Voestalpine opens US$ 30 million cold stamping plant in Aguascalientes
Austrian manufacturer Voestalpine AG recently started operations in a new cold stamping production site in Aguascalientes, central Mexico.  Voestalpine Automotive Components Aguascalientes S.R.L. is a US$ 30 million just-in-time (JIT) location focused on assembled, complex modules with high added ...
Mexican utility company EnerAB orders 85 wind turbines from Vestas
Danish wind turbines manufacturer Vestas announced that EnerAB, a joint venture between Virginia-based AES Corporation and Mexico’s Grupo BAL, has placed a 306 MW order for the Mesa la Paz wind park that derives from a corporate power purchase agreement (PPA).  The order includes the supply and ...
Auto tariffs would kill 157,000 jobs in the US, says study
Should the Administration of President Donald Trump to impose a 25% tariff on imported cars for reasons of national security, it would cause a loss of 157,000 net jobs in the United States, according to a study by The Trade Partnership (PDF). "We find that the tariffs would have a very small posit...
BMW tests prototypes of next-gen 3 Series sedan it will build in Mexico
As the San Luis Potosi plant is being finished, BMW is at the final stages of road-testing the 2019 3 Series. Several specialized news outlets have posted images of the unit rolling in the streets of Germany with light camouflage and its definitive production body. Some media reports say the next-g...
IAC Group builds a new plant in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon
International Automotive Components (IAC) Group, a Tier 1 supplier of interior components, broke ground to build a production facility in Santa Catarina, Nuevo Leon. The ceremony took place on May 31 at the FINSA industrial park. The company plans to open more than 950 job positions in order to sta...

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