Electronics

Avocado: the product with the highest price increase in Mexico
MEXICO –  In the week of May 20 to 24, avocado was the product that registered the most variation in the markets of the country, being sold at US$2.35 per kilo in Mérida and up to US$3.65 in Puebla.   According to the Federal Consumer Protection Agency (Profeco) in convenience stores kilogram...
AVX Corp. acquires TT Electronics division; deal includes two Mexican plants
AVX Corporation announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the Transportation, Sensing & Control division (TS&C), from the UK-based TT Electronics PLC. The deal includes manufacturing facilities in Mexicali and Juarez, Mexico. In accordance with the agreement, AVX will a...
AVX Corp. completes acquisition of TT Electronic’s division, including two Mexican plants
AVX Corporation announced that it has completed the previously announced acquisition of the Transportation, Sensing and Control (TS&C) division of TT Electronics, PLC, for approximately US$ 156 million in cash, subject to customary post-closing adjustments based on the actual net debt and actual...
Axtel opens data center in Queretaro as part of a US$ 67.5 million investment
Telecommunication services provider Axtel announced the opening of its second data center in Queretaro as part of a US$ 67.5 million investment plan in the country over the next two years. The first round of capital expenditure has now delivered a US$ 24.3 million data center at the Queretaro Innov...
Bendix inaugurates 7,800-sq.-ft. Technical Center in Nuevo Leon
In order to expand its global engineering capabilities, Bendix (Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC) last week held a grand opening celebration of its new Technical Center in the municipality of Apodaca, Nuevo Leon, which borders Monterrey, the state capital....
Bendix starts production of driver control modules at Coahuila facility
After a US$ 4.6 million investment and an intense planning effort that began in 2014, Ohio-based autoparts manufacturer Bendix began to produce driver control modules (DCM) on an advanced new assembly line at its Acuña, Mexico, facility. The modules are built for Navistar, Inc., and will be used ...
BMW partners with Delphi to enhance its autonomous driving platform
The BMW Group announce their intention to onboard Delphi as a development partner and system integrator for their autonomous driving platform.  Along with partners Intel and Mobileye, the four companies plan to jointly deploy a cooperation model to deliver and scale the developed solutions to the ...
BMW, Daimler partner in US$1.13 billion venture to offer mobility solutions worldwide
BMW Group and Mercedes-Benz parent company Daimler AG, two fierce rivals in the luxury car market, are joining forces to face the likes of Uber and Lyft by pooling their resources in a joint effort to provide a wide range of mobility services, using each other existing assets as the foundation. The...
BorgWarner acquires UK-based Sevcon to enhance its electric drives portfolio
BorgWarner announced a definitive agreement to acquire UK-based Sevcon, Inc., a global player in electrification technologies, as part of a strategy to enhance its power electronics capabilities to provide a wider portfolio of electrified propulsion solutions. The expected enterprise value of the t...
Bosch agrees to pay US$ 327 million in dieselgate-related settlement
German automotive supplier Bosch entered into a US$ 327.5 million settlement agreement with civil suit claimants in the U.S. relating to the company’s involvement in the Volkswagen diesel emissions fraud scandal, according to a press release. The settlement relates to the “most substantial part...
Bosch breaks ground to build US$120 million plant in Guanajuato
Last Friday, German manufacturer and services supplier Robert Bosch GmbH officially broke ground at the Amistad industrial park in the municipality of Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, to build its US$120 million plant dedicated to electronic automotive components. The company plans to open around 1,20...
Bosch builds a US$ 120 million smart factory in Guanajuato
Germany-based multisector manufacturer Bosch today announced it is investing US$ 120 million to build a new smart factory for electronic components in the city of Celaya, Guanajuato in central Mexico.  The company plans to open more than 1,200 job positions at the 21,000-square-meter facility to m...
Bosch invests US$ 13 million in Jalisco’s engineering center, business accelerator
By 2020, German auto supplier Bosch will triple its workforce at the Guadalajara facilities, for that end the company currently invests US$ 13 million. During an interview with El Economista, Vice president of Finances at Bosch Mexico, Gonzalo Simental, detailed that US$ 11 million of this budget w...
Bosch looks for innovative solutions through Hackathon in Juarez
Nancy Gonzalez/MexicoNow Students and entrepreneurs from Juarez, El Paso, and Las Cruces have 72 hours to find an innovative, efficient, and affordable solution to improve one of Bosch´s processes in Juarez. This is the challenge for Bosch Hackathon 2018. “We want to know where our components a...
Bosch opens a US$10-million innovation hub in Guadalajara
Bosch recently opened in Guadalajara, Jalisco, the property that will house its technology and innovation hub along with new corporate offices. It is the first building of this type that the German manufacturer builds in Mexico, in which it invested US$10 million. The new facilities, which are loca...
Bosch plans to build a US$ 12 million software development center in Guadalajara
Germany-based manufacturer and services provider Bosch will invest US$ 12 million in a new 10-story, 10,000-square-meter building in Guadalajara to house the 400 employees currently working at the company's operations center in the Ciudad Creativa Digital, located in the same city, Mexican paper El ...
Bosch plant in Guanajuato on schedule to start operations by the end of year
Executives of the German manufacturer Bosch announced that the construction of the Celaya plant is 20% complete right on schedule to start up operations by the end of the year. Pedro Tapia, plant vice president, explained to local media during a press conference that this will be Bosch's 13th plant...
Bosch tech to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides to one-tenth of 2020 limits
German manufacturer Bosch announced that a series of tools it has developed for diesel engines could enable vehicle manufacturers to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides (NOx) so drastically that they already comply with future limits. “There’s a future for diesel. Today, we want to put a stop, ...
Bosch to add 500 jobs in Juarez plants during 2017
The German company Robert Bosch has a growing plan for 2017 in its manufacturing sites in Juarez; therefore, the corporation forecasts hiring 500 workers for next year. Friedrich Dreier (pictured left), technical plant manager for Bosch in Ciudad Juarez, said full automatization in this border cit...
Bose announces project to expand operations
Electronics specialty company Bose, announced a project to expand its operations by 15%, thus transferring product design functions and equipment to its plant in Tijuana, Baja California. Bose currently generates 1,900 jobs and it has recorded growth rates over 40% in the last 5 years, which gives a...

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