Bendix Technical Center celebrates milestone

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Updated Dec 5, 2023
Bendix's Monterrey, Mexico, Technical Center

Bendix this week celebrated the five-year anniversary of its Technical Center in Monterrey, Mexico. 

The location opened in 2018 with 34 employees, 32 of them engineers, in a 7,800 sq.-ft., space. Today, the Technical Center is home to 80 engineers and some three dozen administrative employees in a facility expanded to more than 25,500 sq.-ft.,, featuring a larger lab, additional office space, and a state-of-the-art vehicle engineering garage now under construction.

Located in the Research and Technological Innovation Park (PIIT), the center has helped Bendix further expand its North American presence by powering research and development across the company’s expansive portfolio of integrated products and solutions. The Monterrey-based team – working in tandem with Bendix and Knorr-Bremse engineering colleagues across North America and worldwide, respectively – helps advance new and emerging technologies to deliver more value to the company’s global customers and strengthen its global presence. Knorr-Bremse is Bendix’s Munich, Germany-based parent company.

“The Monterrey facility – designed to help expand Bendix’s global engineering capabilities – was aimed at growth from the start, and it has more than delivered for the company and our customers,” says Claus Beyer, vice president – ADAS/HAD North America and chief engineer at Bendix. 

Beyer adds, “The center reflects Bendix’s standing as an evolving global company and a technology innovator. Our robust engineering team there supports the entire Bendix product portfolio, including the most advanced technologies in development. And it’s an invaluable contributor as we bring Bendix’s expertise to bear in the introduction of emerging technologies, from vehicle electrification to automated and autonomous vehicles.”

Mexico, where the commercial vehicle industry manufactures more than a third of its tractors and a growing number of trailers, has been a vital part of Bendix’s business for 35 years, dating to the establishment of manufacturing operations in Acuña in May 1988. The center in Monterrey helps further enhance the company’s presence in North America and expand its engineering footprint, the company says.

Bendix’s headquarters in Avon, Ohio, serves as the company’s engineering and R&D leadership hub. In addition to Monterrey, Bendix also maintains vibrant engineering operations in Acuña; Hanover, Pennsylvania; Irvine, California; Kalamazoo, Michigan; Sterling Heights, Michigan; and Vancouver, British Columbia.

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