Monterrey, Mexico – The LEGO Group announced it is expanding its factory in Monterrey, Mexico, creating additional packing and warehousing capacity that sets the company up for long-term growth in the Americas.
Carsten Rasmussen, Chief Operating Officer at the LEGO Group said: “Our factory in Monterrey is the largest LEGO manufacturing facility in the world and plays a vital role in our global network. Our continued investment is part of the company’s strategy to locate production facilities close to our major markets, allowing us to respond to shifts in local demand, shorten the supply chain, and reduce our environmental impact.”
The expansion will include a new packing building, a warehouse extension, and other miscellaneous facilities, adding a total of 59,000 m2 of operational space to the current site. The Monterrey factory currently employs more than 5,000 people, with an additional 900 expected to be added over the course of the expansion.
Work on the expansion has commenced and is expected to be completed in 2025.
Nancy Sanchez, General Manager of LEGO factory Monterrey and Senior Vice President at the LEGO Group said: “We are thrilled to announce this latest expansion. Fifteen years after opening, we continue to invest in our facilities in Monterrey – and in turn, are able to bring in even more incredibly skilled colleagues thanks to a strong labour market and talent pool. We’re thankful for the continued support of Monterrey and Nuevo Leon.”
Render of the new expansion
The factory expansions are designed to support the LEGO Group’s sustainability ambitions, including the company’s commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2032*. In addition to the solar panels already installed on existing buildings, the company installed a water treatment plant this year to reduce the factory’s water consumption, thereby supporting the region’s severe drought. The plant is expected to reuse a total of 6,500 m3 of water each month by February 2024.
The LEGO Group previously opened a 33,850 m² expansion at its factory in August 2022, which included a new fully automated high-bay warehouse, moulding hall and processing facility.
The Monterrey factory is one of three of the LEGO Group’s factories which performs all aspects of the manufacturing and packaging of LEGO products, including moulding LEGO elements, element processing and decoration and packing LEGO boxes.