North East Zone – Issue 82

North East Zone – Issue 82

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Ball invests in Nuevo Leon

Ball Corporation inaugurated their first plant in Mexico, with an investment of US$320 million. The plant, located in Guadalupe, Nuevo Leon, occupies a 41,000 square meters surface and is expected to generate 400 direct jobs. The company, based in Broomfield, Colorado, will have two product lines: one for metallic packaging and the other for beverages and foods, since their main customers are brewers and carbonated beverage producers. Ball is leader in producing cans for beverages, foods and sprays, but they also supply instruments and sensors, and microwave technology, among other products and services for the aerospace industry.

Nemak to invest in Nuevo Leon

The Nemak Company, a steel components manufacturer, informed that it will inaugurate a High Pressure Die-Casting plant (HPDC) at the “Main Campus”, located in Garcia, Nuevo Leon, with an investment of US$125 million. Armando Tamez, Nemak’s General Director, informed that the total investment amount is per US$190 million, since a second machining plant will be constructed and it is expected to establish a third one. The new factory will have a production capacity of 2.4 million pieces per year, including blocks, transmission parts and structural components, which will be allocated to the Audi’s Q5 model.

Fibra Macquarie Mexico announces signing of 191,400 square feet lease in Reynosa

FIBRA Macquarie Mexico announced the signing of an approximately 191,400 square feet lease in Reynosa, with Hanesbrands Inc., through its subsidiary GFSI Southwest, a manufacturer of decorated apparel. The lease agreement between FIBRA Macquarie and Hanesbrands Inc. has a term of 5 years. GFSI Southwest, a subsidiary of Hanesbrands Inc. in Mexico, decided to expand its operations to FIBRA Macquarie’s facility due to the strategic benefits the location offers. Its proximity to the border enables GFSI to support the distribution of its Champion and Gear for Sports apparel in the United States.

Zeon Kasei arrives to San Luis Potosi

The Japanese firm Zeon Kasei has laid the foundation stone of their auto parts manufacturing plant, located at the “Las Colinas” Industrial Park, in the Delegation Villa de Pozos in the State of San Luis Potosi. This Company will bring a US$8.33 million investment and will generate about 1,200 direct jobs. Zeon Kasei Mexico belongs to the automotive sector and is engaged in the manufacturing of car interiors and steering wheels. Luis Carlos Delgado Joseph, Delegate of Villa de Pozos, mentioned that the Company will inaugurate their facilities by 2017.