Bulletin 582 - Friday, Ago 17, 2012
Delphi inaugurates a plant in Durango
Durango, Mexico.- Delphi, the automotive wiring and electric circuits company, inaugurated their first plant in the State of Durango, at an event attended by President Felipe Calderon, State Governor Jorge Herrera and Hector Gutierrez, CEO, Delphi Mexico.
Delphi invested US$23 million in this plant, aimed to meet demand from their customers, such as General Motors, Johnson Controls, Flex N Gate and NYX Inc. in North America. Hector Gutierrez informed that more than 1,500 pieces will be produced daily in this factory.
Delphi started operations in Mexico in 1978, where they have 3 engineering centers, including Ciudad Juarez Technical Center, with 284 patents that have received awards, plus 1,000 invention registrations, and 52,000 employees working in 46 manufacturing sites.
Source: El Diario
Aerospace investment coming to Guaymas
Mexico City- Two companies from the aerospace sector will build facilities at Guaymas in 2013, with a total investment amounting to US$3.5 million, which could significantly grow, sources from the companies and an officer from one of the industrial parks informed.
The companies are JJ Churchill, a British manufacturer of components for turbines and Ellison Surface Technologies, a US-based company that produces industrial coatings.
The former has Airbus and Rolls Royce among its customers, while the latter provides spray coating and special processes to the aerospace, automotive, and even energy industries.
Enrique Hudson, General Director, Roca Fuerte Industrial Park, explained that JJ Churchill is already building a factory in this complex, which will be ready in five months and where they will initially invest US$2 million, which could reach US$15 million.
Hennigs Automotive will install a plant in Torreon
Torreon, Coahuila.- Governor Ruben Moreira Valdez and City Mayor Eduardo Olmos Castro announced today the installation here of the company Hennings Automotive, which will generate 800 direct jobs with an investment over US$14 million.
They will manufacture pieces for more than one million vehicles annually, equal to 8% of total automobiles production in the United States, Carlos Cervera Muñoz, Manager of the new plant located in Torreon, informed.
The event where the announcement was made was attended by Larry C. Rollins, Vice-president, Operations, Hennigs Automotive North America and Deepak Manchand, Chief Operations Officer with Hennigs in México, as well as Coahuila's Minister of Economic Development, Javier Guerrero Garcia and representatives from business chambers.
Hennigs Automotive is a US-based company with more than 4,500 employees working for them in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Germany, Czech Republic and China.
Gramosa will start operations at Puerto Chiapas next October
Chiapas, Mexico.- With an investment amounting to MXP$75 million in the first stage, Gramosa Agroalimentos will inaugurate next October a new terminal for bulk agriculture products in Puerto Chiapas, with capacity for 24,000 tons in silos and 6,000 tons in the warehouse, Yahir Montes, Commercial Director, informed.
The idea is corn coastal transportation from northern Mexico to the south; while another purpose is developing agriculture under agreements in Chiapas, which after Sinaloa is the second corn producer in Mexico.
Gramosa Agroalimentos wants to take advantage of production in Chiapas to export corn to Central and South America, since exports are currently made mainly from Sinaloa.
We want to encourage production to develop agriculture in the zone and make processes more technical.
Gramosa Alimentos is a company in the agribusiness sector devoted to selling raw materials and semi-processed food in Mexico and in several countries in Central and South America; it is a subsidiary of Gramosa Group, which gathers companies such as Ferroservicios and Nutri Sow.
Barry Avenue Plating de Mexico inaugurated
Tijuana Baja California.- Barry Avenue Plating de México (BPA), a US-based aerospace company, inaugurated a new plant in Tijuana Industrial City, where they will offer plating services for aircraft parts.
During the operations kickoff ceremony, Cruz Maldonado, President, said that the decision of establishing in Tijuana was based on the dynamism the city has not only in the aerospace field, but also in all the industrial sectors that have been successfully operating for several decades now at the city.
He said that the company, with headquarters in Los Angeles, California, offers specialized plating services for several pieces assembled in airplanes to more than seven big companies, and that their processes will give the region value added to attract more companies from this sector. "The idea is providing our services to all the companies in the aerospace branch established in Baja California, because this industry is showing accelerated growth in this region, which gives great opportunities to our company", he said.
Source: Siglo 21
Herdez invests MXP$58 million in ecological complex
Mexico.- Herdez Del Fuerte, the food company, invested MXP$58 million in the construction of a center for the proper management of surplus stock and wastewater in the State of Chiapas.
Estuardo Larraga, Assistant Director for the company's chain of supply, said that the complex will have a wastewater treatment plant, with capacity to process 550 cubic meters of water daily.
There will also be a fish flour factory, where production is expected to be 6 tons per hour, in order to use tuna fish surplus stock and transform it into healthy food.
Source: El Financiero
Toshiba Global Commerce Mexico starts operations
Mexico.- Toshiba Global Commerce Solutions started operations in Mexico to offer sales point hardware solutions, software integration and maintenance services to retailers and wholesalers.
In a press release, Toshiba informs that the new company will look for opportunities to offer in Mexico greater value to their customers, including wholesalers, specialists, convenience stores and fast-food restaurants.
Toshiba sells US$800 million per year in Mexico, which are expected to reach US$1 billion with this new enterprise.
In addition, Toshiba generates 1,068 direct jobs, expecting to reach 1,243 people working for them in Mexico.
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