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Telecommunications Giant Marks Start of Mexico Facility

TLAXCALA, MEXICO – BRPH, an international architectural, engineering design and construction services firm, joined officials today from German automotive and telecommunications manufacturer, Kathrein, as the official start to a 130,000 SF Antennae Production Facility was celebrated in Tlaxcala, Mexico.

This is the first production facility in the country for the telecommunications firm.

BRPH will perform full architectural and engineering design services for the facility including a full process throughput analysis and equipment utilities layout. BRPH Construction Services is also partnering on the project and will provide complete development and program management.

The international firm engaged BRPH early in the decision making process to provide due diligence in vetting the overall feasibility of multiple locations across North America. After researching site considerations, local workforce programs, education capacities of local institutions and overall business climate analysis, we helped the company build the case that the Tlaxcala site was the right choice for their new facility. In addition to site considerations, our team also provided planning, cost estimating and scheduling services for the entire process as well as tooling assistance.

“The international firm engaged BRPH early in the decision making process to provide due diligence in vetting the overall feasibility of multiple locations across North America.”

Kathrein develops, manufactures and markets a wide range of mobile antenna systems and electronic components. With 22 plants worldwide, its main customers are in the telecommunications and automotive industry including Ericson, Audi, Volkswagen and BMW.

The company plans to initially invest $35 million and create 350 jobs, numbers that are expected to grow as production comes online.

The design and program management phases have already started and building completion is expected in 2015.

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