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Conformarán clúster coreano de autopartes | Directorio de la Industria Maquiladora de Baja California

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Monterrey, NL. In Coahuila and Nuevo Leon project integrating a cluster comprised of Korean automotive proveeduría capital due to the arrival of Kia Motors and the eventual arrival of Hyundai in the coming years.

Secretary for Economic Development and Competitiveness of Coahuila, Jose Antonio Gutierrez Jardón said that in recent weeks came to that entity an investment for $ 600 million for the automotive sector, of which one part comes from Korean suppliers of KIA.

This, he said, was the beginning of the formation of a Korean cluster between Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, which will be strengthened with the eventual arrival of Hyundai in the coming years.

“It will be an exchange for suppliers; Hyundai is probably in a few years, comes on the heels of Kia, is to strengthen the Korean cluster between Nuevo Leon and Coahuila, “said the official, who said that the goal is to create a relationship similar to that between the states Bajio, where Japan has to Nissan, Honda, Mazda and soon Toyota in addition to auto parts companies.

The automotive sector remains one of the pillars of the economy of Coahuila. The state is the largest producer of auto parts, with a contribution of 18.2% nationally, according to the National Auto Parts Industry. This sector contributes 22.3% of the state GDP, according to data of BBVA Research.

Korean suppliers

In Nuevo Leon it announced, since last year, the arrival of 12 reputable suppliers of KIA Motors, which invested nearly 1,000 million.

Meanwhile, in Coahuila arrival 10 auto parts suppliers of Korean origin, which will serve the needs of the four automakers already installed in the state is expected: Freightliner, Fiat, Chrysler and General Motors (GM), as well as KIA.

Among the Korean auto parts suppliers who came to the company in this year, the state government announced in recent days an investment of 765 million pesos from the Dong Yang Piston, manufacturer of pistons for cars and motorcycles, which is already provider GM and Kia.

An investment of 367 million pesos Yongsan Korean Automotive Mexico, maker of automotive interior seats in Ramos Arizpe was also announced.

They come more investments

Jardón Gutierrez said the arrival of Asian companies to Coahuila is not due only to the KIA effect, but the fact that the state has been working for a year and a half to attract investment. Soon, he said, the arrival of another Korean supplier will invest $ 200 million was announced.

“Some (of these investments) are projects that come after GM’s announcement; it will manufacture a car here (Chevrolet Cruze), a new line of 400 million dollars in its plant in Ramos Arizpe, “he said.

“The auto industry has 35 years in the organization and gives an advantage to the American cluster and now (he will) to Korean. Although investment (KIA) remained in Nuevo Leon, Coahuila with such a strong industry we have the advantage of being close to the project and have skilled labor, educational infrastructure aimed at the automotive industry, that gives strength to state, “stressed the Secretary of Economic Development.


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