Gulfstream Supports Engineering Development at Mexico's CETYS University
Mexicali – The Company Gulfstream Aerospace will collaborate with Cetys University, Mexico, with the construction of an Auditory for multiple uses, which will be part of the new Center of Excellence in Innovation and Design (CEID). The building will be named “Auditorium Gulfstream” and will be part of Campus Mexicali installations.
Gulfstream and CETYS University maintain a stretch bond that is looking to impulse the development of future professionals in the aviation field. Gulfstream is offering learning practices and developing opportunities in their installations to the students, where there are more than 100 collaborators producing harnesses, assemble and sub assemble for executive planes of big cockpit.
The building is prospected to be 6500m2 of construction and will be finalized in June 2015. The Auditorium will have avant-garde installations and equipment for academic and research projects, with a capacity of 1,565 students from engineering and master’s degree programs.
The Center of Excellence in Innovation and Design will promote the interaction between the groups of learning in engineering, where students and teachers and the industry will participate in academic activities and projects approaching the development of key processes in engineering and the strengthen of the capacity of the industrial sector of that region.
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Positive commercial balance for Airspace Industry in Mexico
Mexico City - In 2013, the commercial balance of the Airspace Industry in Mexico went up to a US$1 thousand million for the first time. In 2014, it grew on a 39.6% more than last year.
Is the first time in the history of tat sector in Mexico to reach US$1 thousand million of the positive balance on favor when it registered US$1.041 million, mentions Luis Lizcano, director of the Airspace Industry Mexican Federation.
Last year the airspace industry registered US$5,463 million of exports, a growth of 9% in relation to 2012. While in importations it was registered US$4.412 million.
This is because there is a major integration of the supplier chain in Mexico, since more and more companies are being able to get certified, says Lizcano.
For 2015, this industry, is estimated to reach an amount of US$7,500 million on exportation and generate 52 thousand jobs.
Currently in Mexico are 272 companies in 18 states generating 43 thousand occupations.
From that, 70% is dedicated to parts manufacture, 11% to repairs and maintenance, and 10% to engineering and design.
First Korean investment in energy
With an investment for US$443 million, Korean businessmen and officers from all three levels of government inaugurated yesterday “El Encino” 28 North 2 Combined Cycle Power Plant, with potential to generate 433 megawatts/hour and the creation of 60 permanent direct jobs.
The plant, located on Kilometer 198 of Delicias Highway, was financed by KST Electric Power Company in an alliance with Samsung and Tecnhnit and it is the first investment in the electric power generation sector made by Korean businessmen in Mexico, Ambassador Seong Hoa Hong pointed-out.
In his speech, the Korean Ambassador stressed the fact that investors from his country want to take advantage of the opportunities to participate in the sector opened by the Energy Reform.
He said he was pleased that after 2.5 years this new plant finally starts operating to be linked to the network from the state-run power generation and distribution company, Comision Federal de Electricidad (CFE) and will support development at the region.
He said that the commercial and industrial relationship between Korea and Mexico is stronger by the day, and Mexico is now Korea’s sixth trade partner.
He spoke about the interest shown by KST, Samsung and Techiat to take the investment advantages offered by the Energy Reform in Mexico.
He added that there are currently Korean investors participating in 39 electric power generation and nuclear energy projects at 22 countries.
Audi will build a logistics park
Audi will start in mid May the construction of a logistics park, near the site where they are raising their plant, at San Jose Chiapa. 20 auto parts suppliers will establish at the park, generating around 10,000 direct jobs.
The above was informed by the Minister of Competitiveness, Labor and Economic Development, (Secotrade), Antonio Gali Lopez, who mention that this factories zone will be installed on a 60 hectares plot of land, though he would not disclose the amount to be invested.
The 20 companies will be Tier 1 suppliers required by Audi for their premium production; these companies are expected to arrive from Europe and the United States.
Gali Lopez assured that the companies will receive support for proceedings required by municipal authorities or other government agencies.
The capital for the works will be covered in full by the German company, which will soon invite construction companies to bid for the development of this project.
Nissan will assemble Mercedes cars in Mexico
Nissan will assemble in Mexico the new generation of Mercedes GLA SUV’s and related models, together with their own Infiniti automobiles, sources familiar with the subject declared last Tuesday.
Daimler’s Mercedes and Nissan’s Infiniti are planning to join their development of compact cars to cut-down costs, allow the expansion of the German assembler in North America and expand Infiniti offer, the sources, who asked to remain anonymous, said.
The draft agreement, reinforcing relations between Daimler and the Renault-Nissan alliance, is expected to be submitted to Daimler’s board of directors next April, to start the joint manufacture late in 2017.