Manufacturing News

Mexican auto production surpasses 1.5-million-units milestone in five months
Auto plants established in Mexico built 327,832 vehicles and exported 257,736 of those units during May, the figures represented hikes of 17.3% and 13.9% respectively, according to data from the Mexican Auto Industry Association (AMIA). Year-to-date production for the first five months of 2017 tota...
Ford to increase summer production in several plants, including its Chihuahua facility
Ford Motor Company, announced plans to shorten the traditional two-week summer shutdown at its Louisville Assembly Plant to build more than 8,500 additional Lincoln MKC and Ford Escape SUVs there. The measure also will apply to several component plants, including an engine production facility locat...
PPG Industries completes sale of plasterboard plant in Queretaro
PPG Industries announced it has wrapped up the sale of the assets of its Mexico-based Plaka plasterboard and cement-board business to Knauf International GmbH. Financial terms of the deal were not divulged. PPG Industries acquired the Plaka business in 2014 as part of its buyout of leading Mexican ...
Plans for a Digital Manufacturing center in Queretaro
Queretaro's Technology University (UTEQ) is planning to set up a Regional Digital Manufacturing Center, to integrate projects for the development of the industry 4.0 and embedded software. This project requires investment valued at US$2.9 million. Jose Carlos Arredondo, principal of UTEQ, explained ...
Faurecia expands plant in Puebla
French firm Faurecia, a manufacturer of seats, steering wheels and other automotive components, recently inaugurated the expansion of its plant in Huejotzingo, Puebla, with investment valued at US$32.4 million, expecting to generate 600 jobs this year. Juan Farias, Vice President of Interiors for th...