Industrial Engineer Engineering and Management Solutions at Work

September 2013    |    Volume: 45    |    Number: 9

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Generating an industrial cluster

Mexican university IEs map strategy for automobile sector

By Homero H. Contreras, Pablo Nuño, José Antonio Santillana and Martha Cabanas

The automotive industry is one of the most important worldwide, and Mexico is no exception. In particular, Puebla, a Mexican state located in the center of the country about 80 miles from Mexico City, is a key player in this sector, as a Volkswagen manufacturing plant has operated there since 1964. Volkswagen’s long-term stability, investments and employment base have, of course, generated ancillary industrial activity and numerous supporting enterprises.

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