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90 auto parts companies want to resume operations in Mexico

A total of 90 auto parts companies asked to resume their activities in Mexico in order to supply their products to the terminal automotive industry, which is preparing to start operations in the United States after the most critical phase of COVID-19 in the latter country.

All of these companies are part of the Engine and Equipment Manufacturers Association (MEMA) representing some 1,000 vehicle suppliers that manufacture and remanufacture components and systems for use in passenger cars and heavy trucks and that provide original equipment. to new vehicles, as well as spare parts.

Bill Long, MEMA President and CEO, made this request to Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State, in a letter signed on May 5.

May 12 will be a little ahead of the planned May 18 opening of numerous assembly plants in the United States, which is an essential step in allowing original equipment to be produced on that date.

«We ask that you request clear authorization for vehicle suppliers to restart their operations in Mexico on May 12, prior to the start of a significant level of OE production in the United States on May 18,» Long said. Pompeo in the letter, also signed by 90 companies in the sector.

Mexican sector

Mexico produced auto parts worth $ 99 billion in 2019, according to the National Auto Parts Industry (INA).

The country manufactures much of the supplies, parts and components, from engines, electrical parts and transmissions, to clutches, seat covers, carpets and other auto parts.

The automotive industry (including auto parts) of Mexico contributes around 18.5% of manufacturing Gross Domestic Product (GDP) and the size of the local market for the sector is 70.8 billion dollars.

Auto parts companies

The companies that signed the letter are:


ABC Technologies, Action Truck Parts, Acument Global Technologies, ADAC Automotive, Allison Transmission, ALUDYNE, American Axle & Manufacturing, Aptiv, Arconic Corp, BBB Industries, Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems, BorgWarner Inc., Brake Parts Inc. (BPI), Brembo North America, Inc., Bridgestone Americas, Inc., Brose North America, Inc., Busche Performance Group, Cadillac Products, and Chrysan Industries, Inc., Clean Energy Systems, Continental Automotive Systems, Inc., Coastal Automotive, and Creative Extruded Products , LLC.


Dana, Delphi Technologies, DENSO International America Inc., Diesel Service Center, DieselCore, Eberspaecher North America, Elgin Industries, Faurecia, Freudenberg NA Limited Partnership, GHSP, Inc., Gil-Mar Manufacturing, Global OE Commercial Vehicle, Grote Industries, Haldex , NA, HD Brakes and 5th Wheel Group. Hendrickson International, enniges Automotive, HFI, LLC, and HIROTEC AMERICA.


IEE Sensing, Inc., Illinois Tool Works Inc., International Fuel Injection, Inteva Products, IRISO USA, Inc., KAMX INC, MacLean-Fogg Company, Magna International, Marelli Corporation, Martinrea International Inc., Means Industries, Meritor, Inc ., Metro Fuel Injection, Midwest Fuel Injection, and Montaplast of North America, Mubea Inc.


Nemak, Nexteer Automotive, NMB Technologies Corporation, North American Stamping Group, LLC, NTN Bearing Corp. of America, Omega Holdings, Pacific Fuel Injection, Phillips Industries, Piston Group LLC, Plastomer Corporation, Powers and Sons, LLC, PPG Automotive Coatings Americas , Pressure Systems International, Rand Group Inc., and Robert Bosch LLC.


Schaeffler Group USA Inc., SEG Automotive North America, Shape Corp., Stoneridge, Inc., Superior Industries, Tenneco Automotive, Toyoda Gosei North America Corporation, Truck-Lite, LLC, TS Tech Americas, Inc., TWB Company, LLC, Umicore Autocat USA, Inc., Unique Fabricating Inc., Valeo NA, Varroc Lighting Systems, Velvac, Inc., Webasto Group, and ZF North America.


Through MEMA’s Original Equipment Suppliers Association (OESA) division, this Association has worked directly with automakers to develop industry-recommended Health and Safety Guidelines1 for all suppliers.

These resources are based on the guidance of the publications of the World Health Organization and cover fundamental topics of safety in the workplace: education and communication, preselection of personnel, social distancing, cleaning and disinfection protocols, and other necessary steps .

The letter mentions that MEMA appreciates all that the Mexican ambassador, Christopher Landau, and his team are doing to generate support in the Mexican government for the reopening «as quickly as possible» of essential industries such as vehicle manufacturing and auto parts in Mexico.