Auto production slides 1.1 percent in December

WardsAuto - Auto production in Mexico in December slid 1.1 percent to 188,476 vehicles, weighed down by a 7.6 percent drop in output for export that more than offset a 28 percent jump in domestic-market builds.

L'Oreal opens largest colorant plant in San Luis Potosi

Smart Planet - The liberal use of beauty products in Mexico is why L’Oreal, the Paris-based maker of colorants, makeup and hair products has just opened its largest colorant plant in the world in San Luis Potosi.

Volkswagen inaugurates engine factory in Silao

AFP - Volkswagen, Europe's biggest carmaker, inaugurated late on Tuesday a new engine production site in Silao, Mexico, its 100th manufacturing site worldwide. The factory represents an overall investment of $550 million.

Federal-Mogul shifts all piston work to Puebla - Automotive supplier Federal-Mogul Corp. is moving 100 jobs from its Michigan plant to its plant in Puebla, Mexico. The company has been manufacturing the same piston in both Lake City and Puebla and has decided to consolidate the work.

Mexico still lags in some areas of manufacturing

Quartz - Mexico is becoming a favorite for manufacturers, but despite above-average growth, there’s still a lot of ground to make up for Mexico when it comes to finding economic advantages over competitors like China, Indonesia and Costa Rica.

November industrial production rise moderates

Nasdaq - Mexico's industrial production probably rose less in November than the average for most of 2012 on signs of some cooling in the export-oriented manufacturing sector, analysts said.

Audi to begin building Q5s in Mexico in 2016

Left Lane - Audi's next-generation Q5 crossover will begin emerging from a new assembly plant in Mexico in May of 2016, the automaker has confirmed. Groundbreaking of the new plant, Audi's first in North America, will kick off in 2014.

Mazda to increase production capacity in Mexico

CNW - Mazda Motor Manufacturing de Mexico, a joint venture of Mazda Motor Corp. and Sumitomo Corp, announced that production capacity at its plant under construction in Salamanca will be increased in the fiscal year ending March 2016.

Tokai, Anvis form 2 joint ventures in Mexico

Rubber News - Tokai Rubber Industries Ltd. has formed two joint ventures with Germany's Anvis Group to make automotive anti-vibration rubber components in Queretaro, Mexico.

Mexico to drop complaint vs Argentina after auto deal

Reuters - Mexico will drop a complaint before the World Trade Organization against Argentina over trade restrictions after the two countries reached a new automobile pact, Mexican economy minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Friday.

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