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...
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 ...
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...
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...
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 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. ...
Heil delivers tanks to Sedena in El Paso and Juarez
JUÁREZ, CHIH – Heil Trailer, has delivered 50 units so far and in the next two weeks will deliver the other 50 to complete the order for 100 aluminum tanks of 43,000 liters made by the Federal Government. "The contract has already been signed and we are already working on the delivery of the t...
Infineon Techonologies reafirms its presence in Tijuana
The German company Infineon Technologies announced an investment of US$40 million dollars for the expansion of its plant in Tijuana, Baja California. The company, also known as Rectificadores Internacionales, has had a presence in Tijuana for 17 years and they mainly manufacture semiconductors for ...
KIA Motors Mexico donates vehicles to engineering schools in Nuevo Leon
With the aim of contributing to the training of future professionals, technicians and specialized operators in the automotive industry, KIA Motors Mexico donated 15 units of its Optima model to the Colegio Nacional para la Educacion Profesional Tecnica (CONALEP), as well as the Facultad de Ingenieri...
Kia prospects to export to 65 countries from Nuevo Leon
The Kia plant, in Pesqueria, Nuevo Leon, expects to export to 65 countries in Latin America, Middle East and Africa, by the end of 2017, underscored Horacio Chavez, General Director of the firm in Mexico. Last year, this plant started operations in April and by the end of December it had produced 10...
Laguna Automotive Cluster, optimistic for 2018
The Laguna Automotive Cluster (which groups together the cities of Torreon and Gomez Palacio) is seeing an optimistic outlook for this sector in 2018, even though the annual production growth was 4.5% from January through November this year, and general sales dropped by 8.5 %. Exportation went up by...
Mexico joins ISTMA
Mexico was formally recognized as an ISTMA member in October 2018. The Asociacion Mexicana de Manufactura de Moldes y Troqueles (AMMMT), based in the city of Queretaro, has been acknowledged as the newest ISTMA member. AMMMT was founded in 2014 and is the sole nationwide organization in die and m...
New Equinox brings benefits to Coahuila
The production kick start of the new version of the Chevrolet Equinox, at the General Motors Ramos Arizpe plant, is bringing about employment, economic inflow and certainty to the South Eastern Region of Coahuila. Jorge Tafich Martinez, President of CANACO Saltillo, comments that GM has prospects of...



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