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    Royal Power Solutions inaugurates parts facility in Mexico

    2020-01-09T14:43:00+00:00By Victoria Johns

    Royal Power Solutions (RPS), a supplier of electrical power and signal distribution components, celebrated the opening of its automotive parts manufacturing facility in Querétaro, Mexico last month…

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    Horizon aligns terminal operations in US with Mexico

    2020-01-06T09:40:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    All US vehicle-handling terminals previously operated under the Horizon Terminal Services (HTS) brand has switched to operating as Horizon Auto Logistics (HAL), as the company aligns its business in North America

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    Agreement on USMCA promises to remove trade uncertainty

    2019-12-11T15:01:00+00:00By Marcus Williams

    The US, Mexico and Canada have finalised the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA), which is to replace the existing North America Free Trade Agreement (Nafta)…

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    Industry waits for USMCA to be finalised

    2019-09-17T13:05:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    In North America a lot of investment is on hold as companies wait to see whether the US-Mexico-Canada trade agreement (USMCA) is finally approved by Congress in October. Conflicting ideologies in the US and Mexico are causing some concern about whether that will actually happen, as delegates heard at the ...

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    ITC report outlines pros and cons of USMCA

    2019-05-01T09:43:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

    The proposed United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) is likely to lead to an increase in automotive components production within the US, which will also increase the automotive sector’s net employment by more than 28,000 full-time jobs, according to new report from the International Trade Commission (ITC) looking into the likely effects ...

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    Garza to replace Hernandez as head of GM Mexico

    2019-08-20T10:56:00+01:00By Steve Garnsey

    Francisco Garza will lead GM Mexico at the end of August when Ernesto Hernandez steps down from the role and retires from a 40-year career with the carmaker

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    Auto industry welcomes suspension of Mexico tariffs

    2019-06-10T14:28:00+01:00By Marcus Williams

    President Donald Trump has suspended a threatened 5% tariff on US imports of Mexican goods, including vehicles and automotive parts, which was to be imposed on Monday (June 10). Trump initially said at the beginning of June that the US would start with a 5% tariff and escalate the levies ...

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    Schaeffler opens new parts centre in Mexico

    2019-02-18T17:11:26+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    German parts-maker Schaeffler has officially opened an 18,000 sq.m aftermarket assembly and packaging centre in Cuautitlán Izcalli, on the northern outskirts of Mexico City. The new €5m ($5.6m) base can process more than 124,000 items a day through its receiving, packaging and shipping departments, according to the company.Over 11,000 different ...

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    Mexico stays strong in the face of adversity

    2019-02-06T11:14:00+00:00By Joanne Perry

    Mexico is holding onto its position as a top-ten global automotive manufacturer and exporter despite a variety of challenges, including the new United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA), the occurrence of severe weather events and a worsening domestic security situation.

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    Mitsubishi starts shipments to Mexico via Mazatlán

    2019-01-28T11:44:00+00:00By Barry Cross

    Mitsubishi has delivered its first shipment of Japanese-made vehicles to Mexico through the port of Mazatlán. It was the largest single delivery of vehicles by a carmaker to the port, consisting of 4,870 vehicles including Mirage hatchback, Mirage G4, Eclipse Cross, Outlander and L200 units. The vehicles were unloaded in ...

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    Contrasting trends mark Mexico's car market

    2018-12-19T14:53:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    Domestic sales of light vehicles are down, exports are up, while production is little changed. These are the key trends in recent months to emerge from the latest survey of the Mexican market by the country’s sector body AMIA. The 1.28m vehicles sold in the year to November represented a ...

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    Costly USMCA rules ‘may prove unworkable’ for supply chains

    2018-11-21T12:51:00+00:00By Steve Garnsey

    Complying with the proposed US-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) that replaces Nafta will be expensive for those in the automotive supply chain and could prove unworkable for some, according to John Bozzella (pictured), president and CEO of the Association of Global Automakers in the US.

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    FCA reconsiders Ram production in Mexico

    2018-10-30T11:55:53+00:00By Marcus Williams

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) is reported to be reconsidering its plans to cease Ram Heavy Duty (HD) pickup truck production at its Saltillo plant in Mexico. The company had previously announced it would phase out Ram HD production in Mexico by 2020 and move it to the Warren truck assembly ...

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    Sika sets up plant in Mexico with integrated logistics

    2018-10-03T16:14:45+01:00By Marcus Williams

    German components supplier Sika is opening a manufacturing plant in Querétaro, Mexico to supply acoustic treatments and body structural products to carmakers operating in the country. The new factory includes an integrated logistics centre and will also house the Mexican subsidiary of Faist ChemTec, which makes sound abatement and weight ...

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    Mexico hopes for a smoother road ahead

    2018-09-26T14:48:18+01:00By Tony Danby

    After much uncertainty around trade talks between Mexico and the US and the former’s presidential election, Mexico’s economic and political conditions now seem clearer, leaving OEMs and LSPs in the country more optimistic about the future.