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Audi Picks Mexico Over U.S. for New Audi Manufacturing Plant

As many global car manufacturers have come to realize, Mexico is one of the world’s top ten automotive manufacturing locations due to its long experience in the industry.  Audi has recently announced plans to build an auto plant in Mexico in order to boost its sales to two million units/year by 2020.  Read more:

Audi Picks Mexico for New Auto Manufacturing Plant

Rolls-Royce Opens Office in Sonora Aerospace Cluster

Rolls-Royce, the global power systems company, is to open a new supply chain office in Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico. This new office will strengthen collaboration with key suppliers in a region that is widely recognized as the leading aerospace industry cluster in Mexico.  Beverly J. Gaskin, Rolls-Royce, Executive Vice President, Supply Chain Management – North America said: “Delivering excellence in our supply chain is critical in helping us meet our commitments to customers.” Read more:

Rolls-Royce Opens Office in Sonora

American Manufacturers Rethink China Outsourcing, Report Says

While firms in China have long been a favored manufacturing partner for many U.S.-based companies, a new poll shows that sentiment is changing.  More than a third of manufacturing executives, at American companies with sales greater than $1 billion, are planning to, or considering, bringing their production back to the United States from China, a survey by The Boston Consulting Group found.  Mexico’s proximity to the U.S. is one of many strategic advantages for companies looking to shift manufacturing back to North America while keeping production and labor costs low.  Read more:

American Manufacturers Rethink China Outsourcing, Report Says

Mexico Automaking Marks Luxury Shift With New Audi Plant

Mexico’s automobile industry, once focused on small cars and pickup trucks, got a boost when Audi AG chose the country as the location for a new factory to build its Q5 sport-utility vehicle for the global market.  Mexico will be competitive in a wider range of automobile production including luxury models, said Armando Soto, president of Kaso y Asociados, a Mexico City-based auto industry consulting firm.  Read more:

Mexico Automaking Marks Luxury Shift with New Audi Plant

Audi Building New Plant in Mexico

Mexico is the second main producer and top exporter of automobiles in Latin America, with most vehicles destined for the U.S. market. “Good infrastructure, competitive cost structures and existing free trade agreements played a significant role in the choice of Mexico,” said Rupert Stadler, chairman of the board of management of Audi AG.  Read more:

Audi Building New Plant in Mexico

Audi to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

German luxury carmaker Audi is planning to invest about $2bn to build a new manufacturing plant for sport utility vehicles in Mexico.  The Mexican plant, which is expected to start operation in 2016, will initially have capacity for manufacturing 150,000 Q5 SUVs per year.  Read more:

Audi to Build New Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

A Wake-Up Call for Manufacturing

A recent uptick in U.S. manufacturing has optimists hoping a lost decade that saw steep employment drops in the sector is coming to an end.  Productivity is up, a relatively cheap dollar is boosting exports, and the wage gap between the U.S. and China is shrinking. Some companies are repatriating operations from overseas.  How the U.S. shapes education policy, worker training, the tax code, the regulatory environment, and its relationship with Mexico will determine whether manufacturing continues to rebound or spirals into permanent decline.  Read more:

A Wake-Up Call for Manufacturing

Nissan to Pull Infiniti Production out of Japan to Counter Strong Yen

Ghosn said that North America and China are both under consideration as locations for additional Infiniti production sites.  Coincidentally, Nissan said earlier this year that it will build a new $2 billion assembly plant in Aguascalientes, Mexico, and has not specified what products it will produce there.  Read more:

Nissan

NAFTA Commission Meeting in Washington DC

The NAFTA Commission Meeting held on April 3rd in Washington DC issued a joint statement that outlines continued cooperation of Canada, the U.S. and Mexico to increase economic competitiveness and trade among the 3 nations. Since NAFTA was signed in 1994 trade has more than tripled from $288 billion to $1 trillion.  Read more:

NAFTA Commission Meeting in Washington

Steady Growth, Clear Outlooks Key to Local Manufacturing

Mexico’s growth in wind power generation has positioned it as the second largest market in Latin America after Brazil. Continued investment in this industry will depend on growth in demand.  Read more:

Steady Growth, Clear Outlooks Key to Local Manufacturing

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