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Growth in Mexico helps push NA toward record production levels


January 5, 2015 10:14 am ET

Driven by surging Mexican factories, North American light-vehicle production for 2014 is headed for the second-highest level on record by the time the final numbers are counted.

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Braskem Idesa JV nearing completion in Mexico, expected to open mid-2015


December 29, 2014 1:23 pm ET

Braskem SA's Ethylene XXI joint venture with Mexico's Grupo Idesa SA is 88 percent finished, the two partners said Dec. 24. They aim to have the $4.5 billion complex up and running by July.

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China's Ningbo Joyson buying German auto supplier Quin


December 29, 2014 10:16 am ET

China's Ningbo Joyson Electronic Corp. is planning its second acquisition of a German auto supplier, announcing it will buy Quin GmbH, a maker of steering wheels, airbag covers and other interior trim.

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Rotoplas opens first US plant


December 24, 2014 10:14 am ET

Mexico City-based Grupo Rotoplas SAB de CV opened its first rotational molding plant in the United States earlier this month, according to Chief Financial Officer Mario Antonio Romero Orozco.

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Indian auto parts maker set to buy assets in Germany, Mexico


December 18, 2014 10:35 am ET

Indian auto parts maker Samvardhana Motherson Gropup is buying the assets of insolvent German plastics car parts producer Scherer & Trier (S&T).

Mold maker I. Thibault plans to invest more capital in Mexico


December 16, 2014 1:03 pm ET

Canadian mold maker I. Thibault Inc. plans to invest more capital in its wholly owned Mexican subsidiary, which it started operating in the summer.

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Milacron opening Mexico technical center, considers another in Brazil


December 16, 2014 12:58 pm ET

Milacron LLC plans to officially open a new technical center in Querétaro, 140 miles northwest of Mexico City, early in 2015, and the company is considering building another tech center in Brazil.

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Indian mold maker Vasantha sees 'great potential' in Mexico


December 16, 2014 12:52 pm ET

Indian mold maker Vasantha Tool Crafts Pvt. Ltd. has appointed its first sales representative in Mexico, 15-year plastics industry professional Eric Brenn.

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Fiat Chrysler drops Chrysler Group name in favor of FCA US


December 16, 2014 9:05 am ET

Chrysler is Chrysler no more. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, the Netherlands-based parent company of what was Chrysler Group LLC, said today that it has changed the name of its U.S. affiliate from Chrysler Group to FCA US LLC. The change is effective...

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Mexican and Spanish plastics leaders seek business ties


December 15, 2014 6:00 am ET

MEXICO CITY — Spanish and Mexican plastics industrialists met in Mexico’s capital last week, aiming to increase business and technological cooperation between the two countries.

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