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Wednesday 22 October 2014

El Diario de Chihuahua

  • Delphi will cut down 260 jobs

    Sistemas Eléctricos y Conmutadores (SEC), one of Delphi’s plants in Ciudad Juarez will lay off 260 workers, the Company informed.

    Xochitl Diaz Porras, Corporate Affairs Manager for Delphi in Mexico, explained that the reason for the recent cut down is the expiration of two products manufacturing agreements.

    She added that usually when agreements for products manufacturing expire they are renewed, which did not happen this time, and therefore the Company was forced to make adjustments in its operations.

    She said that one of the possible reasons why the products were taken out the market might be the renewal in automotive companies, which are abandoning the assembly of large cars to prefer small and efficient vehicles. In addition, one of the local plants was recently sold, while others, including the Technical Center, were forced to reduce their labor force, which had an impact on around 400 workers.
  • Leviton closes 800 employees plant

    Leviton, manufacturer of electric systems for construction sector, closed their plant in Ciudad Juarez, affecting 800 workers.

    With Leviton closing, there are already around 10 maquiladora companies that have moved away from Ciudad Juarez, Jorge Pedroza, Director of Maquiladoras Association, informed.

    He added that plants closings are due to the crisis in the United States, which has brought as consequence a considerable drop in orders made to many local companies, and the lost of almost 20 thousand jobs in the City.

    People involved in Leviton closing, who asked to remain anonymous, said that part of the labor force, made up by 800 workers, were relocated in other plants the company has in the State of Chihuahua and other states in Mexico.

    Pedsa and Contec are among the plants forced to stop operating due to the crisis.
  • Nokia brings investment and technology to Mexico

    Reynosa, Tamaulipas- Nokia will invest US$60 million in its plant located in Tamaulipas between. 2008 and 2009, to install equipment to manufacture their mobile communication devices.

    Jeff Marquis, General Manager for Nokia Reynosa, said that only two other plants – in the 10-plant network this manufacturer has all over the world – have this state-of-the-art technology (China and India).

    They are machines with a high design that make them work faster and have increasingly smaller components, as El Universal could see during a visit to the facilities that produce cell phones mainly for markets in Mexico, North and South America.

    Operations in this plant have made of Nokia the number one exporter in Reynosa, Tamaulipas, and number five at a national level, according to data from the Ministry of the Economy.
  • New aeronautics company coming to Chihuahua; will invest US$85 million

    Chihuahua, Chih- A new company in the aeronautics sector will. announce its arrival to Chihuahua within a few days, with US$85 million investment, to reach committed capital for US$1.905 billion at the State in the next few months, Alejandro Cano Ricaud informed.

    Mr. Cano, Minister of Industrial Development, said that there have been four new companies in the aerospace cluster announcing their arrival in less than two months, because last July Manoir Industries, Nordam Group and CAV Aerospace officially announced a joint investment for US$40 million at the State.

    There are several companies in this field operating in Chihuahua, such as Honeywell Aerospace, Labinal Safran Group, SGI-Electro Switch, Textron Cessna, Aerosan, Cambian Industries, Capsonic Automotive & Aerospace; Hawcker Beechcraft, Corporation Zodiac and Air Cruisers.

    Mr. Cano pointed-out that Chihuahua is ahead of other states this year attracting investment in the aeronautics sector, from companies that have seen the State as a site with high competitiveness.

    Regarding investment to be made at Chihuahua, he reminded that Ford announced investments for US$830 million; Foxconn will invest US$200 million; Cerveceria Cuauhtemoc will invest US$750 million; the aeronautics companies Manoir, Nordam and CAV will add US$40 million and the new operation to be announced is planning to inject US$85
    million more.