Villarreal, Secretary of Economy, along with Hiroshi Shimizu, President and CEO
of Honda Mexico; Tomomi Kosaka, President and CEO of Honda of America
Manufacturing; and Miguel Márquez Márquez, Governor of Guanajuato, inaugurated
the Honda transmission plant.
In the presence of
executives of Honda, impresarios from the automotive sector and employees, the
Secretary of Economy highlighted the confidence of this company, and stressed
the vision of Honda because its decisions are aligned themselves to the great
transformations of the chains of global integration as the North America Free
Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (TPP).
said that the NAFTA was the most important decision that a number of countries
took for a commercial platform for the end of the twentieth century, and today,
the TPP is putting Mexico to the forefront in the platforms of integration of
The TPP will be a
great model for those agreements which, henceforth, can be constructed in the
international arena, he said.
He said that the
alliance in North America grows stronger, strengthening the competitiveness and
the integration of value chains; It is recognized that Asia is the continent
with the highest growth globally, so with the TPP, the alliance with countries
in this region, including Japan, expands itself.
said the pillar of logistics is the next challenge of competitiveness in the
world, so the National Infrastructure Project is on its way to make
modifications so that Mexico continues its expansion.
president of Honda Mexico, said that this plant contributes to the growth and
investment, making real products made in Mexico.
He said that they
are proud to boost the economic development of the country, through the
technological development, job growth and exports. "The goal is to
continue taking root in Mexico," he said.
For his part,
Miguel Márquez Márquez, Governor of the State of Guanajuato, said that the
automotive sector has increased over last year, proving to be in the right
He stressed that
the investments of Honda allow to create a real industrial hub and of
development in the country and in this region, which has been achieved by the
joint work between the three levels of government.
In the event, in
which Ismael Pérez Ordaz, Mayor of Celaya, Guanajuato, welcomed and stressed
that with this new plant, the economic development of the region is
strengthened; Akira Yamada, Ambassador of Japan in Mexico, said the
installation of Japanese companies in this region is based on the confidence
between Mexico and Japan.
The Secretary of
Economy was accompanied by the General Coordinator of Delegations of the SE,
Jorge Cantú Valderrama, and the Delegate of the dependence on the state,
Alberto Bello Albo.
They also were
present Miguel Valadez, President of the High Court of Justice, and Honda executives
as Katsumi Endo, Vice President of Transmission Plant; José de J. Báez Muñoz,
Vice President of Manufacturing; and Rafael Navarro, Director of Logistics.