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Weekly Roundups

The Week in Automotive: Elections, Sales, Production, Mobility

By Alejandro Enríquez | Thu, 06/10/2021 - 16:31

Last Sunday’s midterm elections sent the right signals to investors, several industry leaders told MBN. Do not miss our analysis on the impact of this election in the automotive and aerospace sectors. Also, OEMs celebrated Earth Environmental Day by renewing their commitments to a more sustainable future.

Do not miss our conversation with BEAT Mexico, one of the fastest-growing ride-hailing apps in Latin America. Meanwhile, President of Haskell Co, Luis Jimenez details key aspects of state-of-the-art manufacturing sites.

In case you missed it, the video from Manufacturing of the Future: Digital Transformation for All, part of the Mexico Business Forum program is now available.

Ready? This is the week in automotive!

Automotive and Aerospace Expectations Post-Midterm Elections

The results of Mexico’s midterms elections held on June 6 are a positive sign for investors and industry leaders. President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s ruling MORENA party is now below the qualified majority in the lower chamber of the Mexican Congress that is needed to amend the Mexican constitution, a development that will boost the confidence of foreign investors, industry leaders say. Do not miss the statements from ANPACT, AMDA and Nissan Mexicana, among other industry leaders.

Mexican Sales and Production Figures in Detail

Sales and Production in May showed a prominent recovery compared to May 2020, a month when production operations and most sales floors remained closed. Sales year-on-year grew 103.8 percent and 14.6 percent on accumulated figures. On the other hand, production accumulated figures showed a 38.7 percent recovery while year-on-year production reported a 956 percent recovery in May alone.

Beat Mexico: Pushing the Boundaries of Ride Hailing

Beat arrived in Mexico two years ago to innovate ride-hailing business models, offering traditional and electric vehicles. Read our interview with the General Manager Mexico of BEAT, Enrique Mendoza. Beat is part of FREE NOW, a joint venture between BMW AG and Daimler AG that promotes shared mobility around the world.

Haskell: Supporting Manufacturing Investments in Mexico

International construction firm Haskell discussed its role in helping companies manage, design, plan and conduct new investment projects. Do not miss our interview with Luis Jiménez, President of Haskell.

Automotive Companies Celebrate World Environment Day

This year’s World Environment Day, which focuses on ecosystem restoration, was celebrated on June 5 with the theme is “Reimagine, Recreate, Restore,” according to the UN. In the wake of this day, automotive companies Nissan and BMW announced their new sustainable initiatives and commitments for 2030.

Audi Continues Its Commitment to Sustainability

In an effort to achieve sustainability, Audi Mexico has recycled more than 30,000 tons of waste during the company's operations to produce the Audi Q5 and all its derivatives in its pathway. The company continues to re-route its path to achieve a carbon-neutral balance by 2050.  As a result, the German automaker has implemented its Mission: Zero, which is a plan to achieve an environmentally friendly production.

VIDEO: Manufacturing of the Future: Digital Transformation for All

Leaders in the digitalization of manufacturing operations detailed the key variables to embrace digitalization during Mexico Business Forum 2021. Sebastian Romo, CEO & Co-Founder of Tridi Additive Manufacturing; Manuel Macedo, CEO & President of Honeywell Latin America; Gustavo Zecharies, Regional Vice President Latin America at Rockwell Automation; Felipe Villarreal, CEO of Alian Plastics; and Argenis Bauza, Digital Lighthouse Partner Mexico and Central America at KPMG, took part in the conversation.

Alejandro Enríquez Alejandro Enríquez Journalist and Industry Analyst