SILAO, Mexico — Pirelli Mexico recently celebrated a milestone with the production of its 50 millionth tire at its plant in Silao, Guanajuato.
The plant, opened in 2012, produces high-performance and ultra high-performance tires for cars, electric vehicles, SUVs and light trucks in the North American market.
The plant also opened its training center to offer professional development courses for its employees, covering topics such as safety, quality, productivity, technology and care for the environment. These will be offered with the support of local educational institutions and technological platforms.
Several local dignitaries attended a celebration in early February, including Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo, governor of the State of Guanajuato
"We have many reasons to celebrate today, and Pirelli has again reaffirmed its commitment to investing in the state," Enrico Verdino, CEO of Pirelli Mexico, said.
"We thank all the associates who have made this great achievement a reality. In addition, the opening of the new training center will boost the competences and competitiveness of our Mexican employees. We are very proud to say that already. Pirelli's focus on professional development has allowed people trained in Mexico to collaborate in other Pirelli facilities around the world, contributing to the global success of our company."
Since the inauguration of the plant on May 31, 2012, Pirelli's total investment in the Mexican plant amounts to more than $900 million and production has grown from a capacity of 1.5 million to 8.5 million tires, the company said.