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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) […]

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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 […]

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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: […]

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French aerospace group Safran to build new plant in Mexico

  France’s Safran, which specializes in engines and propulsion systems for civil and military aircraft, as well as aerospace equipment, has announced plans to build a parts plant in the central Mexican state of Queretaro for its upcoming LEAP engine. CEO Philippe Petitcolin met Thursday with Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto at the Los Pinos […]

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