Electronics

Universal Electronics to shift production work from China to Nuevo Leon
As efforts to reduce trade tensions between China and the U.S. move back and forth, more manufacturers see Mexico as more stable terrain over China for production work aimed for the North American market. One of the latest to officially hop on the trend is Universal Electronics Inc. (UEI), a manufac...
Update of NOM for electric products will propel exports
The update of the Official Mexican Standards set known as NOM-003, regarding safety and quality guidelines of electric and electronic products, as well as home appliances, to be enforced from May 27 onwards, will drive export of products to the U.S. and Europe, assured the Mexican Organization for S...
US authorities open inquiry over faulty component made by Continental
A recent recall by Volkswagen Group to replace a faulty fuel pump flange has prompted a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) investigation into other automakers that apparently used the same part supplied by German manufacturer Continental. Continental Automotive notified several ...
US sets preliminary 72% tariff on Electrolux Mexico-made washing machines
Electrolux Major Appliances North America announced it has been informed by the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) that a preliminary and significantly increased tariff rate of 72.41% on washing machines manufactured in Mexico and imported into the U.S. between February 2016 and January 2017 was set....
US$ 190.5 million to be invested in La Paz
LA PAZ – The governor of Baja California Sur, Carlos Mendoza Davis, announced an investment of US $ 190.5 million for the construction of a natural gas plant in the port of Pichilingue in La Paz. Mendoza Davis stated that it will be in August when the construction of the liquefied gas plant begin...
US$391,643 were invested in Coahuila
RAMOS ARIZPE – With a total investment of US$391,643, the governor of the state of Coahuila, Miguel Ángel Riquelme Solís, and the mayor, José María Morales Padilla, inaugurated three wells simultaneously that will benefit 18,000 families of Ramos Arizpe. With the inauguration of the wells El ...
US$5 million will be invested in the airport of Ciudad Juarez
CIUDAD JUAREZ – The director of the Centro Norte Airport Group (OMA), Ricardo Enrique Dueñas, announced that at the beginning of 2020, the renovation of the Ciudad Juarez Airport will start with an investment of more than US $ 5 million, which will consist of an extension of 30 % of the space it ...
US$959 million investment arrives in Yucatan
MERIDA — This year, Yucatan has followed a work strategy focused on the promotion of the state, which has contributed to investment attraction and the creation of jobs, said Governor Mauricio Vila Dosal. During the inauguration of the NH Collection Mérida Paseo Montejo Hotel, he stated that duri...
Vesta Park inaugurates two more plants in Ciudad Juárez
CIUDAD JUAREZ – In order to promote business development in the city, Vesta Park business directors inaugurated the Q2 and Q3 buildings at the plant located on Manuel Talamas Camandari and Yepomera avenues. Mario Humberto Chacon Gutierrez, vice president of New Business North Region pointed out t...
Visteon fourth quarter net income up 72% despite lower revenue
Michigan-based automotive electronics supplier Visteon Corp. posted a 72% increase on net income of US$43 million during the fourth quarter of 2018 despite a 9% decrease in revenue of US$731 million.  Net income increased due to a one-time charge of US$33 million for divestitures during last quart...
Visteon taps former Daimler executive to lead its driver assistance development
Michigan-based Visteon Corp. appointed Matthias Schulze of Daimler AG to lead its next-generation advanced driver assistance system (ADAS) development, including a new centralized approach to domain controller and platform development, the company announced in a press release.  Schulze, 54, worked...
Visteon to debut its next-generation infotainment platform at CES 2017
Visteon Corporation will showcase its latest innovations for the connected car and beyond at Consumer Electronics Show 2017 January 5-8 in Las Vegas. This will be Visteon’s 18th year at CES – one of the longest participation levels of any automotive technology company. Headlining Visteon’s ex...
Visteon’s net income drops 51% as production of some of its main customers slow down
Visteon Corporation saw its net income drop 51% to US$ 21 million in the third quarter as vehicle production volumes of its main customers decreased in every region, said the company’s President and CEO Sachin Lawande. Its adjusted EBITDA was of US$ 71 million, a decrease of 14.5% compared with US...
Visteon’s net income more than triples during first quarter
Michigan-based electronics auto supplier Visteon Corporation reported that its first-quarter net income more than tripled to US$ 63 million or US$ 1.91 per diluted share from US$ 19 million or US$ 0.49 per diluted share in the same period of 2016, reflecting higher electronics production volume and ...
Volkswagen upgrades infotainment system for the 2018 Golf
Volkswagen is updating infotainment systems in U.S. models, with the Golf lineup the latest with better, faster touchscreens, WardsAuto reported in recent days.  The 5-inches display for the entry-level radio was upgraded to a 6.5-inches screen, while the mid -grade models and those with navigatio...
VOXX International completes sale of Hirschmann subsidiary, a Queretaro plant included
VOXX International Corporation announced that it has closed on its previously announced sale of Hirschmann Car Communication GmbH and its worldwide subsidiaries to a subsidiary of TE Connectivity Ltd. The deal included a production plant in Queretaro that manufactures antennas and components for com...
Wheat production grows 63% in Sonora
SONORA – Thanks to the “Guarantee Prices program”, the production of wheat increased 63% in Sonora, going from 250,000 tons harvested in the Fall-Winter 2017/2018 cycle, to 407,000 tons in the Fall-Winter 2018/2019 cycle. Said program is going through the middle of its operations with a dispe...
Whirlpool invests US$5 million in Guanajuato
GUANAJUATO – Whirlpool opened a new manufacturing section in Guanajuato that represented an investment of US$5 million. The company produces at its plant in Celaya about 7,000 units a day including refrigerators, stoves and washing machines, said the governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo when ...
Wisconsin-based electronics manufacturer Plexus to open its second plant in Guadalajara
Plexus, a Wisconsin-based designer and developer of manufacturing, supply chain and aftermarket services in the electronics sector, announced plans to build a second manufacturing facility in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico. The 472,000 square foot leased building will be built for Plexus by Corporate...
Yamada Vistamex invests US$3 million in Guanajuato
GUANAJUATO — The Japanese company Yamada Vistamex invested US$3 million in the expansion of its plant located in the Amistad Park of Apaseo el Grande, Guanajuato, where it manufactures personal care products, mainly for P&G, Tupperware, Crane, and Force Of Nature. The company is a Mexican-Jap...

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