ANN ARBOR, Mich. Affinia Group is more than tripling its warehouse and distribution capacity in Extrema, Minas Gerais, with the building of a new facility located about 62 miles from São Paulo. The facility is scheduled to begin operations this month.
Affinia’s South American subsidiary, Affinia Automotiva, has operated in Extrema since 2005. With this new construction, the Extrema operation is growing from 32,000 square feet to 107,000 square feet. The additional 75,000 square feet will be dedicated to warehouse operations.
“Affinia’s operations in South America are continuing to grow, which makes this expansion of distribution and warehousing crucially important in supporting our customers,” said Terry McCormack, Affinia Group president and CEO. “By continuing to invest in this marketplace, we will keep pace with growing demand.”