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San Luis Potosi government officials dismissed speculations about a deal with Japanese automaker Mitsubishi to build a plant on the grounds Ford Motor Company planned its facility, a project the Detroit-based company cancelled earlier this year.

Gustavo Puente Orozco, State’s secretary of Economic Development, said in an interview he’s been on talks with several auto suppliers and carmakers, specially from China, seeking to invest in San Luis Potosi, but Mitsubishi hasn’t showed any interest.

Mexican newspaper El Universal said in a recent article Governor Juan Manuel Carreras was likely to announce that Mitsubishi will build a facility in San Luis Potosi to strengthen its presence in the Americas.

“Nissan took over Mitsubishi last year. In order to push its presence a new plant is needed since Nissan’s three Mexican plants operate at full capacity,” said the article citing undisclosed sources.


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