Fiat Chrysler Automobiles, announced Sunday, January 8 that it would invest one billion dollars for re-equipment and modernization of two plants located in the Midwest which will produce pickups utilities type Ram is currently manufactured in Mexico.
The automaker said the investment will result in the creation of over 2,000 jobs. He also said that he is considering adding to its range of production three new models Jeep, a pick-up truck.
This announcement comes as the elected president of the american Donald Trump has threatened Thursday Toyota a “heavy tax border” if the manufacturer exports to the Us cars assembled in Mexico.
The future occupant of the white House, who will take office on 20 January, has taken during his campaign to Ford and General Motors, accusing them of produce at lower cost in Mexico neighbor, to the detriment of employment in the United States.
Made in America to honor in Detroit
For a number of manufacturers, the auto show, which opened this weekend in Detroit will be the opportunity to develop investment projects in the United States.
The chairman and ceo of Daimler, Dieter Zetsche, announced on Sunday during the show that the group planned to invest 1.3 billion additional dollars to expand the production of the SUV at its plant in Alabama.
Hinrich Woebcken, ceo of Volkswagen North America, said on Sunday to Reuters anticipate investment of $ 7 billion in the United States between 2015 and 2019, as well as the launch of manufacturing in the United States of its new SUV model Atlas.
Volkswagen has a plant in Mexico for 50 years and does not plan to move to the United States jobs of the mexicans.
“We take our investment decisions based on the cycles of government”, he said on the sidelines of the Detroit auto show, defending a “horizon of 8, 12, 14 years.”