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...
Vitro plans to invest US$60 million in new tech for its automotive glass business
Monterrey-based Vitro, the leading glass producer in North America, announced that the Board of Directors approved the investment of US$60 million in new technologies for its automotive division. The Executive Team will be working over the next 18 months to implement these investments according to t...

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