Mexico has played an important role in Honeywell's globalization initiative over the past decade, greatly expanding the company's manufacturing base and shared services operations. The country is making a big contribution to the company's success with its increasing domestic sales, exports and the production of aerospace, automation and control, and turbocharger products.
Honeywell first began operations in Mexico City on April 16, 1947. Today, all four strategic business groups are operating in Mexico with 14,691 employees (as of March 2012), 14 facilities and five offices located in Baja California, Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, San Luis Potosi and Mexico City. Honeywell's Mexicali Research & Technology Center in Baja California is a good example of the innovation and intellectual capabilities available in Mexico. This systems integration lab employs 350 people engaged in the design, engineering and testing of components for aircraft systems.
The Honeywell Operating System (HOS) has been implemented in 84 percent of operations in Mexico at Bronze status or better. Honeywell Security Group (HSG) and Honeywell Life Safety (HLS) each have HOS Silver-certified plants in Ciudad Juarez. Additionally, the facilities in Chihuahua have been recognized as a Center of Excellence in the area of advanced precision mechanics for commercial and military aircraft engines.