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KUKA HOME Breaks Ground on Phase I of North American Production, Research, Office and Design Center in Mexico

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Members of KUKA HOME’s US, China and Mexico management teams, along with local government officials, break ground on Phase 1 of a planned total 2.3 million-square-foot manufacturing, research, design and office campus at a groundbreaking ceremony in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.


KUKA HOME has officially launched Phase I of a planned total 2.3 million-square-foot manufacturing and office campus with a groundbreaking ceremony in Nuevo Leon, Mexico.

Attended by KUKA HOME management from China, the U.S. and Mexico, along with local employees, customers, suppliers and state and local government officials, the groundbreaking launches the company’s expansion of its manufacturing capacity in North America. It recently purchased 90 acres at the Mexico location to construct four facilities for upholstery and mattress production.  Kuka Home has been producing upholstered furniture, accent chairs and upholstered beds on two campuses near Monterrey, Mexico totaling over 350,000 sq ft, and in their 250,000 sq ft mattress facility, for almost two years.

“This groundbreaking ceremony marks an exciting new chapter for KUKA HOME and the beginning of Phase I of the first 360,000-square foot manufacturing and office facility,” said Rain Jin, Vice President of International Business at KUKA HOME. “Within the next 3 years, this will become KUKA HOME’s largest manufacturing base in North America. The facility will integrate research, design, production, and sales. Eventually, it will represent 23% of our global sales,” she said.

The company plans to invest more than $200 million into the manufacturing campus. “This calculated investment is based on the support from our diverse customer base telling us they will continue to increase their orders based on the successes they have had with the current KUKA HOME product being manufactured in our existing facilities,” said Matt Harrison, President of KUKA HOME North America.

The company plans to begin production of motion and stationary upholstery from the facility in Q1 of 2023. Phase II will include adding a showroom, research and development center and a state-of-the-art testing lab.

Ivan Rivas, Secretary of Economy of Nuevo Leon, pointed out factors that led to KUKA HOME’s strategy to make the location one of its global manufacturing bases. “Here we have highly-trained human capital including technicians and engineers for their research and development center, along with a strategic geographical position with proximity to the Colombia Bridge to facilitate export to North America.”

 


 

About KUKA HOME

KUKA HOME is a global leader in the design, development and production of stylish, high-quality, value-priced upholstered furniture sold in over 120 countries. Founded in 1982, KUKA HOME has world headquarters in Hangzhou, China and US headquarters and a showroom in High Point. The company’s highly efficient vertically integrated supply chain encompasses over 10 global furniture factories, a mattress and mechanism factory and production and design research centers in China, Vietnam, Mexico, Milan and High Point.

 

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