Lego Group is adding capacity at its manufacturing facility in Monterrey, Mexico, the Danish toymaker's largest.
In a Nov. 14 news release it said it will invest $205 million and add 17 product lines to the 51 it already operates by the end of 2025.
The Billund-based company plans to take on 900 more workers. Some 5,000 are already employed at the facility. The factory covers 275,000 square meters and will increase in size to 334,00 square meters.
The factory is one of three where Lego not only molds and packages plastics bricks but also performs every other aspect of the production process, the company said.
Lego also is building a new molding facility near Richmond, Va.
The expansion also supports Lego's sustainability goals, including the company's commitment to reduce carbon emissions by 37 percent by 2032. In addition to the solar panels already installed on existing buildings, the company installed a water treatment plant this year to reduce the factory's water consumption. The plant is expected to reuse a total of 6,500 cubic meters of water each month by February 2024.