Indorama acquires German airbag fabric manufacturer UTT; deal includes a plant in Puebla
Indorama Ventures (IVL), a Thailand-based global chemical producer, announced it has completed the acquisition of UTT Beteiligungsgesellschaft mbH (UTT), one of the leading suppliers of airbag fabrics, with manufacturing sites in Germany and Mexico and a combined capacity to produce around 70 millio...
Mexico auto production declines 5% in February, INEGI data says
Global automakers with assembly plants operating in Mexico built 311,833 cars and light trucks in February, which resulted in a 5% decrease compared to the 328,352 units from the same month of 2018, according to official data from the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI). Total pr...
North American industries ordered a record number of robots in 2018, report says
Last year, robots were shipped to companies for their North American operations in record numbers with more non-automotive companies installing robots than ever before, according to statistics from the Robotic Industries Association (RIA), part of the Association for Advancing Automation (A3). RIA ...
Indorama Ventures builds state-of-the-art PET recycling plant in Guadalajara
Indorama Ventures, a Thailand-based petrochemicals manufacturer, currently builds a state-of-the-art recycling plant in Guadalajara, Jalisco slated to be operational in the fall of 2019. The facility will process 100 million pounds of plastic bottles per year. Located at its EcoMex site, a PET recy...
Saint-Gobain opens US$35 million production line for high-performance glass in Morelos
On Thursday, French advanced materials manufacturer Saint-Gobain officially opened its jumbo coater located at the Cuautla industrial park, in the municipality of Cuautla, Morelos. This production line is used to manufacture layered glass for automotive and building applications that features 6 tim...

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