Border area: Heavy-duty truck exports and production from Mexico declined in May

Heavy-duty truck exports and production from Mexico declined in May

Mexican truck production and exports continue to be affected by global supply chain problems and parts shortages, officials said.

Exports of heavy-duty Mexican freight trucks in May decreased 24% year-on-year to 6,021 units, and production decreased 20% year-on-year to 7,179 units.

Both export and production figures for May represent the lowest ever total for Mexico’s truck production and export industries in 2022.

“One day, screws, windows and tires are gone … it’s not just about semiconductors anymore,” Miguel Erisalde, chairman of the American Association of Bus, Truck and Tractor Producers (ANPACT) in Mexico, said in a recent monthly magazine. Said. Press conference..

The United States remains the main destination for trucks produced in Mexico, total Canada and Colombia follow with 94.4% of May exports.

According to Anpact, truck and component manufacturers with assembly plants and factories in Mexico include Freightliner, Kenworth, Navistar, Hino, International, DINA, MAN SE, Mercedes-Benz, Isuzu, Scania, Cummins and Detroit Diesel. ..

Freightliner was the top truck producer and exporter in Mexico this month. The company manufactured 6,653 trucks in May, down 25% year-on-year. Exports were 5,776 units, down 28% from the previous year.

International Trucks Inc. produced 4,957 units in May, an increase of 3.3% year-on-year. Exports were 4,642 units, an increase of 9% over the previous year.

Kenworth produced 1,359 units in May, down 23% year-on-year. Exported 653 trucks, down 1% year-on-year.

Kansas City Southern Railways Invests $ 120 Million in New Project

Kansas City Southern Railway Mexico (KCSM) is celebrating its 25-year operation in the country and has announced an investment of more than $ 120 million in a new rail infrastructure project.

“KCSM’s short- and medium-term objectives are to continue to strengthen its rail network, expand connections to ports and internal terminals, and increase opportunities for international and cross-border trade. Canada Pacific,” said KCSM President. Oscardel Quet said in the release.

KCSM has not identified a project that the company will invest in this year.

In 2021, KCSM improved facilities in the Mexican cities Matamoros, Monterrey, Nuevo Laredo, San Luis Potosí, Veracruz, and the Port of Brownsville, Texas.

KCSM is a division of Kansas City Southern, a Class I railway based in Kansas City, Missouri.

Prologis Building Distribution Warehouse in Dallas

Warehouse giant Prologis plans to build a new warehouse and distribution space in Plano, Texas. Dallas Morning News..

The development will be a 64-acre, eight-warehouse complex located approximately 20 miles north of Dallas. When completed, the complex will provide approximately 1 million square feet of industrial space. The construction schedule for the project was not available.

Prologis is already one of the largest industrial warehouse owners in the Dallas / Fort Worth industrial market, with more than 200 warehouses and approximately 40 million square feet of space.

Amazon opens sixth fulfillment center in Mexico

E-commerce giant Amazon recently opened a new fulfillment center in Guanajuato, Mexico.

The purpose is to boost e-commerce for small and medium-sized retailers in the region, officials said.

Amazon’s facilities are located in the Leonbazio Industrial Complex, which already includes Michelin, Iriso Electronics, Minamida, Samtec, Atsumi and Senko, and Bois.

Amazon currently has six fulfillment centers in Mexico, including two in Mexico City, and facilities in the cities of Tijuana, Quautitlan and Tepotozotran.

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