Automotive News - Ford Motor Co., moving to ease production constraints in North America, plans to shift output of the Fiesta subcompact from Mexico to Thailand in 2016. Ford assembles the Fiesta at 10 sites worldwide.
Plastics News - Engel Holding says its sales in Mexico of injection molding machines, robots and spare parts soared in fiscal 2012, boosted by purchases from a hitherto ignored source: Japanese Tier 1 auto parts suppliers.
Financial Times - The newest figures from the Mexican auto industry association, AMIA, point to continued powerful growth not only from the car makers themselves but from associated industries.
Michigan Live - Production for General Motors’ redesigned 2014 Chevy Silverado began in Silao, Mexico, earlier this week, but a date for the Flint-produced heavy-duty line has yet to be announced.
USAToday - Companies couldn't move out of Mexico fast enough a decade ago, sending production to China to take advantage of cheaper wages and prices. But the cost of doing business in China has been rising steadily, sending firms back to Mexico.
Plastics News - Arburg GmbH & Co. has completed the installation of several hundred injection molding machines at the Mexico plant in Ciénega de Flores near Monterrey of toy-brick maker Lego.
Poughkeepsie Journal - IBM Corp. will move most of its production work out of its plant in Rochester, Minn., sending part of it to the Poughkeepsie plant and much of it to Guadalajara, Mexico.
RubberNews.com - Alloy wheel supplier Superior Industries International Inc. plans to build a $125 million plant in Mexico to help boost its North American business. Production at the site is expected to begin in about two years.
Reuters - Carmaker Ford expects to produce at least 15 percent more cars in Mexico in 2013 thanks to healthy US sales prospects for the company's updated Fusion model. Ford produced 451,648 units in Mexico last year.
IDG News Service - Oracle is moving 130 manufacturing jobs from Mexico to Oregon. The move by Oracle reflects a growing trend by both tech and other companies to move a part of their manufacturing back to the U.S.