Saltillo South Engine Plant

Carretera Derramadero Km. 1.5 , Saltillo, Coahuila, Mexico

Floor Space: 761,009 square feet

Acreage: 132 acres

  • 3.6-liter (V-6) Pentastar Upgrade Engine for Jeep® Grand Cherokee and Chrysler Pacifica
  • 3.6-liter (V-6) Pentastar for Chrysler 300, Dodge Charger, Dodge Challenger, Dodge Durango, Chrysler Grand Caravan, Jeep Wrangler, Jeep Wrangler Unlimited and Ram 1500
  • 3.6-liter (V-6) Pentastar PHEV for Chrysler Pacifica Hybrid
Employment: 1,226 (1,087 hourly; 139 salaried) on three crews

Union Local: Sindicato Nacional de Trabajadores de la Industria Automotriz Integrada, Similares y Conexos de la República Mexicana (SNTIASCRM); National Union of Integrated Automotive and Allied Industries of Mexico

Plant History: The plant was inaugurated on October 29, 2010, by Mexican President Felipe Calderón Hinojosa. The Pentastar engine is also produced at the Company's Trenton South Engine Plant (Mich.), which began production in early 2010, and the Mack Avenue Engine Plant (Detroit), which launched in January 2014.

World Class Manufacturing Accomplishments
In November 2016, Saltillo South was awarded silver status for its efforts in implementing World Class Manufacturing (WCM), becoming the first facility in Mexico and fourth in North America to receive this designation. The silver award comes a year after earning its bronze status in July 2015. WCM is a methodology that focuses on eliminating waste, increasing productivity, and improving quality and safety in a systematic and organized way. It engages the workforce to provide and implement suggestions on how to improve their jobs and their plants, promoting a sense of ownership.

(Updated: January 2022)

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