By Adina Moloman
Sources: SEDECO, Honeywell Now
Honeywell’s 2011 portfolio consists in new products and growth particularly at UOP, Process and Building Solutions, and Commercial Aerospace. The corporate attention throughout 2011 was investment in technologies such as Turbo Technologies, Advanced Materials, and ACS products.
Honeywell has an important presence in Mexico with 20 centers with over 14,000 employees, which represents 10% of Honeywell employees worldwide. Particularly in Baja California they are 6 manufacturing centers operating as Mexican Maquiladoras centers and 2 engineering and tests labs. In Baja California there almost half of Mexican Honeywell employees (more than 6,000 employees).
At the beginning of 2012 Honeywell in Mexicali inaugurated a new project which is a new Engineering and Test Lab that will help to evaluate the performance of new turbo charger models.
The investment reaches the number of a US$2.73 million.
This kind of investment could be a reality because of the important role played by Baja California local universities to attract high technology projects.
For instance at the first event launched by the Honeywell Initiative for Science & Engineering (HISE), which is a new global science education program aimed to inspire future scientists and engineers, CETYS Universidad in Mexicali was one of the first academic institution participating.
Actually its first events were at Beihang University (BUAA) in Beijing, China and CETYS Universidad in Mexicali, providing students with direct access to Honeywell technology leaders and Nobel Laureates in physics and chemistry.