Bourns Automotive Division Expands Mexican Manufacturing Plant

RIVERSIDE, Calif., February 29, 2012 – Bourns, Inc., a leading manufacturer and supplier of electronic components, announced today that its Automotive Division has expanded its production facility in Chihuahua, Mexico. The 22,000 square feet manufacturing floor space extension will be used for the production of automotive position, speed and torque sensors that Bourns sells to a growing list of automotive customers.

“The expansion of this plant strengthens Bourns’ leadership role in sensor manufacturing and in the automotive industry by providing an increased product offering and enhanced customer service,” said Sergio Valencia, plant manager at Bourns’ Chihuahua plant. “Building on 65 years of growth, Bourns is continuing to expand through acquisitions, the opening of new facilities and the enlargement of current manufacturing plants.  This enables Bourns to maintain its leading position in the design and manufacture of electronic components for a variety of markets including automotive, telecommunications, computer, industrial and numerous other market segments.”

About Bourns Automotive Products
For decades, Bourns Automotive Division has played a leading role in the design, development and manufacturing of potentiometers and position sensors for automotive products. The company develops and designs an extensive range of customized automotive position, speed and torque sensors. Bourns’ research and development efforts combined with close collaboration with customers helps ensure that products meet the highest standards set for the automotive industry. Bourns utilizes state-of-the-art development software and world-class production methods which, provides innovative and cost-effective solutions for a large variety of automotive applications.

About Bourns
Bourns, Inc. is a leading manufacturer and supplier of automotive sensors, circuit protection solutions, magnetic products, microelectronic modules, trimming and precision potentiometers, panel controls and encoders and resistive products.  Headquartered in Riverside, CA, Bourns serves a broad range of markets, including telecommunications, computer, industrial, instrumentation, automotive, consumer, non-critical life support medical, audio and various other market segments. Bourns® products are manufactured according to ISO-9000 and ISO 14001 standards under Six Sigma quality programs. Bourns® automotive products are manufactured in accordance with the TS16949 standard. Additional company and product information is available at the company’s website at http://www.bourns.com/.

Bourns® and the Bourns logo are registered trademarks of Bourns, Inc. and may be used only with the permission of Bourns and proper acknowledgement. Other listed names and brands are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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