Although Huf Mexico officially started operations in 2008, the story goes back to the year 2000. At that time, Huf North America needed a representative at a German car manufacturer's Mexican site to work on a project for a vehicle platform of this customer. Luis Morales (now Head of Planning & Support for Testing, Prototypes and Simulation at Huf Mexico) was chosen for this position as Resident Engineer. Given the increasing demand for Huf products by several well-known vehicle manufacturers, the automotive supplier decided to build a complete plant in Mexico in 2006.
"Employee number one" at the time was Luis Morales. "In 2008, we started with twelve employees in a rented building using production lines from the Huf site in Greeneville in the US state of Tennessee. One year later, we moved to the current site," he recalls.
Automotive supplier Huf employs highly skilled workforce in Puebla
Puebla is located in the center of Mexico. With a population of over 1.5 million, it is the country's fourth largest city. Since the construction of Mexico's first VW plant in 1964, the region has developed into a big automotive cluster as the OEM's main automotive suppliers quickly settled around the metropolis.