North Central Zone – Issue 82

North Central Zone – Issue 82

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Bosch inaugurates a new plant in Ciudad Juarez

The German automaker Robert Bosch recently inaugurated a new plant measuring 21,000 square meters, with an investment of US$160 million. Computerized sensors will be produced at this plant and they will allow that airbags open up at the time needed. In addition, the Company manufactures 50 other products, from computers that control the engine operation to sensors that allow that the vehicle makes the needed adjustments in order to have the least possible impact at the moment of a collision. These sensors will be supplied to Ford, Chrysler and Nissan.

Erich Jaeger arrives to Coahuila

The German automotive company Erich Jaeger, that produces hi-tech electrical connectors, will establish its first plant in Piedras Negras, Coahuila with an investment of US$6 million, generating 400 direct jobs. The new plant is expected to start operations by August this year. Meanwhile, Fernando Puron Johnston, Mayor of Piedras Negras, acknowledge the effort made by the Governor of Coahuila, Ruben Moreira Valdez, in terms of economic promotion in order to build the infrastructure that required by Coahuila to promote the economic development.

Vuteq Corporation inaugurates new plant in Coahuila

The Japanese firm Vuteq inaugurated a new plant in Ramos Arizpe, in Coahuila. The ceremony to lay the foundation stone was conducted in mid-December 2014, at the Amistad Aeropuerto Industrial Park. The investment of US$20 million and the generation of up to 400 new jobs were announced during this event, which was attended by Taro Fakuda, President of Vuteq Corporation, and Jun Tazawa, President of Vuteq Industries Mexico. The plant of Ramos Arizpe will produce precision machining, glass processing and plastics for the automotive industry, as well as thermoformed products. Vuteq will supply auto parts for the Chevrolet Cruze, assembled by General Motors in Ramos Arizpe.

Fujikura establishes its new plant in Coahuila

Ruben Moreira Valdez, Governor of the State of Coahuila, headed the ceremony to lay the foundation stone of Fujikura’s new plant in the Municipality of Piedras Negras, Coahuila. The electrical harnesses manufacturer for the automotive industry will invest US$30 million in this new plant and will generate 850 jobs in a first stage, expecting to reach 2,400 employments. Governor Moreira stated that Fujikura was established in this region thanks to its skilled labor force, the great infrastructure as well as the high educational level of its workers.

General Electric starts the expansion of its plant in Coahuila

General Electric inaugurated the new facilities of its manufacturing plant, located at the “La Angostura” Industrial Park, in Southern Saltillo, increasing from 6,500 to 9,700 square meters, expecting to reach the 16,000 square meters in the long term. According to GE, US$2 million were invested in this expansion, which will generate new jobs with a 30% increase in its workforce, by going from 350 employees to more than 500 in the medium term. The complex includes near of 260 LED-lights supplied by the Start Up “Current, by GE”, allowing that the plant reaches the 100 foot-candles of homogeneous illumination, the standard required for the manufacture of the product.

SuKarne inaugurates a plant in Durango

President Enrique Peña Nieto and Jesus Vizcarra Calderon, politician and entrepreneur, inaugurated the new plant called “Agroparque Integradora SuKarne Lucero”, belonging to the 42-year-experienced company, SuKarne. This plant, with a 474-hectare surface located in Tlahualilo, Durango, received an investment of almost US$572 million. It has a lab for the quality and safety certification, in addition to a project for the Holstein calves growth, with a capacity of 52,000 heads per year. The factory will generate 6,000 direct jobs and will have 300,000 head of livestock, making this plant of SuKarne is the largest of its kind in Latin America.