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BRP spending $55M to build third manufacturing plant in Mexico

495,000 square-foot facility will create up to 900 permanent jobs.

May 6, 2014   by PLANT STAFF

VALCOURT, Que. — BRP Inc. is investing $55 million to build a new manufacturing facility in Juárez, Mexico to expand its Can-Am product offering and meet future demand in off-road segments.

The new 495,000 square-foot facility will create up to 900 permanent jobs.

The company says its previously issued guidance for fiscal year 2015 capital expenditure remains unchanged from $165 million to $175 million.

“The off-road industry is strong and growing fast and our Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles continue to make inroads in the market place. We are investing in a new facility to meet future demand and in expectation of entering new ORV segments,” said José Boisjoli, BRP’s CEO. “This investment will also provide us with space for the potential insourcing of certain operations, and will bring logistics closer to our manufacturing operations.”

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Construction is expected to start in the coming months and the project is scheduled for completion by the end of 2017.

will start in the upcoming months and the manufacturing operations are expected to begin by the end of 2015. This project is expected to be completed by the end of 2017.

The facility will be BRP’s third in Mexico, where it has been manufacturing its products since 2001.

BRP is a manufacturer of powersports vehicles and propulsion systems, including Ski-Doo and Lynx snowmobiles, Sea-Doo watercraft, Can-Am all-terrain and side-by-side vehicles, Can-Am Spyder roadsters, Evinrude and Rotax marine propulsion systems as well as Rotax engines for karts, motorcycles and recreational aircraft. The company employs 4,900 workers outside Mexico, including 2,800 in Canada and 2,100 in Austria, the US and Finland.


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