BLOG: Mexico in Tokyo

6:45 am U.S. ET | Oct. 30, 2015

If there's hardly anybody around the Mexico booth at the Tokyo Motor Show, it's only because the exhibitor already has accomplished its mission....
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Automakers' Mexico plants were spared as Patricia weakened

3:51 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Automakers with plants in Mexico are breathing a sigh of relief after Hurricane Patricia, at one point the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere, passed through the country with only minimal effects on production and logistics....
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BLOG: In Trump vs. Ford, truth is the loser

1:08 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 26, 2015

Never one to let facts stand in the way of a good victory lap, Donald Trump wants credit for a decision Ford made four years ago. Trump on Sunday claimed Ford had canceled plans to invest $2.5 billion building plants in Mexico and instead would do the work in Ohio....
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Automakers with Mexico plants monitor 'strongest ever' hurricane's path

3:48 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 23, 2015

Automakers with Mexico assembly plants are monitoring the path of Hurricane Patricia -- the “strongest ever” hurricane on record -- as it made landfall Friday night near Manzanillo on Mexico's west coast. But with mountainous terrain sheltering inland regions, the industry is expecting only a minimal impact on production and logistics....
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Why trouble for VW made in Germany means Mexico headache

10:07 am U.S. ET | Oct. 8, 2015

As Germany warns of a disaster for domestic employees of Volkswagen AG, fallout from the company's emissions-cheating scandal threatens to reach Mexico -- its largest producer of cars for the U.S....
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Pacific trade pact would open Japanese market to U.S. vehicles, report says

8:04 pm U.S. ET | Oct. 2, 2015

A U.S.-Japan agreement on autos trade as part of a sweeping Pacific Rim trade deal would have its own dispute settlement mechanism, including penalties, if Japan does not open its market enough to U.S. vehicles, a source close to the trade negotiations said....
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Autos key to driving Pacific trade deal over finish line

2:39 pm U.S. ET | Sept. 29, 2015

For auto parts makers in the Mexican state of Nuevo Leon, the fine print of a Pacific trade deal negotiators aim to wrap up this week could make or break an export industry boom built up over the last 20 years that is now worth $60 billion....
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North America churning out vehicle records

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 22, 2015

Production of cars and trucks in North America is running at historic levels. In July, 1,382,380 vehicles were produced, an increase of 6.9 percent and a new record for the month. It also marked the 48th straight month in which North American output surpassed 1 million....
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GM, Ford use 'veiled threat' of imports to gain leverage with UAW

7:02 am U.S. ET | Aug. 21, 2015

GM and Ford are contemplating building cars with lower-paid workers in Mexico and China, a strategy that would improve their hand in contract talks as the UAW seeks higher pay. The automakers and union are in their final weeks of talks to replace four-year contracts that end Sept. 14....
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After ripping Ford, Trump says other automakers building in Mexico are next

11:02 am U.S. ET | Aug. 13, 2015

Donald Trump told a Detroit newspaper that he plans to broaden his recent criticism of Ford to include other automakers that are expanding production in Mexico instead of the U.S. Trump, the leading Republican presidential candidate, said automakers can reduce labor costs by moving plants from Michigan to parts of the U.S. where wages are lower....
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Ford begins output of commercial trucks in Ohio

7:07 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Ford today started building its medium-duty F-650 and F-750 commercial trucks at a Cleveland-area plant....
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Donald Trump bashes Ford in Mich. speech

6:30 am U.S. ET | Aug. 12, 2015

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump came to the home state of the auto industry and attacked Ford for building factories in Mexico. And the Michigan faithful in attendance sided with the outspoken mogul....
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ZF opens office in Mexico to find Tier 2 suppliers

5:25 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

When ZF North America wanted to find Tier 2 suppliers in Mexico to make parts for a transmission plant in Graycourt, S.C., the German transmission company decided it needed to get better acquainted with the local supplier community....
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Favorable tariffs, inexpensive labor boost Mexico

5:09 pm U.S. ET | Aug. 4, 2015

By 2018, light-vehicle production in Mexico is expected to approach 4.4 million units, up 26 percent from last year's output, according to a forecast by the Center for Automotive Research....
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OESA zeros in on Mexico, new-tech suppliers

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Tier 1 companies are struggling to build networks of Tier 2 and Tier 3 suppliers in Mexico because smaller vendors are reluctant to shoulder the financial risk, says Julie Fream, CEO of the Original Equipment Suppliers Association....
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Seeking N.A. niche, China's Minth expands in Mexico

12:01 am U.S. ET | Aug. 3, 2015

Minth Group, a maker of roof racks, hopes to gain a niche in North America. The company supplies the Detroit 3 along with Audi, BMW, Honda and Nissan, and it already has three plants in Mexico and one in Michigan....
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Pacific trade talks end without deal; vehicle tariffs, rules remain a hurdle

3:49 am U.S. ET | Aug. 1, 2015

High-level negotiations in Hawaii on a trade agreement in the Pacific Rim wrapped up without a final deal as disagreements over vehicle tariffs and other rules trumped progress in other areas. The dialogue may resume within weeks....
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Daimler, Renault-Nissan detail plans for Mexico JV plant

1:44 pm U.S. ET | July 28, 2015

Daimler and the Renault-Nissan Alliance said today their new plant for Mercedes-Benz and Infiniti cars in Aguascalientes, Mexico, will employ some 3,600 staff and have an initial production capacity of more than 230,000 vehicles....
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BLOG: The UAW (and Trump) cry foul as Ford runs for border

2:52 pm U.S. ET | July 23, 2015

As GM and Ford run for the border, investing billions of dollars and creating thousands of jobs in Mexican plants, UAW leaders fume and gain an unlikely ally....
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Mexico auto production, exports rise in June

12:43 pm U.S. ET | July 6, 2015

Mexico auto production rose 6.7 percent in June to 306,694 units versus the same month last year, the Mexican Auto Industry Association said....
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Mexican supplier Nemak to launch $750 million IPO

11:38 am U.S. ET | June 30, 2015

Nemak SAB's expected $750 million initial public stock offering today marks the first stock offering of a Mexican auto supplier since at least 2000....
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How Mexico could color UAW talks

12:01 am U.S. ET | June 28, 2015

When the UAW and Detroit automakers open contract talks next month, Mexico will be hovering over the proceedings and influence the outcome....
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Mexico auto boom a boon for U.S. suppliers

2:13 pm U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

Since 2012, carmakers have invested or promised nearly $23 billion in new production in Mexico. The result is a need for a more cohesive supply chain that extends farther down the tiered system....
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BLOG: The steep road ahead for Alfa in the U.S.

8:17 am U.S. ET | June 8, 2015

There is no doubt that Alfa Romeo fans -- the Alfisti -- are passionate in the United States. But there is enough doubt that there are enough of them to bring the brand back to life and meet the automaker's ambitious sales targets after a 20-year absence in the market....
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BLOG: How suppliers can seize new opportunities in Mexico

10:10 am U.S. ET | May 27, 2015

Major automakers from around the globe are establishing or expanding operations in Mexico, and that means new challenges -- and opportunities -- for automotive suppliers....
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