All Mexico articles – Page 3

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    Ford confirms Focus production will move to Mexico


    Ford has confirmed it is to move production of the Ford Focus from the US to Mexico. Speaking at an investors’ day earlier this month, chief executive Mark Fields said the move away from the current Michigan plant would be completed over the next two to three years.The move was ...

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    Global conference: Building cars is one thing, getting them to market is another


    The infrastructure and logistics services underpinning the volume growth in emerging automotive markets will need investment, if carmakers are to make the most of the opportunities these markets hold in the face of a short term sales 'plateau' in the more developed parts of the world. Delegates at this week's ...

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    Mexico now India’s largest automotive export market


    Mexico has become India’s largest market for automotive exports, according to data released by engineering body EEPC India.Between April and July this year, automotive exports from India – including finished vehicles, two- and three-wheelers, and parts and components – amounted to $2.78 billion. Of that, shipments to Mexico accounted for ...

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    Colombia’s Santa Marta port to benefit from Kia’s Mexican plant


    The opening in May this year of Kia Motor’s plant at Pesqueria in the Mexican state of Nuevo León is helping to consolidate a key commercial route along the Atlantic Ocean, where the Colombian port of Santa Marta is a direct beneficiary. For the rest of this year, the port ...

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    Courier NetWork expands presence with offices in Mexico and Asia


    US-based expeditor Courier NetWork (CNW) has opened new offices in Mexico, China and Singapore.The company said its new branch in Guadalajara would support the automotive and electronics market in Mexico, adding that it was a well-established provider of services to the automotive industry there.“The vast majority of shipments have been ...

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    FVL Import Export summit: Making sure bigger is also better in ports


    The third Finished Vehicle Logistics Import Export summit revealed the need among vehicle-handling ports for more investment in space, berths and inland transport, at the same time that OEMs and logistics partners need to work together to improve the uneven flow of vehicles that 'vessel bunching' and larger ships are ...

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    Yusen Logistics opens branch in Guadalajara


    Pictured from left: Max Villa, air freight operations; Shogo Machida, vice-president, Mexico; Jordan Dewart, president, Mexico; and Oswaldo Manzo, customer serviceThird-party logistics provider Yusen Logistics has added a fourth office and warehouse to expand its air freight forwarding network in Mexico. The branch in Guadalajara joins existing branches in ...

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    VW begins exporting Polos from Russia to Mexico


    Volkswagen has confirmed it has begun exporting finished Polo sedan models from Russia to Mexico.A spokesperson for the carmaker said the current economic situation on the Russian market meant VW was “considering all possible export opportunities”. The initial export volume comes to just “a few hundred” he added.The move follows ...

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    Mexico to develop port of Cuyutlán for automotive traffic


    The government of the state of Colima, in Mexico, has announced plans to develop the port of Cuyutlán, which lies adjacent to the port of Manzanillo, in an effort to cater for a predicted increase in automotive imports and exports in the run-up to 2020.Both the state governor, Ignacio Peralta, ...

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    ThyssenKrupp expands in South Carolina


    German component supplier ThyssenKrupp has opened a new distribution centre in Charleston, South Carolina, to provide value-added kitting, sequencing, inspection, rework, export packaging, warehousing and transport to and from the Port of Charleston, mainly for vehicle and auto part producers.The US state already accommodates more than 250 automotive-related companies and ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 3: Building in an extra level of efficiency


    With VW’s Puebla plant expected to return to full capacity soon and Audi’s San José Chiapa facility poised to begin production, the Volkswagen Group in Mexico will be relying on its road, rail and port partners to meet future demand and quality standards

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 2: Everything in its right place


    Audi Mexico’s upcoming plant at San José Chiapa has had logistics efficiency built into its core. Automotive Logistics talks to head of logistics and production control, Peter Koltai, about the evolution of the OEM’s first standalone factory outside Europe The 70km drive from Puebla to San José Chiapa takes ...

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    Volkswagen & Audi in Mexico part 1: Sharing logistics in a state of expansion


    Volkswagen Group has established new organisations and networks across VW and Audi in Mexico and North America. Automotive Logistics finds out more about this multi-brand, multi-country approach to purchasing and logistics

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    China’s BAIC Motors begins export sales in Mexico


    Wei Huacheng (second from left), vice chairman of BAIC Group and executive director of BAIC International, at the launch ceremony for BAIC’s first dealership in Mexico last monthChinese carmaker BAIC Motor has sold its first exported car in Mexico and revealed plans to build an assembly plant in the ...

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    Ford Mexico part 2: Accelerating the pace of vehicle logistics


    With a new plant set to open this summer and expansion plans for existing facilities, Ford Mexico could double its output in the next few years, as imports continue to rise. Automotive Logistics finds out how the OEM plans to strengthen its supply chain and infrastructure to cope Vehicle ...

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    Dispute at Mexico’s Lázaro Cárdenas port heats up


    Amports president Steve Taylor has hotly contested suggestions his firm will be obliged to leave the Mexican port of Lázaro Cárdenas, despite the recent decision to grant SSA Mexico the concession for the Specialist Automobile Terminal (TEA) there.Guillermo Ruiz de Teresa, the ports and merchant marine coordinator of Mexico's Transport ...

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    Ford Mexico part 1: A landmark investment gradually coming into focus


    Aiming to double its engine and transmission capacity by 2018 and with ground to be broken on a $1.6 billion assembly plant, Ford Mexico is counting on a localised supply chain, closer logistics and reduced currency exposure to smooth its explosive growth plan By the second half of this year, ...

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    SSA displaces Amports at Lázaro Cárdenas


    Amports de Mexico will have to pull out of the handling of finished vehicles at the Pacific port of Lázaro Cárdenas, following the failure of its legal case against SSA Mexico.As reported in May, SSA México, a subsidiary of port terminal group Carrix, finally signed a concession to operate the ...

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    BMW to build 3 Series in Mexico and X3 in South Africa


    BMW has said it will produce the 3 Series at the new plant it is building in Mexico, in San Luis Potosi. At the same time, it will be phasing the 3 Series out of production at its plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, and instead building the X3 SUV model ...

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    FVL North America conference: Crossfire panel. Talking until the fat cows come home


    As declared by Sarah Amico, executive chairman of Jack Cooper, 2016 is a “fat cow year” for vehicle logistics. US sales are expected to reach a peak this year, rail and road capacity has been improved, while carmaker and logistics provider executives appear more ready than ever before to collaborate.There ...