Querétaro, Qro. The Canadian EXFO, a specialist in fiber optic test solutions, will set up an operations center in the Querétaro industrial park, in the state capital; It is investing 150 million pesos in the project, with the hope of generating between 100 and 200 jobs.
The telecommunications company will operate a fiber optic factory and test equipment in the entity, in addition to developing solutions for network operations, for Internet service providers and manufacturers of communications, said the director. general of products at EXFO, David Prosser.
The new investment is preceded by production plants in the UK, China and Taiwan; With the city of Querétaro, the firm is now present in Mexico.
“EXFO has a wide variety of software equipment and services that enable safer and more efficient deployment of fiber optic networks,” he said.
The company expects its hiring to begin in the summer to start operations at the end of the year.
It is estimated that between 25 and 30% of the jobs in the new plant will be engineers, said the Secretary for Sustainable Development (Sedesu), Marco Antonio Del Prete Tercero.
With this project, the entity accumulates 26 investments made during this year, involving a capital of 11,328 million pesos and almost 7,000 new jobs.
The inversion is related to the electrical sector, a lot that through the manufacture of computer equipment, communication, medicine and other equipment produced 3,954 million pesos in this period, from January to April 2022, an annual alza de 5.6 percent.
Until last May, the manufacturing sector of electrical and electronic appliances and accessories generated 7,253 formal jobs in the entity, according to the IMSS.
Regarding state exports, in 2021, the manufacturing sector of computer, communication, measuring and other equipment accounted for 8% of the total value, reports the National Institute of Statistics and Geography ( Inegi).
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