Mexico. For the National Auto Parts Industry (INA), dialogue is essential in the construction of agreements that are beneficial for the development of the automotive sector, so it regrets that the parties involved in the UAW union strike have not reached an agreement so far.
The Association "hopes" that the dialogue will continue in order to reach a satisfactory agreement between the parties as soon as possible.
The INA statement comes after the UAW union in the United States announced the start of the strike through the stoppage of different activities in three manufacturing plants: Ford Assembly Plant (final assembly line and paint line) in Wayne, Michigan; Stellantis Assembly Plant in Toledo, Ohio; and General Motors Assembly Plant in Wentzville, Missouri.
Although it is difficult to determine the precise effect of this strike on the auto parts industry in Mexico because it depends on several factors, the INA estimates that, if the current scenario continues, the level of auto parts production nationwide could present a decrease of approximately 76 million dollars during the following seven days after the start of the strike.
To contextualize the figure, it is important to mention that this decrease would represent so far 0.1% of Mexican exports of auto parts made to the United States during 2022.
Similarly, the INA maintains the estimate that the level of employment in the country for the auto parts industry exceeds 900,000 jobs at the end of 2023, so it will seek to support its associates so that, in case there is a reduction in working hours, these spaces can be used for training and training in new technologies such as electromobility. or be dedicated to the corrective and preventive maintenance of production lines.
"The INA will continue to follow up on this issue, and will make updates based on the events that arise in our neighboring country," the association concluded through a press release.