Mexico takes flight as hub for aerospace industry

McClatchy Newspapers - More than 260 aerospace companies now operate in Mexico, exporting some $4.3 billion in aircraft and parts last year. The Mexican government has set a target of $12 billion in such exports by 2020, which would surpass Brazil and Spain.

Hyundai is setting up die casting plant in Tijuana

PR Web - Korean automotive leader Hyundai announced investment in a new $131 million aluminum die casting plant in Tijuana, adding nearly 300 new jobs to the company’s current base of 2,300 employees.

Industrial output posts surprise monthly drop

Reuters - Mexican industrial output posted a surprise month-on-month drop in May as manufacturing slowed, but indications that activity has picked up since then underpinned expectations the central bank will hold interest rates steady for now.

Siemens exec touts Mexican workforce over China

Industry Week - Siemens Mesoamerica Chief Executive Louse Goeser touts Mexico's educated workforce as one of the reasons the country could replace China as a preferred U.S. sourcing location.

Nissan officially starts construction of 3rd complex

Auto World News - Japanese automaker, Nissan officially began construction on its third manufacturing complex in Aguascalientes. The complex is the second in the state. It will produce 175,000 compact vehicles per year and create 3,000 jobs.

Ellison Surface Technologies plans Sonora factory

PRNewswire - Ellison Surface Technologies Inc. plans to open a new thermal spray coating and special process facility to serve the growing aerospace and industrial gas turbine manufacturing cluster in Sonora.

Air Liquide to build unit to supply steel manufacturers

4-traders - Air Liquide announces a new investment in northern Mexico to build a new Air Separation Unit (ASU) and a Steam Methane Reformer (SMR) in Pesquería, Nuevo León, to supply nitrogen and hydrogen to steel manufacturers Ternium and Tenigal.

JJ Churchill to make aero gas turbines in Mexico

Leicester Mercury - JJ Churchill, which manufactures turbine blades for aero engines and gas turbines, is building a new plant in Mexico in an agreement with Mexican partner company, The Offshore Group.

April industrial output rises, led by factories

Reuters - Mexican industrial output rose in April from March, helped by solid factory production that backed expectations for policymakers to leave interest rates steady through next year. Production jumped nearly 0.7 percent from March.

Auto output, exports hit record in first five months

Bloomberg - Mexico’s production and exports of cars and light trucks both rose to record highs for the first five months of the year.
From January to May the country produced 1.15 million units, 12.5 percent more than the year-earlier period.

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