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  • Rassini will invest US$62 million in factories
  • Nissan will manufacture a new mini SUV in Aguascalientes
  • Monroe to produce 30% more
  • Philippine firm builds power plant in Nuevo Leon
  • The Mexico's Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit comes to San Diego in March
  • Automotive Industry generates employment opportunities in Guanajuato
  • Good employment opening coming to San Juan del Rio (Queretaro)
  • Manufacturers lure suppliers from other regions
  • Mexico will become auto world power in 2017
  • BorgWarner´s second plant starts up
  • Toyota is about to define its decision to install a new plant in Mexico
  • Magna International opens new plant in Queretaro
  • Mexico seeks for French investment for aerospace and automotive sector
  • GM will invest US$350 million in Coahuila
  • Safran will invest US$15.4 million in Queretaro
  • Cooperation to propel aerospace start ups
  • Volaris already has 51 aircraft
  • Low price of jet fuel allowed VivaAerobus low rates
  • Bancomext, Santander and Aeromexico, awarded for financing aircraft
  • BBB Industries has expanded its operation in Tamaulipas
  • Rassini will invest US$62 million in factories

    This year, the Mexican automaker Rassini, will invest US$62 million in plant maintenance, expansion and product innovation, to cope with the boom in automobile demand. Juan Pablo Sanchez Kanter, the Company´s CFO, said the estimated investment in Capex (investment in capital goods) will be US$35.8 million. US$4.8 million will be targeted to the expansion of a machining line to meet requirements of new contracts, including Audi, and the rest will be for maintenance. Rassini designs and manufactures suspensions and brakes for some OEMs including Audi, General Motors, Ford Motor Co, Fiat Chrysler, Volkswagen AG, Nissan Motor Co. Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corp. In 2014, it reported US$827 million sales. Mr. Sanchez Kanter, explained that the US$24 million invested over the last two years will be evident by the second half of 2015, with the Puebla smelting plant expansion. He said that, with the rise of the automobile industry in Mexico, the main challenge for suppliers lies in the development of technology and engineering to produce with higher quality and better performance at a lower cost.

     


    30/03/2015 | Comments
    Nissan will manufacture a new mini SUV in Aguascalientes

    Nissan modified its Aguascalientes 1 plant to start the assembly of a mini SUV, named the P02F project. Efrain Hernandez, Director of Car Production in Aguascalientes 1, said the company is upgrading some equipment, preparing for this new model, besides its Brazilproject to produce 1000 special units for the Olympics to be held next year in Rio de Janeiro. Herman Morfin, Director of Communications at Nissan, said the company has invested US$1 billion to adequate the production lines in both Aguascalientes 1 and Civac (its Morelos factory). Armando Avila, VP Manufacturing Nissan Mexicana, said the Nissan production base still has the potential to continue growing in Mexico, within its spacious automotive complex. Nissan announced their US$1.3 billion investment in 2014, to produce luxury models in conjunction with Daimler. The same 120 Mexican base suppliers, including Posco and PPG, will prevail.

     


    30/03/2015 | Comments
    Monroe to produce 30% more

    Tenneco expanded its Monroe plant, located in Celaya, Guanajuato, with a US$9.1 million investment, which will increase by 30% the shock absorber production (almost 2 million pieces per year). The company is the leading manufacturer of shock absorbers and struts in North America. The expansion will create up to 150 new jobs, adding them to a payroll of 807 employees. Mike Seurynck, Vice President and General Manager of Tenneco said that their expansion in Celaya is part of the global leadership strategy to improve costs and competitiveness. Efren Gutierrez Torres, Celaya plant´s Manager remarked: "We had a total expansion of 8,000 square meters in our warehouse of components, finished product warehouse, new offices, new metrology lab, tool shop, maintenance area, mainly."

     


    30/03/2015 | Comments
    Philippine firm builds power plant in Nuevo Leon

    The Wärtsila Power Plants Company will develop a power plant, with 139-megawatt capacity, which will be fueled with natural gas. This plant will operate with fast-response technology, improving the entire network performance. “The flexible power generation is specially needed to meet the peak demand and balance the contribution of wind and solar power. This way, fuel is saved, the electricity prices for consumers is reduced and carbon dioxide emissions are decreased”, pointed out Markus Pietikäinen, Wärtsila Power Plants Vice President in America. This installation is type Smart Power Generation and it will have seven Wärtsila 50SG units, the largest gas engine in the world. These engines are started up and providing full power output in less than five minutes. With the objective of increasing even more its efficiency, the plant in Monterrey, will also include a combined cycle with a steam turbine. Wärtsila has 58-gigawatts power, and it is installed in 175 countries around the world. The firm´s owner is Energia del Caribe S. A.

    “The flexible power generation is specially needed to meet the peak demand and balance the contribution of wind and solar power. This way, fuel is saved, the electricity prices for consumers is reduced and carbon dioxide emissions are decreased”, pointed out Markus Pietikäinen, Wärtsila Power Plants Vice President in America. This installation is type Smart Power Generation and it will have seven Wärtsila 50SG units, the largest gas engine in the world. These engines are started up and providing full power output in less than five minutes. With the objective of increasing even more its efficiency, the plant in Monterrey, will also include a combined cycle with a steam turbine. Wärtsila has 58-gigawatts power, and it is installed in 175 countries around the world. The firm´s owner is Energia del Caribe S. A.

     


    30/03/2015 | Comments
    Manufacturers lure suppliers from other regions

    Cuprum, the manufacturer and distributor of metal and aluminum based in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, recently opened a new plant in Juarez City, Chihuahua. The creation of 60 to 100 direct jobs to begin operations in this factory is prospected, mentioned Cuprum Metals & Laminate, a 60-year market experience company. The Monterrey plant has branches in Mexico City, Guadalajara, Torreon, Chihuahua and Queretaro. Its main customers are metals retailers and manufacturing firms, especially auto parts´. Since last year, the maquiladora sector in Ciudad Juarez has been experiencing exponential growth, breaking job creation records and 2015 started with the same momentum, as the occupancy of industrial shells keeps increasing, more plants are being built, and more companies become interested in setting in Juarez.

     


    26/03/2015 | Comments