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HBPO Opens New Plant In Mexico To Support Audi Q5 Assembly Operations

HBPO, the auto industry’s leading supplier of modular front-end systems, has opened a new facility in San Jose Chiapa, Mexico, to support assembly of Audi’s Q5 luxury SUV. The 89,000-square-foot HPBO facility currently produces Q5 front-end modules and center consoles with nearly 70 employees operating on two shifts. It is located in a JIS (just-in-sequence) […]


Mexico container volume inches up despite slow economy

  A rise in imports has driven up the volume of loaded 20-foot-equivalent units moving through Mexican ports this year, despite a slow-moving economy and container volume declines at the country’s biggest port, Mexican government figures show. Imported loaded TEUs grew by 3.1 percent — to 984,149 — from January to May, compared with the […]


GKN Driveline starts production at state-of-the-art Mexico facility

GKN Driveline, the global leader in advanced and electrified driveline technology, has started production at its state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Villagran, Mexico. The new US$17.5 million facility will serve Mexico‘s fast-growing automotive sector and the strong growth in local and global demand for all-wheel drive (AWD) vehicles. Phil Swash, GKN Driveline Chief Executive Officer, said: […]