NISSAN IS SEEKING FOR SUPPLIERS IN MEXICO
Nissan pretends to increase by 13% the local components of vehicles manufactured in the country, so they will seek to increase their Tier 1, 2 and 3 supplier base within the next two years.
The company is maintaining an average of 77% local content in its Mexico produced vehicles. Its current goal is to reach 84% local content by 2016 and 90% by 2018. This could result in the addition of 50 new Tier 1 suppliers. In 2014, the company spent US$5.6 billion on 20 thousand auto parts and components, and by 2016, purchases will total US$7.2 million. Tier 1 suppliers of construction and repairs, Tier 2 suppliers of machined forgings, castings, plastic composites, electronic components, and Tier 3 suppliers of aluminum alloys, resins and rubber and specialized steel, are wanted for this expansion.
Among the requirements suppliers must meet are: ANPQP certification (a quality standard similar to ISO9000), capacity of development and good financial health.
MEXICO, THE MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY TO INVEST IN THE ENERGY SECTOR
The French energy group Engie said Mexico is the most important country for new investment and announced their participation in the tender to be offered with the energy reform. Philippe Delmotte, General Director of Engie Mexico, said the company is preparing three projects to participate in tenders that the Federal Electricity Commission (CFE) will carry out in three power plants, with an investment of approximately US$1 billion each. Mr. Delmotte said the natural gas project under construction "Los Ramones", celebrated with Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex), is considered the most important of the past 400 years.
Engie will operate the pipeline with a required investment of US$1 billion, with a transport capacity of 2.1 billion cubic feet of gas. He said the starting point of this strategic project is San Luis Potosi to reach Apaseo el Alto, Guanajuato, and it is expected to start operations in late 2015. There is also the energy extension project, the "Mayakan", which investment is nearly US$100 million in the Peninsula of Yucatan, to supply natural gas to the region for the generation of clean electricity and transport capacity of 300 million cubic feet per day.
HOUSING OF LOW REVENUE, OPPORTUNITY OF BUSINESS FOR MEXICO: BID
The market of the housing of low income, it grew 25 per cent in the last decade, and presents new opportunities of business, the Inter-American Bank of Development (BID) thought. The market of housing for the base of the pyramid in Mexico (people who the revenue is minor to 10 dollars a day), grew 25 per cent between 2000 and 2010, to reach 40 billion annual dollars.
After the food sector, in what more there spend the Mexicans of the base of the pyramid is in housing, on having represented 24 per cent of their total expense. " This market presents important opportunities of business for companies that look for financial and social returns ", exposes the BID. The organism says that the Mexicans of the base of the pyramid spend in mortgage, rent, materials for construction and / or autoconstruction and credits for the improvement of the home and details that the expense in housing per capita increased 14 per cent in this period.
In Mexico, there are financial companies that have initiated to serve the market of low income, as (aaAPRECIA S.A. de C.V.), that offer lendings without guarantees and in the long term for purchase of housing across a program of salary deductions, focused on a market of more of six million municipal and state Mexican employees, without access to programs of housing of the federal government.
Another example of business is that of the autoconstruction, which in Mexico has had a positive impact in benefit of more than two million persons in the base of the pyramid, model that one has answered in other countries of the region, in support of more than 400 thousand families.
Source: El INFORMADOR
THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY COMMERCIALIZED 502 MILLION 935 VEHICLES FROM JANUARY TO MAY OF 2015
The automotive industry in the country exceeded for the first time in its history, in the first five months of the year, half a million vehicles sold in the domestic market.The deputy general director of the Mexican Association of Automobile Dealers (AMDA), Guillermo Rosales Zarate, reported that from January to May this year were sold 502,935 units, ie 20.8% more than in the same period of 2014, when they were sold 416,233 vehicles. Released only in the fifth month of the year, domestic sales of the industry grew 15.6%, with 101,982 vehicles, which also represented the fifth month of the highest year in recent history.The May sales figure exceeded by 13,738 cars to May 2014.
Thus, in the fifth month of the year, sports cars grew 46.2%, with sales of 712 units, followed by heavy trucks 39.8%, which represented 179 units sold, the subcompact segment achieved growth of 26.4% to 38 thousand 427 vehicles; multipurpose grew 18.9% to 20,850 placed cars, luxury units sold 8.4% more vehicles with five thousand 127 and compact, which increased its placement at 1.7%, the market 23,513 units.
Source: Mexican Business Web