BRP inaugurated its new facility in Querétaro, Mexico, last week.
In Querétaro, BRP assembles Rotax engines for Can-Am off-road vehicles, assembles the Sea-Doo Spark and manufactures composite hulls and decks for Sea-Doo watercraft, with plans to produce all Sea-Doo watercraft there by 2015. When the Querétaro project is complete, BRP will have invested about $100 million Canadian (MXN1.260MM) into the LEED-certified facility. By 2015, about 1,100 people will be employed there.
“Mexico is a competitive global product delivery hub for BRP, thanks to the commitment, dedication and good work of all our employees,” said José Boisjoli, president and CEO of BRP. ''We believe that through a combination of Mexico’s outward-looking trade strategy based on its diversified network of trade agreements and BRP’s export business model, we can compete more effectively in various markets and continue to grow our volumes.”
“Wherever we are in the world, BRP tries to engage employees with its values while preserving their culture and their way of life. I am proud of what we accomplished in Mexico and we will continue to work on improving the well-being of all our employees,” concluded Boisjoli.
The Querétaro facility is BRP’s second in Mexico. The company also has a factory in Juárez that employs more than 1,250 people to assemble all Can-Am ATVs and side-by-sides.