

Jim Brailey (left) of Navico; Juanita Floriano, Baja California secretary of labor; Carlo Bonfante, Baja California secretary of economic development; Leif Ottosson, president and CEO of Navico; and Hugo Maurstad and Anita Hatherley of Navico are shown at the ribbon-cutting for the company’s expanded manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Mexico.

Navico added 50,000 square feet to its manufacturing facility in Mexico and expects to add 300 jobs, which would bring the workforce there to more than 1,000.

Navico said it anticipates organic and acquisition-based growth. The facility in Ensenada, Baja California, had 75,000 feet before the expansion.

In 2007, Navico concentrated production from a number of facilities around the globe to its facility in Ensenada, a coastal city in Mexico and the third-largest in Baja California, about 78 miles south of San Diego.

“From our decision nine years ago, which led to the concentration of Navico’s manufacturing, to the addition of research and development, sourcing and purchasing, global repair and logistics, it’s clear how strategically important the Ensenada facility has become to support Navico’s leadership position,” Navico CEO Leif Ottosson said in a statement.

“The factory extension that we have opened today is an important element in the continued expansion of Navico’s business and gives us the capacity we need to support the future organic and acquisition-based growth we anticipate,” he added. “We are very pleased to have reached this milestone.”

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