Bendix’s Acuña, Mexico, Manufacturing Operation Celebrates 35th Anniversary

Bendix is celebrating the 35th anniversary of the company’s Acuña, Mexico operation. What began in 1988 as a single plant focused on assembly and machining for the controls business unit of Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC, has grown into three state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and a logistics center — with a fourth plant under construction.

The Acuña campus includes manufacturing, remanufacturing, and assembly across a wide range of products including actuators, air dryers, antilock braking systems (ABS), compressors, integrated vehicle modules, and valves.

Coming online later this year is a new production facility using advanced automation to produce two emerging next-generation technologies: Global Scalable Brake Control (GSBC) and Global Scalable Air Treatment (GSAT). The new 185,000-square-foot plant will add to the Acuña operation’s existing 412,000 square feet. The company will hire an estimated 200 employees for the new plant, bringing the Acuña workforce to approximately 2,000 people.

“The remarkable record of achievements that Bendix Acuña has compiled over 35 years includes growth initiatives, sustainability progress, and — as illustrated by the newest facility being built — ongoing expansion of its high-tech production capabilities,” Bendix President and CEO Mike Hawthorne said. “Of equal note are the operation’s team members, men and women who are exceptional at their jobs while also being deeply community-minded. They have helped make Bendix Acuña a valued corporate citizen in both its home community as well as Acuña’s sister city across the U.S. border, Del Rio, TX.”

Bendix Acuña also supports a distribution center in Mexico City that serves South American customers and houses the headquarters of Mexico-based OEM and aftermarket technical sales, training, and support teams. Bendix expanded its Mexican presence further in 2018, opening a new Technology Center in Monterrey. Visit

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