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Bulletin 717 - Friday, June 26, 2015

New auto part factory to open soon in Coahuila

Coahuila's Governor Ruben Moreira Valdez announced the arrival of the Remy Plant to the municipality of Piedras Negras, with a US$56 million investment. The firm, engaged in auto parts manufacturing, will generate 1,500 new jobs, totaling 2,800 employments and will be installed in a 63 thousand square meters construction. Mr. Moreira pointed out that the investment is made in a very dynamic region, with political and social stability and where financial stability will be offered to many families.

Source: Cluster Industrial

Teleflex's will invest in Chihuahua

The Governor of the State, Cesar Duarte announced an investment of almost US$80 million for the Teleflex's plants in Chihuahua, during the inauguration of the corporate’s third industrial building called “La Cantera”, which had an investment of US$29.2 million and will hire 400 people. Its location is in Las Americas Industrial Park, joining the two other company's buildings, thus contributing to its global sourcing capabilities and leadership in the medical devices for critical care, urology and surgery markets. The total investment of the company in Chihuahua is US$79.75 million, with an installed capacity of 315,240 feet and 1,137 employees.

Source: Monitor Economico

Automaker will invest in Zacatecas to expand its production

Akira Nakagawa, President of the Japanese company Koide Kokan, said that Zacatecas is a highly productive State, with skilled workforce and excellent business atmosphere for investments; for this reason, the company will expand its operations within the State over the next few weeks. US$12.5 million will be invested and 120 jobs will be created. "Factory workers will travel from Zacatecas to Italy for training on the usage of new machinery", said Mr. Nakagawa. The company currently has two buildings of 2,500 square meters each. New facilities of six thousand square meters will be built to complement this expansion.

Source: El Sol de Mxico

Chinese firm will invest in Chihuahua

Governor Cesar Duarte reported that the announcement of a US$900 million investment project for the mining sector by a Chinese company will be made official soon, in the city of Parral. This investment will further strengthen the mining industry in the south of the state, a region that has been characterized by this sector's boom. The governor acknowledged that the project has been consolidated and in a few days, executives of the mining company and the Government of the State itself, will officially disclose this new investment.


Neapco to open new factory in Coahuila

The company Neapco Group of Mexico, a manufacturer of accessories and components for the automotive industry, revealed that US$84.6 million have been assigned to build a factory in the Industrial Park Mencorsa in Saltillo. The Company is expected to generate 445 direct jobs within the next five years. The plant will be located in a 98,739 square meters area and it will begin operating in 2016, manufacturing and assembling automotive power transmission components. Coahuila is Mexico’s largest auto parts producer, contributing 18.2% of the domestic output, according to the National Auto parts Industry Association (INA).

Source: El Economista

The Audi plant in Puebla is almost ready

The construction of the Audi's plant in San Jose Chiapa, in Puebla, is almost finished and ready to start producing the next generation of its model Q5, from 2016 on. To this end, the firm will invest about US$880 million in its facilities, where 3,800 employees will be working, and by 2017, the production is expected to reach a capacity of 150 thousand units of the Q5 model. The Audi's plant in Mexico is the company's most modern production center, and its painting shop is the most environmentally-friendly unit in the Americas.

Source: Manufactura

Korean company inaugurated in Coahuila

The Governor Ruben Moreira Valdez announced an investment by the Korean Company Dong Yang Piston of Mexico for US$50 million, which totaled about US$6 billion captured from over 90 projects made during his administration, which generated 100 000 new jobs. The company will begin operations next November in the "SERVER" Industrial Park in the municipality of Arteaga, on an 40 thousand square meters area, with 12 000 of constructed area. Initially, it will employ 50 people, but the goal is to have 300 highly trained workers within a maximum period of five years. Moreover, Antonio Gutierrez Jardón, Secretary of Economic Development and Tourism Competitiveness (SEDECT), stressed that 10 companies from Korea will arrive to Coahuila, as a result of the promotional tours that the Governor made in recent months.

Source: Vanguardia

Mexico could use tidal energy

Mexico has major potential to develop wave power technologies from its Pacific Ocean shoreline. The Finnish Company AW-Energy WaveRoller, is currently negotiating with both the Federal and Baja California's State Government, with the aim of developing a pilot project for wave power in this State. If this project is reified, Mexico could launch its clean technologies market and pioneer this industry in The Americas. This pilot project would attract an investment of approximately US$60 million for and it could eventually grow into a new clean energy industry throughout the Pacific.

Source: Teorema ambiental

Visteon invests in new plant in Chihuahua

Visteon Company laid the foundation stone of its new plant in the city of Chihuahua. It will be located in the new industrial complex owned by Bafar Group, being its first industrial building, with an investment of over US$85 million. The factory will occupy a 25 thousand square meters area in a 55 thousand square meters surface. The firm will employ a staff of 1,100 people, to reach a production of about 55 million pieces to meet the demand of its customers, such as Honda, General Motors, Nissan and Ford.

Source: Norte Digital