Manufacturing News

Sales of heavy trucks fall for third month in a row during November
The National Association of Producers of Buses, Trucks and Tractor Trucks (ANPACT) reported that wholesale sales of heavy commercial vehicles fell 32.1% during November, compared to the same month of 2016, totaling 3,226 units sold. Retail sales also recorded a decline of 18.2% with 3,750 units deli...
Report: Ford plans to shift production of Fusion sedan to China
Ford Motor Co plans to shift production of midsize Fusion and Mondeo sedans out of Mexico and Spain, respectively, in 2020 and move it to China, Reuters reported today citing three inner sources. While Ford didn’t deny its intentions to shift production to China, the company said there’s no pla...
Sika AG acquires roofing solutions business from Grupo Industrial Alce
Sika AG, the Swiss specialty chemical company for building and automotive industries, has agreed to acquire certain assets of Grupo Industrial Alce, a producer of building materials in Mexico. As result, Sika will extend its range of solutions for roofing and waterproofing customers, and further exp...
Volkswagen production volume in Puebla hikes 15% through November
Last November, production volume at Volkswagen Puebla assembly plant decreased 15% to 34,718 vehicles as the facility lowered output of the Jetta’s outgoing version and started test runs for the model's next generation. Despite the setback, VW’s production in Puebla saw a 13% increase from Janu...
Volkswagen begins production of the next-gen Jetta in Puebla
Last week, Volkswagen put an end to the production of the Jetta A6 (known in Mexico as Jetta Bicentenario) at the assembly plant in Puebla, where the test runs for the next generation of the model, the A7, began two weeks ago.  Factory workers revealed to local media that during the previous two w...