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Automotive manufacturing in Mexico

Automotive manufacturing in Mexico enjoys certain significant competitive advantages.  Amongst them are:

  • Geographic proximity to the largest market for passenger vehicles in the world.
  • Low manufacturing costs
  • A beneficial exchange rate
  • Enhanced access to global markets

Moreover, automotive manufacturing in Mexico is a highly integrated industrial activity that includes the participation of major OEM assemblers down to the Tier 3 supplier level. OEM assemblers with a manufacturing presence in Mexico include:

  • Nissan
  • Honda
  • Toyota
  • GM
  • Ford
  • Chrysler/Fiat
  • Volkswagen
  • BMW

In the last several years, Volkswagen has confirmed its plans to invest one billion US dollars in its Mexico production facilities, while BMW is in the process of making a sizable investment, somewhere around $1 billion US, into Mexican suppliers to build a number of parts for the German manufacturer’s new line of sports utility vehicles.  Nissan is increasing investment in automotive manufacturing in Mexico assembly operations by $400 million.  Additionally, Chinese designed vehicles that are built in Mexico will likely hit the U.S. market by 2014. China’s GS Auto has an assembly plant in the State of Michoacan. Automotive manufacturing in Mexico of this magnitude has and continues to create growing opportunities for suppliers of air-conditioning and steering system components, suspension systems, electronic components, molded parts and a wide variety of other products required by OEMs as well as by the aftermarket. The videos available below highlight some of the automotive and transportation manufacturing companies operating in under The Offshore Group’s ISO 9001:2008 certified Mexico Shelter Program.

Cooper Standard – Empalme

Cooper Standard, a leading global automotive industry supplier based in Novi, Michigan, has 70 plants and 16,000 employees worldwide. It has been operating in the Mexico auto industry in Guaymas, Mexico since 1993. The company’s Fluid Systems Division runs two shifts and occupies 50,000 feet of Mexico manufacturing space. It is a premier provider of solutions in the body sealing, fuel, brake and emissions, thermal management and anti-vibration, segments of the automotive industry. Read More.

The Intec Group

The Intec Group, Inc. – based in Palatine, Illinois, was established in 1953 and is a leader in designing and manufacturing precision insert molded, as well as the plastics injection molding of thermoplastic parts. It has been in Guaymas and Empalme, Sonora and manufacturing in Mexico since 2003. The facility’s 70,000-plus square feet are devoted exclusively to supplying the automotive industry. Read More

Jyco Sealing Technology

Jyco Sealing Technologies, an 11-year-old world leader in rubber weather sealing solutions for automotive, heavy truck and RV industries, is based in Dexter, Michigan. The Mexican manufacturing facility opened in October, 2006 and within two years had shipped its millionth part while achieving a world-class scrap rate of only 10 PPM. Read More

Phillips Industries

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