$75 million plan will modernize infrastructure
MOBILE, ALA. – Continental Motors Group Ltd. (CMG), an AVIC International Holding (HK) LTD company (HKEX: 232.HK), announced that the foundation work for its new manufacturing facility has started.
Blue Marlin is the code name for a significant investment program that focuses on the future of Continental Motors Group.
It is a multifaceted project that includes building a greenfield manufacturing and office building in Mobile, Alabama—where CMG has based its operations for over 50 years, thus renewing its commitment to the local community and employees.
The new facility will be nearly 275,000 square feet, with the majority being dedicated to advanced engine and parts manufacturing for all Continental Motors Group product lines. It will be populated with brand-new manufacturing equipment and include a special area designated for evaluation of new manufacturing techniques and processes, including additive manufacturing and automation.
Building a new factory is only one part of the $75 million plan to profoundly transform Continental Motors and the way the company designs, manufactures, certifies and supports products.
Modernizing its infrastructure and enhancing its customer and technical support service capabilities around the world allows the CMG teams to provide 24/7 support and assistance in the near future.
A groundbreaking ceremony was held Aug. 22, 2018. Speakers at the event included Rhett Ross, President and CEO of Continental Motors Group. Representatives from the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce, Alabama Department of Commerce, Mobile County Commissioner, Mobile Airport Authority and other organizations were also present.
The factory is set to be completed and in operation in 2020. The construction site is being observed by a time-lapse camera.
Follow the progress of Blue Marlin’s construction at continentalmotors.aero
More information about Continental Motors can be found at continentalmotors.aero