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Auto manufacturing and automation booming in Mexico

Thursday, July 13, 2017


When Donald Trump won the U.S. presidency in November, he promised to lure back manufacturing jobs. Midway through 2017, however, it looks as if Mexico’s automotive engine can’t be stalled: the industry is anticipating its eighth consecutive year of record-high production and exports.

And in a bid to stay competitive, the Mexican car industry is embracing ever more automation. Just as U.S. manufacturers are increasingly turning to robots take on work once done by humans, so too is Mexico.

Source: MIT Technology Review