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Suppliers warn multiplying effect by Ford layoffs in Hermosillo
More than 10,000 jobs could be lost due to the cancellation of one shift at the Ford Stamping and Assembly Plant in Hermosillo, Sonora, and not just 600 as the union said, according to local media citing automotive suppliers. By canceling the night shift, companies that manufacture supplies for For...
Kia Nuevo Leon plant to end 2017 with record production, exports to 60 countries
South Korean automaker Kia expects to close the year at its Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon plant, with a production of 250,000 units, more than double the 111,000 it produced during the eight months it operated in 2016, the year in which it began producing vehicles. The company also expects to end 2017 expo...
BMW completes Data Center and Body Shop at new Mexican plant
A couple weeks after the Training Center of the new BMW plant was inaugurated, the Data Center became operational while the Body Shop is now in the tooling process, local media reported. The Data Center hosts 3,000 servers, the most for a facility of the German automaker so far. Meanwhile, 45 robot...
Volkswagen production in Mexico hike 12% in October; exports up 15%
From January through October 2017, German automaker Volkswagen built in Mexico 405,454 vehicles, a 16.3% increase compared to the 348,594 units manufactured during the same ten-month period of 2016, according to data from the Mexican Automotive Industry Association (AMIA). The company exported 324,...
Nissan leads as Mexico’s largest auto producer; GM outperforms it in exports
From January through October 2017, Nissan built 724,268 vehicles at its three assembly plants in the country, consolidating its status as the leader automaker in Mexico, followed by General Motors with 649,294 units manufactured also at three plants, and FCA Mexico with 532,593 vehicles built at two...