Pirelli has hosted the governor of the Mexican state of Guanajuato, which hosts one of Pirelli’s most technologically advanced industrial hubs, at its Milan headquarters. Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo discussed the latest $36 million plan, which would bring the tyre manufacturer’s annual production capacity to 7.2 million tyres in Silao, Mexico, with Marco Tronchetti Provera, executive vice chairman and CEO of Pirelli, and the company’s top management. The governor also visited the Research & Development center and the Fondazione Pirelli. Luigi De Chiara, the Italian ambassador in Mexico, and Carlos Garcia De Alba, the Mexican ambassador in Italy, also participated in the visit.
Pirelli has announced a US$200 million investment in Mexico to establish a second factory near its existing passenger car tyre plant in Silao, Guanajuato state. The project to build the facility was announced during yesterday’s visit by Italian Prime Minster, Matteo Renzi, to Palacio Nacional in Mexico City, where he met with President of Mexico, Pena Nieto.