Bulletin 499 - Friday, December 17, 2010
Employment growing in maquiladora industry in northern Mexico
Mexico City,- States in northern Mexico, such as Chihuahua, Baja California, Nuevo Leon and Coahuila employ almost 50% of workers in maquiladora industry in Mexico.
These statistics include all the companies registered in Manufacturing, Maquiladora and Export Services Industry Program, which employ 1 million 820 thousand 137 workers throughout Mexico. The 4 states mentioned above account for 47.2% of the total number of workers in maquiladora industry: 13.8% in Chihuahua, 12.4% in Baja California, 12.2% in Nuevo Leon and 8.8% in Coahuila.
The Mexican Statistics Agency, Instituto Nacional de Estadistica y Geografia (INEGI) informed that personnel in the manufacturing sector in Mexico went up 8.7% in the first three quarters of the year.
Source: El Universal
Facilities given to open Daltile plant
Monterrey, Mexico,- In order to serve the domestic market, Daltile de Mexico will open a new plant which will be located in Salamanca, Guanajuato, where they will invest US$60 million.
The company informed that after analyzing 12 cities in the Mexican Republic, they chose Salamanca for three reasons, namely logistic benefits, raw materials available for a lower cost and products transportation to their main market: Mexico.
"Also due to the excellent disposition and high potential of personnel found in our analyses and to the incentives and facilities provided by the State of Guanajuato, and particularly Salamanca Municipality", Daltile pointed-out.
The new operation will create around 200 new direct jobs in the first stage. Daltile was established 55 years ago in Nuevo Leon, where they have 8 plants and employ 3,600 people.
Source: El Norte
US$4 billion investment announced for Baja California
Mexicali, Baja California,- The Minister of Economic Development, Alejandro Mungaray Lagarda, said that the announcement of the investment soon to be made by Rubenius in Mexicali for US$4 billion - made today by President Felipe Calderon during Green Solutions event - is encouraging and when it materializes will foster investments in renewable energies at the State; in addition, the State will set a position with a one-of-a-kind power storage center in Mexico.
According to the announcement made, Rubenius will invest US$4 billion within the next seven years in a renewable power conservation and reserve park in Mexicali. Minister Mungaray further added that this will be a significant economic contribution, to be generated by the investment and the creation of 200 high value jobs, plus the indirect jobs generated to provide services and supply several goods.
Source: Siglo 21
Maquiladora industry fostered through Guanajuato Inland Port
Mexico City,- During the meeting of the Mexican Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry Council, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación, (CNIMME) held in Guanajuato, a collaboration agreement was entered with Guanajuato Inland Port, in order to provide support to maquilador sectors in the region, through the infrastructure offered by this logistics complex.
Jorge Arturo Acevedo, General Director, GIP, said that the purpose of this collaboration agreement is strengthening and involving SMC's and industries at the State of Guanajuato, so that they may become suppliers and exporters of internationally renowned brands.
"For Guanajuato Inland Port, CNIMME is one of the most important organizations in Mexico, because it generates the largest number of jobs and foreign investment, and GIP was created precisely to promote international trade and generate employment. As the Governor has said, infrastructure is important to serve people in Guanajuato and its surroundings", Mr. Acevedo declared.
Spellman de Mexico Breaks Ground for New Production Facility
Hauppauge, New York, - Spellman High Voltage Electronics Corporation is proud to announce that. its operation in Mexico (Spellman de Mexico S.A. de C.V.) has just broken ground on the construction of a new, state-of-the-art production center in Matamoros, to initiate production in June 2011 over a multiple phase in over a 3 year span into December 2013.
The new facility will be established to accommodate Spellman's Mexican operation's continued growth as the global high voltage leader's principal manufacturing center. To be opened in phases, the new facility will ultimately expand to 161,000 sq. ft. within the next three years.
Currently, Spellman's ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 Certified Mexican operations encompass two facilities; one, 88,000 sq-ft. dedicated to top assembly and test; and two, a 62,500 sq-ft. Sub-assembly plant fulfilling replenishment efforts to Mexico and other Spellman sister facilities all over the world. Over 750 skilled workers between the two plants support Spellman's global manufacturing of advanced, high-frequency, DC output high voltage power conversion products and systems. Plant two will continue to operate as the sub-assembly facility to service the new Top Level plant.
According to Ken Chandler, Spellman de Mexico's General Manager: "Today's ground breaking ceremony for the New Plant marks a great achievement in the history of Spellman's Mexican operations, and is a testimony to the hard work, skill and enthusiasm of our employees. Today's event, following closely after our winning the Tamaulipas State Quality Award, is possibly our proudest moment since our inception in 1996."
Information on other Spellman products is available by calling us at +1-631-630-3000, or by visiting our website: www.spellmanhv.com. Spellman High Voltage Electronics is the world's leading provider of custom designed and standard AC-DC and DC-DC high voltage power converters for: medical, industrial, analytical, and security applications; semiconductor manufacturing; scientific instrumentation; and power feed systems for undersea cables. Spellman is headquartered in the U.S. and has facilities in Japan, Mexico, Europe, and China that provide design, manufacturing and service to our customers throughout the world.
TI Automotive invests US$10 million in a new plant
San Luis Potosi, San Luis Potosi,- TI Automotive, a US-capital firm, invested US$10 million here to open a fuel tanks production plant, which was inaugurated last Thursday.
The State Government informed that this factory is the first the company installs in Mexico, and will produce blown-molded plastic fuel tank systems, which are light and with low polluting emissions for Nissan Micra, Note and Versa vehicles.
The establishment of this manufacturing plant represented a US$10 million investment in the first stage and there are plans for a second stage within five years, for a total US$30 million investment.
The land where the new facilities are located has 7,800 square meters (almost 84,000 square feet) in surface, where 200 people will be employed.
Source: El Financiero
Goodyear's retread plant operating now at the State of Mexico
Mexico City,- Goodyear opened a retreaded tires plant in Chimalhuacan, State of Mexico, with the purpose serving heavy vehicles market, mainly buses fleets in Mexico City and its Metropolitan Area.
This is the eighth factory of this kind Goodyear has in Mexico, with capacity to retread 700 tires per month. Goodyear currently has retreading plants in Guanajuato, Veracruz, Sonora, Baja California, Nuevo Leon and Tamaulipas.
Paul Cadena, CEO, Goodyear Mexico, said that retreading heavy vehicles tires cuts down the cost per kilometer, in addition to providing for savings of up to 30% from the cost of new tires.
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