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Mexico Braces for Influx of Japanese Auto Suppliers

About 40 Japanese parts makers are in talks to set up shop to feed assembly plants in Mexico. Within the next 2 years, there is an overall investment expected to reach 40% from Japan’s auto sector.  Japanese carmakers are rushing to Mexico, in part to tap low-cost labor.  But with auto exports from Japan hammered by the yen’s exchange rate, Mexico offers an even bigger plus: preferential trade access to 45 countries, including the United States, Latin American nations and members of the European Union.  Read more:

Mexico Braces for Influx of Japanese Auto Suppliers

Mexican Automotive Manufacturing Market Attracting Global Investments

With the automobile export market booming and showing record production, the Mexican market looks very promising. As foreign direct investments continue to be poured, more corporations are realizing the benefits of today’s economic and social stability in their Mexican operations, as well as utilizing a high-skilled pool of workers and access to other resources to continue making their bottom lines profitable.  Read more:

Auto Manufacturing in Mexico

A Key to U.S. Competitiveness and Jobs: MEXICO

The continued advancement of Mexico’s economy and its people also expands the consumer base for U.S. exports and helps to create jobs that produce, sell and transport these goods. Just last year, Mexico’s GDP growth of 5.4 percent resulted in a $35 billion increase in Mexican purchases from the United States, supporting more than 200,000 jobs.  Read more:

A Key to U.S. Competitiveness and Jobs: MEXICO

SunPower to Expand North American Production with Mexico Plant

SunPower announced plans this week to expand its solar panel production efforts by opening a fabrication plant in Mexicali, Mexico.  While opening manufacturing plants in Mexico often means companies are aiming to save dollars on labor costs, and while it may also mean that in this case, the new plant in Mexico is a sure sign that solar is catching on in North America.  Read more:

SunPower to Expand North American Production with Mexico Plant

Honda to Build Mexican Plant

Honda Motor Co. will build an $800 million assembly plant in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato to produce subcompact cars starting in 2014.  The Japanese automaker said Friday that the factory would employ 3,200 once it reached its full production capacity of 200,000 vehicles a year.  The new assembly plant will be Honda’s eighth in North America and brings Honda’s investment in the region to $21 billion since 1979. Read more:

Honda to Build Mexican Plant

Honda Plans Mexico Plant

Honda Motor Co. said Friday it will build a second assembly plant in Mexico to make subcompact cars, following an industry trend to develop a low-cost export base in the region.  Read more:

Honda Plans Mexico Plant

Honda to Build $800M New Assembly Plant in Mexico

Honda will spend about $800 million to construct a new assembly plant in Celaya, Mexico, that will begin making subcompact cars in 2014.  The Japanese automaker expects to hire about 3,200 workers who eventually will be producing up to 200,000 vehicles annually. The new factory will be about 210 miles east of Honda’s existing plants in El Salto, where it produces the CR-V, motorcycles and a multi-utility vehicle for the Mexican market called Big Red.

Honda to Build $800M New Assembly Plant in Mexico

There’s Hope for Mexico, Central America

A new phenomenon is turning out to be a blessing for manufacturing in Mexico and Central America — China’s rising wages. The appreciation of China’s currency and China’s increasingly skilled labor force are driving up Chinese salaries, moving growing numbers of U.S. companies to relocate their manufacturing plants to Mexico, and to a lesser extent to Central America.  Read more:

There’s hope for Mexico, Central America

U.S.-Mexico Border More Secure than Ever, Officials Say

The U.S.-Mexico border is more secure than it’s ever been, according to current and former top border officials who appeared at a panel hosted by the Center for American Progress on Thursday.  U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin defended the results of an unprecedented escalation and intensification of border security that began in the 1990s and accelerated under Presidents Bush and Obama. Read more:

U.S. – Mexico Border Security

SunPower to Manufacture Solar Modules in Mexico for North American Market

In order to meet the demand for the rapidly expanding North American solar market, SunPower announced that it will lease an existing building in Mexicali to build its E18 series, E19 series and world record setting E20 series solar panels as well as its T5 solar roof tiles.  According to SunPower’s CEO, manufacturing in Mexicali positions the company with the ability to quickly deliver its solar products to a growing North American market.  Read more:

SunPower Manufactures Solar Modules in Mexico

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