Foreign investment in Mexico : the highest amount since 2013

The foreign direct investment (FDI) captured by Mexico in the first half of this year was 18 thousand 433 million dollars, the highest amount since 2013, (Ministry of Economy).

Jan and Feb 2021 trade generated  US$ 96 billion, surpassing  China.
Exports to USA are $56 billion and import 40 billion

Mexico is the main vehicle exporter to the United States and a quarter of all cars in that country come from Mexico, according to information from the World Bank.

368 aerospace companies are present in Mexico.

To benefit from zero customs tariffs, the T-MEC defines transition periods to meet Mexico content value in the automotive industry; in light vehicles and light trucks, it started on July 1, 2020 with a regional content value of 66%, 2021 at 69%, 72% for 2022, and for July 1, 2023, 75%. Mexico is the first commercial partner of the USA


Kloeckner Metals: 8 million dollars in Mexico


Kloeckner Metals invests now in a second plant, in Querétaro to start operations in June 2022.

Investment of 8 million dollars: steel in carbon, high resistance, non-ferrous metals such as aluminum and stainless steel for the market of the automotive industry, the appliance sector and white line.


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Kohler investment of 181.2 million dollars

Kohler is a leading American company in the production and design of glyphs, kitchen furniture, bathroom and decorative products, and energy, hospitals.The new Guanajuato plant generates 886 direct jobs.


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Quantum Motors: electric vehicles new production in Mexico

Quantum Motors, a Bolivian brand specialized in electric vehicles, will begin production in Mexico at the end of 2021 to cover the Latin American market. Quantum Motors produces electric cars, tricycles, bicycles and more for urban mobility that can accommodate three people and charge from a household outlet.


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Volkswagen will invest R$7 billion between 2022 and 2026 in Latin America to further strengthen its competitive position in this important market and prepare for sustainable profitability.


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Foreign investment in Mexico : the highest amount since 2013

The foreign direct investment (FDI) captured by Mexico in the first half of this year was 18 thousand 433 million dollars, the highest amount since 2013, (Ministry of Economy). There was a growth of 2.6% with respect to the 17 thousand 969.3 million registered dollars.

The United States continues to be the largest investor in the first six months of 2021 with 50.8 percent, followed by Spain with 9.1, the United Kingdom and Germany, each with 5.9, Luxembourg 5.3 percent.etc

Last year, the Ministry of Economy announced that Mexico captured 17.9 billion dollars in the first six months, which the central bank later adjusted to 24 billion.


Production of the new BMW 2 Series Coupé, a model designed and produced 100% in Mexico, began in San Luis Potosí, September 2, 2021.

Each unit only needs 5 days of production, with 220 OEM BMW suppliers in Mexico.

Semiconductors: not a problem for BMW. BMW is flexible in its processes and can source semiconductors. Alexander W. Wehr confirmed that BMW has not been affected by this issue.

The new BMW Mexico plant in San Luis Potosí cost more than one billion dollars has the capacity to produce about 175,000 units annually, exporting to many countries and Europe the new generation of Series 3 in more than 70,000 square meters and 300 hectarias of land, with more than 2000 employees. BMW video https://youtu.be/ORnwJr4ps14


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2021 : Important Foreign Direct investment in Mexico

26,243 million dollars from Direct Foreign Investment (FDI) are exected by he Ministry of Economy in 2021. The 2022 amount is $ 27.033 million


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ZKW Mexico invests $ 102 million

It is the third important investment of ZKW in Mexico: ZKW has clients in Mexico such as AUDI, BMW, Volvo, Mercedez Benz, Volkswagen, and General Motors. The first investment was 74 million dollars in 2014 The second of 58 million dollars in Silao With this third investment of 102 million, 830 jobs are generated to produce 3.5 million lighthouses per year .
ZKW México develops, industrializes and produces lighting and electronic systems for the automotive industry. ZKW México has a base of around 700 suppliers, national and foreign.


Dana : $ 120 million new factory
The new factory will have more than 30,000 square meters in Escobedo (starting now half contruction) 
Total investment 2021-2026 is 120 million dollars. with 40 million in 2021.
Dana second quater : excellent results
- Sales of $2.2 billion, an increase of $1.1 billion, margin of 10.6 percent of sales ( 2021 target is Sales of $8.5 to $9.0 billion)


Daimler Trucks invests now more than 30 million dollars in its plant in Santiago Tianguistenco, in Mexico. The investment is for the E-COAT project as well as the chassis production and logistics areas. The Santiago Tianguistenco plant has the most flexible and advanced facilities in the brand's North America region.


Invest GIS 30 million dollars for expansion in San Luis Potosí

GIS announces an investment for 30 million dollars for the capacity expansion of its auto parts casting plant from its Draxton business in San Luis Potosí to start operations during the last quarter of the year 2022.

It will allow to increase in 30 thousand annual tons its capacity installed to reach 620 thousand annual tons of casting.

GIS is a global company of Mexican origin with 18 plants: 10 in Mexico, 7 in Europe and one in China that serves the markets: automotive, construction and home.


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$ 4 million investment in foundry FYMSA

FYMSA is a Mexican company dedicated to casting, machining and industrial modeling processes, with shot blasting and machining for clients such as Nemak, Metaldyne, Mahle, John Deere.

FYMSA will reach a monthly capacity of 600 tons in 2022 and 1,000 tons in 2023 for electric cars and aluminum alloys for structural battery components.


In Mexico, Volkswagen has implemented collaborative robots (cobots) that perform final inspection checks and measure the accuracy of the space. On the Tiguan line in Puebla, a cobot measures 26 control points in less than a minute, the first application of this technology in the global Volkswagen Group.


Sensata Technologies Mexico invests 10 million dollars in Aguascalientes

With this new auto parts production plant, the company will build a high-tech laboratory.

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Denso expands its plant in Guanajuato

With a first investment of 9.8 million dollars, Denso began the third expansion of its plant located in Silao, Guanajuato. Other investments are foreseen.

Denso is a Japanese company in the automotive sector; It has 4 plants in Mexico, two of them are in Guanajuato, the first since 2014; is a leading supplier of automotive technology components and systems to companies including Toyota, Honda, Ford, GM, Chrysler, Nissan and Volkswagen.

Le Bélier starts the construction of a second auto parts plant in San Miguel Allende, with an investment of 68 million dollars, for aluminum automotive parts in 23,500 square meters.

The first plant is Le Bélier Querétaro, located in the Benito Juárez Industrial Zone, for product design, tooling, prototype to machined part, passing through its main activities: Design Office, Tooling, Foundry and Machining.

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Autoliv, the worldwide leader in automotive safety systems, announced the construction in June 2021 of a new steering wheel manufacturing plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico. When fully operational the 30,000 sqm/322,000 sq ft facility will have the potential to employ up to 3,000 people.


ZF Group: new plant in Nuevo León

The German firm ZF Group announces a plant and a high-tech manufacturing and development center , which will be operational by the end of 2022. The plant will develop high-tech cameras, security systems and parts for vehicles with a team of 800 highly specialized employees, the majority of them engineers, administrators, financiers and mechatronics experts.



Alstom Transport México, Bombardier Transportation México : 1.3 billion euros contract

Alstom Transport Mexico, Bombardier Transportation México, Gami Ingeniería e instalaciones and Construcciones Urales Procesos Industriales will deliver the Tren Maya for 1.3 billion euros. Alstom will manufacture the 42 trains at its Ciudad Sahagún Hidalgo plant.




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Martinrea International :  expansion of its plant in Coahuila ( 20 million dollars) in 2021



FRS builds third plant in Mexico; invests 16 million The subsidiary company of the Park Ohio group with customers such as Nissan, Ford, GM and Stellantis

Assembly Components segment operates what we believe is one of the few aluminum component suppliers that has the capability to provide a wide range of high-volume, high-quality products utilizing a broad range of processes including gravity and low pressure permanent mold, die-cast and lost-foam, as well as emerging alternative casting technologies.

Engineered Products segment operates a diverse group of niche manufacturing businesses that design and manufacture a broad range of highly-engineered products, including induction heating and melting systems, tube & pipe threading and bending systems, as well as forged and machined components. The principal induction heating and melting business designs and manufactures world class equipment for the foundry, heat treating, bar & tube (OCTG & API), steel processing, strip heating, forging & forming, and vacuum induction melting industries.


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European electric car manufacturer e.GO, plans to build a production plant in Mexico with Questum firm.


New TERNIUM hot rolling plant of 4.4 million tons per year, has a rolling mill almost one kilometer long in Nuevo León, Mexico.

The location of the new facilities was a strategic decision with a view to meeting the demand for specialized and sophisticated steels that emerged after the signing of the T-MEC, especially in the automotive sector. See video https://mx.ternium.com/es



Eberspächer ( Germany)  inaugurated a plant Coahuila (25 million dollars) to produce exhaust systems, filter components and catalytic converters for the automotive industry.


AT Engine inaugurated a plant located in the Hermosillo Norte Industrial Park ( 200 million dollars) to manufacture new generation aircraft turbine components


Dart Aerospace inaugurated its new 6,500-square-meter plant in the Chihuahua Sur Industrial Park for 3.6 million dollars to manufacture  parts, components and equipment for airplanes and helicopters.



Bombardier provides the hundredth rear fuselage of Global 7500

Bombardier celebrates 15 years in Querétaro


General Motors invests more than 1 Billion dollars in its plant in Ramos Arizpe

GM Ramos Arizpe will continue to produce Chevrolet Equinox, Chevrolet Blazer and Engines and Transmissions. With 5,600 employees in this plant for the national market and exports to more than 40 countries.

Francisco Garza, president of GM's Mexican unit, said he could not rule out adding a third production shift to the Ramos Arizpe facility in the near term.


New foundry in Mexico : Impro Industries to install SinterCast technology

Impro Industries has ordered a SinterCast System 4000 installation for its new foundry in San Luis Potosí, Mexico.
60,000 tonnes per year. More info next edition of foundry magazine FUNDIDORES


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Global Tool and Mold invests 51 million pesos to settle in Guanajuato.


Global Tool and Mold  is a New Canadian Automotive Injection Mold Tool Designer and Manufacturer based in Mexico. They also provide Mold Services for Engineering Changes, Repairs, and General Maintenance.


Dürr de Mexico S.A. de C.V.
The Dürr site in Mexico is a modern factory located in Querétaro, one of the most dynamic and fastest growing regions.

It is strategically within reach of our most important customers. Covering an area of 29,000 m2, the site houses a training center, a state-of-the-art production area and a large office space for around 300 employees.

Design, simulation, planning, implementation and service - aircraft painting from one source. Whether small parts, structural components or complete aircraft, Dürr is your competent partner for painting. In addition, production software and exhaust air purification are also part of our range of services : • Automotive construction • Automotive subcontracting industry • The aviation industry • Chemical and pharmaceutical industry • Food and feed industry • Pressure and coating • Energy and Environment • Electricity and electronics • Metallurgical industry




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Aerospace companies in Mexico
In Mexico 5 large clusters, located in the states of Querétaro, Baja California, Sonora, Chihuahua, Nuevo León. Another cluster is starting in Guanajuato, Jalisco and in the southeast region in Yucatan.
368 national and international aerospace companies are present, all the important manufacturers of aeronautical parts.


Audi Q5 Sportback: produced in Mexico

This model will be manufactured in San José Chiapa for the whole world, except for China. The plant of San José Chiapa with more than 800 robots.



USMCA
United States of America, the United Mexican States, and Canada

To benefit from zero customs tariffs, the T-MEC defines transition periods to meet regional content value in the automotive industry; in light vehicles and light trucks, it started on July 1, 2020 with a regional content value of 66%, 2021 at 69%, 72% for 2022, and for July 1, 2023, 75%.


New Continental plant: 52 million euros

Continental's new plant, with an investment of 52 million euros, starts production this year in Aguascalientes where electronic components, smart antennas, lighting control units and test control units will be produced.



Aerospace industry in Mexico: new plant

The German company AT Engine is now starting an investment of more than 200 million dollars. The plant under construction in Hermosilla is 3.5 hectares.



GM : Honda EV In Mexico

GM and Honda decided in 2020 to develop EVs : GM will build a Honda EV crossover at Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant in Mexico .
In Mexico, the Ramos Arizpe Assembly plant currently builds Chevy Balzer with new investments to produce electric vehicles by 2024.

GM and Honda are working together on Cruise Origin shared autonomous vehicle. Honda investment has been US$ 2,7 billion in 2 years.



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Guanajuato + 5,7% 2020/2019

The 2020 Manufacture of transportation equipment represented 52.6 percent of the Manufacturing Production Value in the entity and showed an absolute variation of (+) 21 thousand 289 million pesos, that is, (+) 5.7 percent, with respect to the same period 2019.

Guanajuato ranks fourth nationwide in production value, with a manufacturing value of 745 thousand 880 million pesos during the year 2020, according to the annual report of indicators of the manufacturing sector.


The Motherson Group is, with 11.7 billion USD turnover is one of the 26 largest automotive TIER ( car, aerospace, medical..) in the world employing more than 135,000 people in 41 countries and 5 continents. The Indian Tier has 12 plants in Mexico.

Motherson Techno Precision México, located in San Luis Potosí near Querétaro, announced on Wednesday, January 13, an investment of 640 million pesos (about 33 million dollars) to set up a new production line at its plant in the Logistik II Industrial Park.



investments by 2021 in Querétaro: US$ 1,500 millon
 "27 projects: 22 new projects and five expansions, which would represent, if all of them were completed, more than US$ 1,500 millon of investment", reports Marco del Prete Tercero, Secretary of State Sustainable Development (SEDESU) with the generation of 13,766 new jobs in Querétaro.

Querétaro in Dec 2020 : 27 projects (investment of US$ 590 million) and the creation of 5,269 new highly specialized jobs in the automotive, information technology, aeronautical, food and beverage sectors (investments mainly from the United States, Canada and Germany).


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Tremec will Supply Cadillac Blackwing Manual Transmissions
the Blackwing manual transmissions for both models will be supplied by Tremec, Querétaro, Mexico.

It supplied the six-speed manual units for the first two CTS-V models, as well as the ATS-V, along with several Chevy Camaros and Corvettes.

Tremec will use 3D printed parts , to be fitted as standard to both the CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing.


CAF México manufactures 30 trains at its Huehuetoca plant, in the State of Mexico for Line LRT 1 of Metro Manila, Philippines.

It is part of the 225 million euro contract. The first unit of the 30 trains of eight cars has already been delivered. Full delivery in the first half of 2022.

"The Huehuetoca plant has doubled its capacity to 40 thousand square meters" said Maximiliano Zurita, director general de CAF México.




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Mexico: November EXPORTS + 4.68%, compared to November 2019

In the month of November, 312,184 light vehicles were produced (307,756 in November 2019)


New foundry in Mexico : POK NUCOR. see https://youtu.be/TMMpcGY4VoM

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Impregnadora del Bajío inaugurated its first plant with an investment of 1.8 million dollars to provide Impregnation services to castings of the automotive production chain and OEMs and powdered metal components.
It has become the first Mexican impregnation company validated by General Motors.

A second investment is planned in 2021


Two out of every thousand people employed in the manufacturing sector work in one of the 12 Bosch plants in Mexico. The San Luis Potosí plant (3,400 employees ) accounts for 20% of Bosch associates.

Due to covid, the San Luis Potosí plant produces masks for the care and protection of its associates on site.  See video https://youtu.be/aSKjM_K4EdY



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New investment in Mexico

This plant was inaugurated in June 2019 and 67 million dollars were invested, which, added to the announcement of these days, gives a total of 93.4 million dollars.

Metal Technologies is a premier metal casting company that uses modern technology and a highly productive workforce to produce the best quality product. Since 1997, we have been a privately held, family owned company. Currently the plant's capacity is 30 thousand metric tons per year, and once the expansion is completed, the capacity will reach 65 thousand metric tons per year.





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Mexico / October 2020: the investment plan of US $ 14 billon dollars corresponds to the second phase of a program announced last November, which included 147 confirmed investments valued at US $ 44,3 billion.


Metalsa : Supplier of the Year FCA

The FCA Supplier of the Year awards recognizes companies that have shown exceptional commitment to FCA, providing innovative and quality products and services.

" It is an honor to receive the award and in the name of the entire Metalsa family we really appreciate and value the partnership and trust” said Ciro Valdés, our President for the Light Vehicles Strategic Business Unit.



19.5% increase in investments in Querétaro

During the first half of 2020, Querétaro accumulated 160.2 million dollars of FDI (Foreign Direct Investment) for the manufacture of parts for motor vehicles.
This is an increase of 19.5% when compared to the 134 million in 2019 (source Ministry of Economy).


Toyota: $ 170 million more in Mexico

The Toyota plant in Guanajuato began to produce in 2020, and now, it has to expand the production capacity, investing an additional 170 million dollars to the initial 700 million invested in the plant.



The Portuguese company Piccoli Green Technology LDA is investing 500 million pesos in the construction of a plant in Aguascalientes, which will become the first firm to produce electronic vehicles in Latin America, informed the global director of the brand Sergio Piccoli.

In addition, Sergio Piccoli communicated that the decision was based on corporate studies and analysis that showed that expanding to Mexico was the best option, given the opportunities, the workforce and the ideal conditions it has to establish a 100 percent electric manufacturing plant.

Piccoli Green Technology LDA is one of the leading electric vehicle technology industries and one of the leading suppliers of clean energy and electric mobility in Europe.

The Piccoli Motors industry started its business in 2013 with business development in the field of electric vehicles, with the expansion of the brand, the credibility and confidence of global growth, the company established the global business headquarters in Europe, currently the industry is focused on electric SUV model Link Smart, a vehicle with a range of 460 km per load, with a power of 156HP.

The industry's branches of business started together in mid-trouble global economic challenges faced by Tesla.INC.


Spain is an important investor in Mexico : see Spanish market here



Querétaro's automotive industry: 316 companies: 200 Tier 2, 104 Tier 1, seven original equipment manufacturers, four R&D centers.

The new rules of origin is an area of opportunity by reducing Asian imports of parts for electric vehicles, for example, since companies in these areas have begun to settle in Querétaro, that is, one of the benefits of the T-MEC would be customs facilities for SMEs and, therefore, greater exports of these.

5 new European and Asian investment projects in the automotive sector in Querétaro now.


The China MG automotive company announced its arrival in Mexico, where it is betting on the sale of light cars, trucks and green vehicles in the next 3 years.


MG, the ex-English carmaker is now owned by the Chinese SAIC Motors.


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New models produced in Mexico in 2020

Ford brings new models to Mexican plants in 2020: the first electric Mustang, the Mustang Mach-E, is already produced at the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant.
Ford revives the Bronco: the first models are already being produced.
Volkswagen will begin a new SUV or Crossover.
Audi will produce the updated version of the Q5.
Mazda continues strong production of the recent CX-30.


Pollmann International establishes new location in Mexico


 Waldviertel automotive supplier continues expansion
“By purchasing a 15,000 m² plot of land and with an initial investment of US$ 11 million, we are solidifying our claim to be as close to the customer as possible. This positions us as a relevant player in one of the world’s most dynamic automotive markets. It also offers us an exciting opportunity to grow our market shares in North America”, says Herbert Auer, CEO of Pollmann International. The new plant is located near Querétaro.


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Safran new factory in Mexico

Safran new factory in Chihuahua to manufacture the interiors of the passenger planes produced by Boeing.
The company's notification was received on July 1, the day on which the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada entered into force. 800 jobs created.


Bombardier Recreational Products - BRP : Investment in Mexico USMCA - T-MEC

Valcourt, Quebec, July 2, 2020 – Bombardier Recreational Products - BRP announced today that it is increasing its manufacturing capacity with the construction of a new facility in Mexico to meet demand for its off-road vehicles (ORVs) business.

The planned facility represents an investment of an estimated CA$185M. BRP’s total capital expenditure for FY21 is now expected to be in a range of CA$275M to CA$300M. Site planning and construction are scheduled to begin within the next months, and the plant is expected to be ready for operation by Fall 2021.




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The Puebla Component Plant of Volkswagen de México obtained first place in the 'Speed + 2019' competition, as the plant with the best results in assembly efficiency, out of a total of 23 Volkswagen Group factories.

This contest is carried out among the factories of the German automotive consortium that have component production processes.


A study says US companies that shift production from China cut costs by an additional 23% if they near-shored to Mexico.


AUDI manufactures the first premium car in Mexico and we are the first Audi Group plant in the entire continent.



From june 18th, all the Auto industry  in Mexico are operating :


GM : 4 major sites – 19.000 employees - CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC and 550 GM Suppliers

VOLSKWAGEN, FORD, FCA, KIA, BMW, JAC, BAIC, AUDI, HONDA NISSAN, MERCEDES, MAZDA, HONDA…,


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FCA Mexico facilities wins Gold Award as top plant in the Americas
The FCA assembly plant in Toluca ( Mexico) wins Gold award for the first time as the best assembly plant in America ( Manufacturing Quality according to studies) by J.D. Power.
The Belvidere assembly plant in Illinois was awarded the bronze award.


BMW opened its plant in San Luis Potosi on May 11.



zValeo expects automakers to gradually recover before the end of April in Europe
and the end of April / beginning of May in North America.

Valeo expects sales in China to return to 2019 levels in the second quarter.

Valeo with a fall of 8% of its turnover in the first quarter to 4,488 million euros.

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Air Liquide reports revenue of 5,370 million euros for the first quarter of 2020,
showing comparable growth of +0.6%



HSC is slated to resume production on May 4.




Investments in Mexico + 7.8% investment

Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) in Mexico for the third quarter of 2019 totaled 26,055.6 million dollars, an increase of 7.8%

The US invests 34.9%, followed by Spain with 15.5%, Canada with 10.4% and Germany with 10.1%.


Oliver Zipse, Chairman of the Board of Directors of BMW AG:

  The coronavirus issue (COVID-19) is currently dominating all areas of our lives. However, we must also think ahead about the times to come. The BMW Group is a company that thinks long-term and acts responsibly. I firmly believe that: The momentous technological transformation and social changes that are taking place today will actually strengthen our business model.
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New investment of US$ 450 million in Mexico

NIDEC, a Japanese engine supplier, announces an investment of 450 million dollars in a second plant in Mexico, with an annual capacity of 2.4 million units for car manufacturers.
Production will begin 2023 in Mexico.


TAIGENE GROUP  : new plant in Mexico

TAIGENE GROUP will produce electric motors for steering systems, windshield wipers, seats, fans, air pumps and air conditioning systems for GM, Ford, FCA, BMW and many others by being tier 2 supplier of global companies such as Nexteer or Continental.

With an investment of 45.7 million dollars, the motor plant for the automotive industry began production in March.

With this plant, the state exceeds 5 billion dollars of investment in the sexennium.




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IUSA Electromobility division, produces in Mexico, electric and hybrid vehicles for the national and Latin American market.

4 models are available all electric and hybrid : BALAAM ( 100% electric), OLIN (hybrid), IKN (electric Minivan ) and ATL ( SUV electric)



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Volskwagen TIGUAN in Mexico : +13%
Volskwagen Tiguan is the model most produced by the Mexican automotive industry in 2019, with 221,731 units manufactured, 13% more than the previous year.
The SUV produced at the Puebla plant exported 128,821 units to the United States and Canada, Europe 44,535, Central and South America, 21,870 units.

The incorporation of 800 robots in the production of the Tiguan model stands out.
VW obtains 70% of its electricity consumption for the production of vehicles and components from renewable sources.


Mexico autoparts industry, such as Rassini and Nemak grew by 2.2% in 2019.

Automakers must gradually raise Mexican local content to 75% to get no tax to sale in the US and Canada as agreed in the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)

INA expects sales in 2020 to surpass $100 billion for the first time.

Three Chinese automakers are considering a move to Mexico as evidence of the lift .


Martinrea buys Metalsa's structural components division

Metalsa S.A. de C.V. is a leading Mexican company in the production of metal structures for vehicles.
Martinrea International Inc. purchases the Metalsa Passenger Vehicle Structural Components Division, which includes operations in Germany, the US, Mexico, South Africa and China.


The 2019 main investor country in Spain is Mexico (26,408 million euros)


MEXICO Special Energy Transition Program 2019-2024


 

New Toyoda Gosei plant

Toyoda Gosei produces seals for Toyota, Ford, Nissan and Honda. With an investment of 580 million pesos, the plant has already finished its construction and will begin operations in San Luis Potosí, near Querétaro.

With an investment of 580 million pesos and 900 direct jobs, it is the second Toyoda Gosei plant in Mexico : first is Mexquitic plant, opened in April 2008 and expanded in 2015.


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Customers who buy an armored car are exposed to special threats, such as attacks with firearms and explosives.
Daniel Huber  Engineer for BMW armored vehicles

Info https://www.bmw.com/en/innovation/armored-car-bulletproof-cars.html

Video of the new plant below.


The Canadian company Delastek of the aeronautical sector, announced an investment of 10 million dollars for its expansion project in Querétaro.
The aerospace company is dedicated to the production of aircraft cabins for Bombardier Aerospace.
In addition to the 17 million dollars that the company invested in its first stage of the project, Delastek announced a total investment of 27 million dollars in the state.


ZKW Group: new plant in Mexico
For its customers AUDI, BMW, Volvo, Mercedez Benz, Volkswagen, and General Motors, ZKW Group creates a second auto parts plant (58 million dollars) in Silao after the success of its first plant in 2014 (74 million dollars).



Exco Technologies Limited announced an investment of 25 million dollars its plant in Querétaro.
The Canadian company specializes in the design, construction and development of molds for the automotive industry.


ITP Aero expands its facilities in Querétaro, Mexico
Querétaro's new facilities will be dedicated to the design and production of two types of Externals: pipes and end-fittings - pipe connectors. The expansion includes the redesign of the production cells, the increase in the production flow and more space for growth in production facilities as well as in staff and offices. In addition, the new facilities expand the technological capabilities of the ITP Aero plant in Querétaro.
In addition, a 9% increase in pipe production is expected, producing 327,000 pipes in 2020, as well as reaching 230,000 end-fittings in 2020




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Engineers are looking for the aeronautical companies in Querétaro since Bombardier, Safran and Airbus continue to reinvest and bring more manufacturing plans.


KIA: more than one million units produced in Mexico by 2020

The Pesquería plant has made 244,800 vehicles until October 2019, and they expect to reach 300,000 by the end of the year. With this, the plant will reach 868,400 units produced since May 2016, and will exceed one million in 2020.


Mexico Industrial parks: more than double 2019 in the Bajío.
The Bajío region finished the third quarter with more than 495 thousand square meters under construction for 36 projects, especially in the automotive industry.
For the third quarter, CBRE recorded more than 106 thousand m2 of new, demand more than double the 40 thousand registered until 2Q 2019.



MAN Truck & Bus México inaugurates new production line.
MAN Truck & Bus Mexico, inaugurated a new line to increase its daily production, with 15 years of being established in the state of Querétaro


General Motors de México : 550 GM suppliers are established in Mexico


4 major sites – 19.000 employees - CHEVROLET, BUICK, GMC, CADILLAC.


The new Toyota plant in Mexico, will increase capacity by 62 percent.
Infrastructure ready soon to produce Tacoma in Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato
Toyota will produce Tacoma trucks in this  new factory and will have the capacity to build another model in a construction 640 hectares with an investment of 1 billion dollars, for only its first stage.


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The only plant of the firm with similar dimensions is located in Kentucky ( producing Camry Hybrid, Avalon, and the four-cylinder and V-6 engine).
Eight more new OEMs are installed on this site, and there are many more OEM nearby.

Mercedes-Benz made in Mexico: Class A Sedan 2020

Produced at the COMPAS plant, Aguascalientes, Mexico, the model has the MBUX (Mercedes-Benz User Experience) that recognizes voice commands.
Mercedes-Benz exports this model in the US, Europe and Asia.



2019 was a year full of important milestones for Volkswagen de México: the Puebla plant increased its production by 1.8%, manufacturing 443,414 vehicles.

In addition, Volkswagen de México increased its exports by 10.1 percent compared to 2018.


Honda automobile production in Mexico will be concentrated at the HONDA plant in Celaya, México, starting in 2020 with an annual production capacity of 200,000 units, will produce more efficiently the HR-V and Fit models for the national and global market.



The HONDA plant located in Guadalajara continues its operations focusing on the production of motorcycles, strength products and spare parts.


 

Visteon: new technical center in Mexico
The leading American company in automotive cab electronics, Visteon Corporation inaugurates a new Engineering Center in Querétaro, with 2,000 square meters of extension for 600 software and hardware engineers with an investment of 174 million pesos.


Nissan new investments in Mexico
The Japanese automaker Nissan prepares more investments to optimize its production lines in Mexico to manufacture a new generation of its cars and renew 60% of its catalog.
José Román, president and CEO of Nissan in Mexico, said that at the moment they injected 278 million dollars to assemble the new Versa in Aguascalientes, including 83 million for reconditioning of machinery and equipment.
Nissan with 20.5 percent of the Mexican market, is the brand that sells the most cars in Mexico.


Volkswagen invests 2.5 billion dollars in Mexico until 2020
Volkswagen de México confirmed its investment plan for 2,500 million dollars until 2020 in the country, this in order to deal with the ratification of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC), which calls for an increase in% of parts produced in Mexico to enter without tariffs in the USA.
The supply in Puebla is increased to produce the new Tarek SUV in 2020.




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New BMW plant in Mexico

The new BMW Mexico plant in San Luis Potosí cost more than one billion dollars has the capacity to produce about 175,000 units annually, exporting to many countries and Europe the new generation of Series 3 in more than 70,000 square meters and 300 hectarias of land, with more than 2000 employees. BMW video https://youtu.be/ORnwJr4ps14


Mexico Industrial parks: more than double 2019 in the Bajío

The Bajío region finished the third quarter with more than 495 thousand square meters under construction for 36 projects, especially in the automotive industry.
For the third quarter, CBRE recorded more than 106 thousand m2 of new, demand more than double the 40 thousand registered until 2Q 2019.


Hirotec will inaugurate its second plant in San Luis Potosí in December

The Japanese auto parts company Hirotec will be a supplier of the German automaker BMW in San Luis Potosí.
Hirotec has a plant in Silao, Guanajuato to manufacture parts for General Motors, FCA, Mazda and Daimler Truck.
In its second plant in Mexico it will be dedicated with advanced robotics and Industry 4.0. to the manufacture of exhaust systems, edging tools for closure systems for BMW


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Ford: New technology center in Mexico



The Ford Technology Research and Development Center (CTIDIA in Spanish) has to be opened in two months. It comes with 41 thousand square meters of offices and 20 thousand square meters for testing and development of Ford products.
In its laboratories, the center can test 214 cars and 14 trucks. The production of FORD's next electric cars has been announced at the Cuautitlán Izcalli plant.

It will employ 3 thousand people, and indirectly more than 10 thousand.


Engineers are looking for the aeronautical companies in Querétaro since Bombardier, Safran and Airbus continue to reinvest and bring more manufacturing plans.




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General Motors de México inaugurated ASUQ Laboratory in Querétaro
550 GM suppliers are established in Mexico.
The Advanced and Collaborative Engineering Laboratory at Arkansas State University Querétaro (ASUQ) was inaugurated.


Autoliv expands operations in Mexico
With an investment of 1,200 million pesos, Autoliv announced the expansion of its operations at its Lerma plant, where it manufactures safety belts for the Automotive Industry.
This investment will increase the production of 25 to 40 million car seat belts per year, as well as the generation of 1,000 jobs.

Autoliv has a presence in several states of Mexico, with a 50 percent participation in the North American market, offering seat belts, airbags and steering wheels, among other products, for more than 100 brands in the automotive sector.


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The German company KAMAX invests $ 45 million in Guanajuato with 215 jobs.
The company will produce screws, bolts and other components for the automotive industry.

With Kamax they add 44 German companies installed in the State, placing this country as one of the three main economic partners together with the USA and Japan.


Nissan Mexicana: 13 million units produced

Nissan Mexicana has produced 13 million vehicles with 4 plants in Mexico.

The CIVAC plant produces Nissan Versa, the largest volume model in Mexico; and the Nissan NP300 and NP300 Frontier pick ups.

The Nissan Aguascalientes A1 plant employs more than 6 thousand people, including the engine plant. The models produced in this plant also include Nissan Versa, Nissan Kicks and Nissan March.

With an investment of 2 billion dollars, the Nissan Aguascalientes A2 plant opened at the end of 2013 produces Nissan Sentra.

Mexico ranks as the fourth most important market for the NISSAN brand globally in volume, after the United States, China and Japan.



Webasto Expands Production Capacities in Mexico

Investments of 40 million euros in larger plant in Irapuato. Webasto, one of the Top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide, celebrated the opening of its third plant in Mexico due to increase of production.


Scania increases its investments in Mexico by 50% in 2019 and 2020

Scania Mexico announced a 50% increase in its investments, due to the great potential to increase its participation in the truck segment in Mexican territory, which will result in a greater number of jobs and opening 6 points of sales.



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Engineers are looking for the aeronautical companies in Querétaro since Bombardier, Safran and Airbus continue to reinvest and bring more manufacturing plans.



New Nemak plant in Mexico

Construction of a new plant to produce 200 aluminum alloy components for electric battery housings for electric cars.
By 2022, Nemak has contracts for 1 Billion US $ which will represent 20% of its sales.
This new plant in Mexico is the 39 Nemak plant that has 22,000 employees worldwide


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Investments of 688.2 million dollars

Ferromex and Ferrosur seek to have a greater capacity to face the dynamism of the automotive sector. They moved 72 percent of the total production of the Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen plants.
Ferromex, Ferrosur, Kansas City Southern of Mexico and Ferrovalle allocate 688.2 million dollars, representing an increase of 15 percent over 2018 and the highest level in a decade.



Spanish firms: + 183% in Mexico
Information from the Ministry of Economy indicates that in the last five years foreign direct investment in electricity generation and transmission in Mexico amounted to 8 thousand 609 million dollars, of which 49.4 percent corresponded to companies with Spanish capital, where renewable energy they are the most important.
That is, the companies of that European country disbursed 4 thousand 249 million dollars, 183 percent more than in the previous period, which goes from 2009 to 2013.
The amount invested by Spanish companies for renewable energy projects is increasing rapidly, as they were approved in the last three years 6 thousand 231 million dollars




Investments also in Jalisco

Many investments in Queretaro, and nearest Jalisco is the third favorite state for new investments, since 27% of companies expect to open new businesses according to the Perspectives for 2019 KPMG study.


US$ 35.6 billion investment as of January 2019
Investment agreement of the government of Mexican President Lopez Obrador with that of President Trump for southern Mexico as well as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador has been reached for an amount of 35.6 billion dollars as of January 2019 see here


Mexico displaced South Korea as the sixth largest producer of motor vehicles in the world in 2018, consolidating in the industrial sector in which it is most competitive.
Mexico produced in 2018 4.070.606 vehicles.
While Mexico's production climbed year-over-year from 2010 to 2018, that of South Korea fell 13.5% last year, compared to its record high in 2011 and Hyundai Motor has moved production to Mexico and India.



Mexico becomes the 4th world exporter of automotive products

Mexico exported 127 billion dollars and ranked 4th in the countries that export automotive products in 2017, after Germany, Japan and the United States (EU).
The main exporting countries of the automotive industry: Germany with 17.8% of the world total; Japan 9.9%; EU, 9.4% and Mexico 7.6%, followed by the Republic of Korea, with 4.6%.


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Valeo : plant in San Luis Potosí
In order to double its production, Valeo Térmico began construction in San Luis Potosí of its new plant with an investment of 43 million dollars, for the production of 11 million units of thermal systems.
In the plants that already operate in San Luis Potosí, a total of 5000 workers have been counted. Valeo in San Luis Potosi produces windshield wipers, engine cooling systems, electronic systems and compressors.


Whirlpool: new investment in plant in Mexico
Whirlpool, a leader in the manufacture of household goods such as stoves, refrigerators and washing machines, invest $ 5 million to create a new warehouse at its plant in Guanajuato.


 

BMW Group transfers production plant in Mexico


BMW Group transfers part of the production of its Series 3 from Germany to the plant that is about to open in San Luis Potos, Mexico and which increased its expectation of vehicle manufacturing to 175 thousand units per year.




From 2010 to 2017, the GDP of the Mexican automotive industry grew 12.3% on average.
In 2017, this industry impacted 90 economic activities in the secondary sector and 70 in commerce and services.
By 2018, the numbers are even more important (since Mexico displaced South Korea as the world's sixth largest vehicle producer in 2018) and expectations for 2019 higher.


Mexico, China's second largest trading partner in Latin America; more investment is expected from the Asian country
 
Latin America is the second destination of Chinese investment, and Mexico the second largest trading partner of China in Latin America, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Tijuana, Yu Bo, foresaw the arrival of more investment in Mexico.
Chinese investment in Mexico has significant growth potential, as Chinese companies are increasing their production.


 

Mexico increased its exports at a rate more than doubled compared to Brazil
Mexico has increased its exports at a rate that is more than double that of Brazil in the last decade, both being the largest exporters in Latin America.
Mexican exports of products totaled 451 billion dollars in 2018, increasing 55% compared to 2008 (Inegi).

The total Mexican exports of December 2018 registered 37.5 billion dollars, a level that exceeds 4.3% last December, which amounted to 35 billion dollars. On average, the level of Mexican exports grew 10.3%.





SAFRAN inaugurated its sixth factory in Querétaro, Mexico.
230 people will work in this factory this year, and almost 600 in 2021

"Since October, this plant produces blades for our new LEAP engines, which will then be installed on the Boeing 737 MAX.
More than 14,000 units of LEAP engines have already been ordered by the airlines!
Querétaro was chosen because the plant will be near our other sites in Mexico and because we have excellent relations with local authorities. In addition, a training center has been established at the Aeronautical University in Querétaro / UNAQ. "





MEXICO: + 14% MORE DIRECT FOREIGN INVESTMENT IN THE FIRST SEMESTER 2018
Mexico captured US $ 17.8 billion of foreign direct investment in the first half of 2018

270 new companies with a total investment 2012-2017 of 13 billion dollars, mainly from the automotive and auto parts sector.
The companies that have invested in the entity come from : Mexico, Japan, United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Korea, Brazil, India, Turkey, Holland, Taiwan, Austria , Sweden, Tunisia, Slovenia, Portugal, China and Israel.


Fagor Ederlan : two new automotive plants in Mexico

Dedicated to the manufacture of automotive components in iron and aluminum, Fagor has invested 80 million euros in both factories, located in San Luis Potosí. The joint workforce is 350 workers. The most powerful investment, 72 million euros, has been for the plant dedicated to the manufacture of suspension hangers in aluminum for global 'premium' customers. It has a team of 280 people and a productive capacity of 2 million molten and mechanized components.






NISSAN INCREASES ITS INVESTMENTS IN MEXICO and USA


Vehicles Production / producción de coches


Mexico-USA New Free Trade Agreement

The new treaty NAFTA requires for a sharp increase in automotive components from North America ( Mexico, USA, Canada)
As a result, companies in Mexico are urgently increasing production. The whole industry benefits.

Vehicles Production in Mexico / producción de coches en México

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Heat Treatment: CHINESE COMPANIES WILL INVEST 37 MDD in Mexico
Investment confirmed by the Acting Governor, Manuel Gonzalez Flores, and Samuel Guzman, Undersecretary of Investment and Industrial Development.

In 2018, two new plants of Chinese firms made a joint investment of 37 million dollars and 510 jobs.






The brands that most accelerate their production in September 2018 are Toyota and KIA, which showed an increase of 45.2% and 26.9%, with a total of 18,410 units and 28,300, respectively.
They are the figures of production of cars for September 2018.









IMPORTANT INVESTMENT IN THE AUTOMOTIVE SECTOR IN PUEBLA
In 2020, the Volkswagen assembly plant will assemble a new vehicle in Puebla.
In addition, the Q5 ascent in Audi will continue.


Mexico + 7% of foreign investment in the first quarter 2019

Investments of 10 billion dollars is a minimum : it is necessary to add Mexican investments and some other foreign investments (only investments notified to the National Registry of Foreign Investments of the Mexican Ministry of Economy are considered in the 10 billion).

1,809 companies with foreign capital participation invested : manufactures covered 36.7%; financial and insurance services, 23.8%; trade, 10.4%; mass media information, 7.4%; generation of electricity, water and gas, 5.8%; and construction, 5.4%, etc.

USA invested 43.1%; Spain, 13.8%; Belgium, 6.9%; Canada, 5.8%; Netherlands, 5.2%.


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The Japanese automotive company Aisin Automotive, is the first company to be installed in the Marabis Industrial Park in Comonfort, Guanajuato.
With an investment of 30 million dollars and more than 300 employees, the company will be dedicated to the production of door frames, door handles, central pillars, sunroofs, window regulators and exterior handles for the Automotive-Auto parts sector.
Among its main clients are General Motors and Toyota.


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16 Junio 2022 - Querétaro
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21 Sept 2022 - Bilbao
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22 Sept. 2022 - Bilbao
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Nov 6th 2019 - PUNE
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10-12 March. 2019 - China
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13-15 June 2018


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15 Nov 2017 - PUNE
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13 - 14 Junio 2018 - Querétaro
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