Mexico becoming Nissan’s export hub for Americas: CEO

November 13, 2013

Reuters, 11/12/2013

autosNissan Motor Co Ltd  will build 1 million cars in Mexico by 2016, cementing the country’s position as the export hub for the Japanese automaker in the Americas, Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn told Reuters as he inaugurated a $2 billion plant.

Most of the cars from the new plant in Aguascalientes in central Mexico will be sent by rail to destinations throughout North and South America. A staff of 3,000 in the light, airy plant filled with rows of shiny yellow robots will produce one car every 38 seconds, in partnership with Nissan’s other Aguascalientes plant.

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VW CEO: Mexico key in quest to become world’s top carmaker

January 17, 2013

CNN, 1/17/2013

Mexico BricksAt the lavish opening of Volkswagen’s latest plant in Mexico, the company’s boss and Mexico’s new president join hands to push a button. A vast sheet drops to reveal a gleaming assembly line for engines — surrounded by newly hired VW employees waving Mexican flags. It’s an obviously symbolic moment: Mexico relies heavily on multinational car firms to power an important sector of its economy. The country is currently the fourth largest auto exporter in the world.

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