“A great addition for the Mexico manufacturing industry,” says Denisse Martinez, Co-Production International.
The Mexico manufacturing industry proved to be an established car making location when Audi confirmed that they will open a production plant in Mexico; this will be their first North American operation. The fabrication starts date is 2016 and they are going to produce a SUV model. The exact location of the plant has not been announced but it is expected to be decided later this year.
The company’s goal, according to Johan De Nysschen, president of American Audi, is to increase the market global share in US and Europe. To open the plant in Mexico will definitely allow for global market share to be accomplished.
"As an established car making location, Mexico offers an excellent economic basis for Audi production operations," Audi CEO Rupert Stadler said in a statement "Good infrastructure, competitive cost structures and existing free trade agreements played a significant role in the choice."
The group Volkswagen AG already has an automotive plant in Puebla, an engine plant in Silao (Central Mexico) and plans on building a $500 million engine plant in Guanajuato that will supply both VW’s plants in Puebla and in Chattanooga, TN.
"The Volkswagen Group has a well-established and highly regarded manufacturing presence in Mexico, so it's logical for its Audi brand to use that advantage," senior analyst Bill Visnic said in a statement.
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