Electronics

LG automotive output capacity boosts 31% by acquisition of ZKW Group
Following the acquisition of Austrian automotive light manufacturer ZKW, LG Electronics Inc. expects its output capacity of vehicle components (VC) will increase 31% by the end of year in terms of volume, the South Korean firm revealed in its third quarter earnings report. The company produced arou...
Logic PD’s Ciudad Juarez facility receives new quality certifications
Logic PD, an Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) and Product Development solutions proveider, has been awarded new quality management certifications for its newest manufacturing plant in Ciudad Juarez, Mexico. Issued by the global certification body, National Quality Assurance (NQA), the certi...
MAG carries out expansion and invests US$5 million in Tamaulipas
NUEVO LAREDO — With an investment of more than US$5 million, MAG Specialties Mexico in Nuevo Laredo is about to start operations with new equipment that is in the process of being installed. The company plans to expand the scrap foundry sector in the medium and long term, thus recovering the surp...
Magna joins BMW, Intel and Mobileye to bring self-driving tech into the market
Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International announced it has joined the BMW Group, Intel and Mobileye, an Intel company, on a mission to deliver a self-driving, flexible vehicle platform by 2021.  As a Tier 1 technology integrator, Magna will be responsible of helping automakers industria...
Magna’s Monterrey facility receives Ford Q1 Quality Award
Magna’s electronics facility in Monterrey, Mexico, received the Ford Q1 Preferred Quality Award. The Ford Q1 is internationally acknowledged as an indication of extraordinary quality and is only granted to those suppliers that have proven capabilities well beyond ISO/TS16949 automotive certificat...
Matamoros keeps promoting investment in wind energy
MATAMOROS – Consejo Coordinador Empresarial and Comité para el Desarrollo Económico de Matamoros (CODEM) continues with the promotion of the city as a good place for the investment in the wind energy area, stated Maria del Carmen Cadena, president of both organisms.    She stressed that recen...
Mazak to open customer support center in Queretaro
Japan-based machine tool manufacturer Mazak announced it will open in the coming months a new customer support center in El Marques, Queretaro, to enhance levels of localized service. The new building will house applications and service technicians, offer training to customers and demonstrate Mazak...
Metalor Technologies to consolidate production work in San Luis Potosi
Metalor Technologies, a Switzerland-based company specialized in management of precious metals for different kinds of industries announced it will consolidate production work from its Electrotechnics division at a facility located in San Luis Potosi. The measure implies the closure of a manufacturin...
Methode Electronics acquires Pacific Insight for US$ 114 million; deal includes a plant in Zacatecas
Methode Electronics, Inc., a global developer of custom engineered and application-specific products and solutions, announced a definitive agreement with Pacific Insight Electronics Corp., a global lighting, electronics and full-service solutions provider to the transportation industry, to acquire a...
Mexican ports' fluctuation increases 10%
MEXICO  —  At the end of the January-April 2019 period, the Mexican ports accumulated the movement of 2,300,088 20 ft containers (TEU), which represent an advance of 10% compared to the same period of 2018, when 2,091,690 TEU were operated, the Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (S...
Mexico ranks fourth in robot imports
In 2016, Mexico positioned itself as the fourth major importer of industrial robots with the acquisition of US$ 158 million worth of these devices, says a report by Mexican media citing figures by the World Trade Organization. The first place went to China with US$ 878 million, followed by Germany ...
Mexico-made Mercedes Benz A Class sedan to debut cockpit domain controller by Visteon
Visteon Corporation revealed that the all-new Mercedes-Benz A-Class, scheduled to officially debut this week at the Paris Motor Show, will feature its industry-first SmartCore, an intelligent integrated cockpit domain controller using a single silicon chip with multiple central processing units (CPU...
Mexico, prominent in the electronic industry.
Mexico's electronic industry, known the world over for manufacturing televisions, house hold appliances and cellphones, has now earned prestige with products of greater added value.  The electronics were the second most exported products in 2016, representing 20.4% from the total, only behind cars,...
Mexico, the world’s number one chili exporter
MEXICO — According to the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (Sagarpa), Mexico is the world's number one exporter of chili peppers and peppers, with 29.71% of its total production destined for the international market. Currently, the main destination of these products is the United Sta...
Milwaukee Tools invests US$86 million in Torreon
TORREON —The governor of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís, announced that the Milwaukee Tools company will arrive in La Laguna with an investment of US$86 million. The manufacturing company will generate 2,660 jobs and it will start operations on April 2020. Riquelme Solis acknowledged th...
Mining industry: the second with the highest FDI uptake in Chihuahua
CHIHUAHUA — The mining industry is ranked as the second with the highest uptake of foreign direct investment in the state of Chihuahua, according to the most recent report of the Socioeconomic Radiography of the Municipality of Juárez, presented by the Municipal Research and Planning Institute (I...
Missouri-based equity fund acquires electronics manufacturing plant in Ciudad Juarez
Minnesota-based electronic manufacturing services (EMS) provider, Logic PD, announced it has recently been acquired by Compass Group Equity Partners, a private equity firm based in St. Louis, Missouri. Compass Group acquired 100% of the shares of Logic PD, which had previously been held by Denver, ...
Monitoring systems manufacturer SpotSee opens new facility in Chihuahua
SpotSee, a Dallas-based developer and manufacturer of shock and vibration monitoring systems through low-cost connectivity and data, announced it has opened a new facility in Chihuahua, Mexico, to better reach its customers, more easily manufacture products in-house and continue its global expansion...
More companies will arrive in Ciudad Juarez
CIUDAD JUAREZ – About 12 companies would be in the process of concreting its expansion in Ciudad Juarez, according to Jaime Campos, Industry director of Secretaría de Innovación y Desarrollo Económico (SIDE) of the State Government. Although the economic spill that these companies will generat...
Multi-sector manufacturer Flex to invest US$65 million in Aguascalientes
Flex, a multi-sector contractor and manufacturer, is expanding in Aguascalientes. The company is investing US$65 million to increase 35% its current production capacity at manufacturing site, said Governor Martin Orozco Sandoval in a press conference. The Governor explained he has been in contact w...

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