The LEGO Group is continuing to grow — this time with its Monterrey, Mexico factory. The company plans to add a new packing building, warehouse extension, and a number of other facilities to the location, with a total of more than 60,000 square feet of new operational space.
The Monterrey factory employs more than 5,000 people, with 900 more jobs expected to be added throughout the expansion period. It is one of three LEGO factories that can perform all steps included in the manufacturing and packaging process, with everything from molding LEGO elements to packing LEGO boxes.
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.
With solar panels and a water treatment plant, the Monterrey factory expansion aims to align with The LEGO Group’s sustainability goals, including a commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 37% by 2032. The water treatment plant will reuse water each month, in an effort to alleviate some of the region’s issues with drought.
Work on the Monterrey factory’s expansion is already underway and expected to be complete in 2025. The factory saw a previous expansion start in August of last year, which included a molding hall, a processing facility, and a fully automated high-bay warehouse. The LEGO Group also recently announced plans to expand its factory in Nyíregyháza, Hungary, also finishing in 2025, indicating the brand’s growth across the globe.