Irapuato, Gto., Mexico, Jun. 21 (Notimex) .- “Four new Japanese investment projects, for a total of 48 million US dollars, will generate more than 800 jobs and strengthen the automotive cluster and livestock sector in our state”, said Guanajuato Governor Miguel Márquez Marquez.
“The five day tour through Japan made good progress by strengthening ties of business and friendship mainly with authorities and entrepreneurs in Hiroshima, Tokyo and Nagoya”, the governor said at a press conference.
Marquez was accompanied by the ministers of Sustainable Economic Development, Guillermo Romero Pacheco; Agribusiness and Rural Development, Paulo Bañuelos Rosales; of Cofoce, Luis Ernesto Rojas Ávila, and the General Coordinator of Social Communication, Enrique Avilés Pérez.
He added that the company Kyoto Platec will begin operations in October of this year in the Industrial Park Santa Fe III, located in Guanajuato Puerto Interior. With an investment of 20 million dollars and the generation of 120 direct jobs. This company is dedicated to plastic injection molds for the automotive sector.
The company Minamida will settle at the Pilba León Industrial Park, with an investment of 6 million dollars, it will generate 80 jobs and will produce forging parts in cold and micro fabricated bolts and nuts. It is expected to start operations next year.
Ogawa will be installed at the Santa Fe III Industrial Park, in Guanajuato Puerto Interior, with an investment of 3 million dollars and will employ 50 people. It is expected to start operating in July next year manufacturing auto parts and air bag components.
In the livestock sector, an agreement was reached with the managers of ITOCHU, a holding company of Hylie / Avoir, to start operations in Apaseo el Grande and Salvatierra. The investment will be of 18 million dollars and will generate 574 jobs.
With this project, the state of Guanajuato will consolidate its leadership in the poultry sector and increase the trade of pork products to Japan, China, South Korea and the Mexican market.
The governor noted that Toyota’s Executive Vice President, Mr. Osamu Nagata will confirm the Apaseo el Grande investment project, which was backed by Toyota North America CEO Jim Lenz.
“This gives confidence to both parties, we are very happy, and provides certainty on the situation in Mexico in relation with the restructuring of the Free Trade Agreement with the United States and Canada.”
The governor highlighted the training that a group of young Mexicans is receiving in Toyota , especially Pedro Sandoval of San Miguel de Allende, in the area of sealing and molding; and Frank Dávila of the municipality of León in welding.
Also, Hiroshima was visited to celebrate the three years of the Twinning Agreement between the Government of Guanajuato and the Hiroshima Prefecture, which received a formal invitation to showcase their culture and tradition at the next International Cervantino Festival.”
In addition, a meeting was held with the Hiroshima – Guanajuato Friendship Association attended by more than 300 people. It was agreed that a group of Traditional Chefs and Chefs from Guanajuato attend the next Gastronomic Fair to be held in October, and the Festival of Flowers.
In addition, the Estudiantina of the University of Guanajuato will perform at the Rectors Summit of Mexico in Japan, that in this occasion will be held in Hiroshima.
He also visited the Industrial Technology and Control Engineering Departments, at the Hiroshima Prefectural Technical Junior College, where students are being trained in blacksmithing, carpentry, and mechatronics to better incorporate them into factories.
The governor said that he attended the Post Office, where he delivered the prize to the winner of the Photo Contest: “Cruce de Miradas. Hiroshima – Guanajuato “, organized by the State Institute of Culture of Guanajuato that received more than one thousand photographs.
This tour also attended by Guanajuato’s deputy minister of Attraction of Investments, Franco Herrera Sánchez; Alejandro Hernández Fonseca, Director General of Investment Attraction; and the director of International Promotion, Juan Manuel Fernández.