Saltillo Van Assembly Plant

KM 1.5, Derramadero Road , Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Floor Space: 2.8 million square feet

Products: Ram ProMaster

Employment: 1,661 (1,524 hourly; 137 salaried) on two shifts

Union Local: Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria Automotriz Integrada, Similares y Conexos de la República Mexicana (SNTIASCRM); National Union of Integrated Automotive and Allied Industries of Mexico

Plant History: With an investment of nearly US$1.1 billion, Chrysler de Mexico broke ground on a new assembly plant in May 2011 for production of the Ram ProMaster. Production started in July 2013. Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne and Mexican President Enrique Peña dedicated the new plant at a ceremony on Oct. 10, 2013.

The Ram ProMaster is sold in the U.S., Mexico and Canada. ProMaster is the only truck of its kind produced in Mexico and is based on the successful Fiat Ducato.

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
Saltillo Van was awarded silver status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM) in March 2018. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership. The plant received the bronze designation in July 2016.

(Updated: July 2019)

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