Ethanol will reduce gasoline costs in Chihuahua
    The director of U.S. Grains Council Mexico, Ryan LeGrand, assured that the approximately 542 service stations in Chihuahua will be able to sell gasoline with 10 percent ethanol, for automobiles.   "Ethanol could be imported from the United States to sell at the stations of the entity, whi...
10 investment projects were cancelled in Matamoros
MATAMOROS – The outlook for Matamoros in terms of industry happens to be a little bit unfortunate; besides of the economic problems that have been generated in this region after strikes, there is no peace or job stability, said the president of Asociación de Maquiladoras (INDEX), Rosalinda Torres...
ABC Group has set up its new plant in Coahuila
The Canadian automotive supplier, ABC Group, made official its arrival in Coahuila as it inaugurated its facilities in the southeastern region of the state. Parque Industrial FINSA will serve as the plant’s headquarters, where the Canadian capital group invested US$30 million. ABC Group estimate...
ALT Technologies inaugurates plant in Chihuahua
Chihuahua’s governor, Javier Corral, led the inauguration of the ALT Technologies plant in the state's capital. ALT Technologies, of Dutch origin, belongs to the automotive industry, started operations with an investment of US$3 million and generated 98 direct jobs. The company, which is located ...
Border closure could have adverse effects on WV automotive industry
U.S. – As President Donald Trump continues to consider closing the United States’ border with Mexico, West Virginia business owners and industry advocates worry about the effect it could have on the state’s automotive sector. Mexico is West Virginia’s 11th-largest trading partner based on d...
Border delays costing estimated US$800 million at day
MEXICO – Delays at the Mexico-United States border are costing Mexican exporters US$800 million at day, according to the president of Confederación de Cámaras Industriales (Concamin). Thousands of trucks have faced long wait times at several ports of entry to the United States since early last ...
California suspends construction of high-speed train
California Governor Gavin Newsom announced his intention to suspend construction of the high-speed rail line between Los Angeles and San Francisco. However, the suspension of the project is not total, since the governor indicated that the construction of a section of the line will be maintained, wh...
Chihuahua aims to attract a foreign electric vehicles plant
During a meeting in Mexico City, the governor of Chihuahua, Javier Corral, explained to representatives of the Asociacion Mexicana de la Industria Automotriz (AMIA) his intentions to set up a new corridor for the installation of companies in the sector and, especially, to attract an automotive compa...
Chihuahua produces 10 million rims per year
CHIHUAHUA – Chihuahua occupies the first position in the production of aluminum rims, only Superior Industries produces more than 10 million rims per year in this entity. This corporation has become the largest supplier of aluminum wheels in the North American market for important companies such...
Coahuila's automotive industry is one of the most productive.
During 2018, both Coahuila and Mexico’s automotive industry in general maintained their levels in terms of production and cars exports despite the renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). According to numbers provided by Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Geografía (IN...
Compass Made goes to Puerto Palomas
CHIHUAHUA – After 14 years of remaining without industrial activity, the first maquila was inaugurated in Puerto Palomas, Chihuahua. It is Compass Made, a North American capital company dedicated to the manufacture of automotive harnesses that earmarked US$80,000 for this plant. Carlos Apodaca, m...
Delays at U.S.-Mexico border causing backlogs for automotive industry
CIUDAD JUAREZ – Long delays at the U.S.-Mexico border crossing for goods destined for American plants and consumers are hitting the U.S. auto industry, and the gridlock reduced by half the number of northbound trucks that crossed the entry point last week. Washington's decision to move some 750 a...
Elektrokontakt opens US$24 million plant in Coahuila
With an investment of US$24 million, the automotive company Elektrokontakt inaugurated a plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila, their fourth fully-functioning plant in Mexico. The company’s facilities were built at the Parque Industrial Amistad. Vice president of Operations for Mexico, Luis Carrasco,...
Exxon and Chevron report solid progress
MEXICO – The main U.S. oil companies, ExxonMobil and Chevron, closed 2018 with strong profits, despite last year's volatility in crude oil prices. Chevron closed the year with a profit of US$14.824 billion, 61% more than in 2017. Meanwhile, ExxonMobil ended 2018 with net profits of US$20.840 mill...
Exxon Mobil to open 34 gas stations in Nuevo Leon
The United States-based Exxon Mobil will open 34 service stations under the Mobil brand in Nuevo Leon, as part of its growth strategy within the country. The company said in a statement that the new service stations will be operated by Grupo Orsan, which will be supplied with the Synergy gasoline an...
Ford Engine Plant in Chihuahua Is Among Most Competitive
The production of Ford engines in Mexico started in 1983 when the company opened a facility in the city of Chihuahua. The growth of this plant has been gradual, and at this moment, it has 247 acres of land and 732,000 square feet of construction where more than 1,580 employees are working to manufac...
Ford will move the production of its van “Transit Connect” to Sonora
 SONORA – The next generation of the van “Transit Connect” will be produced in the Mexican plant of Ford in Hermosillo, Sonora. This decision was made in order to comply with the regional content of the new United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) and to promote the benefits that th...
General Motors Ramos Arizpe to expand production line
The American company settled in Mexico, General Motors, is preparing to resume two daily shifts in the production line of its Ramos Arizpe plant in Coahuila, after six months of operating merely one shift. The execution of this dynamic will bring in employment to 300 new workers. The goal the GM Ra...
GM plans $1.8 billion U.S. investment
U.S.A – General Motors Co. committed to investing US$1.8 billion at plants in six states and to creating 700 new jobs, as the largest U.S. automaker looks to ward off months of criticism by President Donald Trump. The bulk of the new jobs will go to a factory in Michigan where GM plans to add pr...
GM to assemble its Chevrolet Equinox in Ramos Arizpe
The Ramos Arizpe General Motors complex, in Coahuila, will start assembling the second generation of its Equinox utility vehicle, by mid-January 2017 and the necessary adjustments to the production line are being made to this effect, informed the firm. ...



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