Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) said that the Ram Heavy Duty will continue being produced in the Derramadero complex, in the Southeast Region of Coahuila, after announcing one ambitious plan of the automotive company which anticipates the investment of 4,500 million dollars to update five plants in Michigan and build a new one of assembly in Detroit.
In January 2018 FCA announced that the Ram production will be moved to Warren, Michigan. Months after, Fiat Chrysler explained that only Heavy Duty will be produced in the United States and that the rest of the Pick Up Ram will continue being assembled in Saltillo.
During the Auto Show 2019 celebrated in Detroit was held the world launching of this Pick Up, it was confirmed it will have an engine made in Coahuila; however, now was announced that the total production of the unit will continue being made in Derramadero.
“The company reported about investments on their operations in Michigan and other global movements as part of their capital expenses plan presented on June 2018. These adjustments are complemented with the strengthening of the plant in Saltillo,” said the Government of Coahuila.
Thereon, Miguel Angel Riquelme, governor of Coahuila, said that the confidence settled in the State by FCA results from the stability and labor peace within the automotive industry and of the economic development of the entity.
“I congratulate myself and it also fills me with more responsibilities to keep investments here in Coahuila, that a company of that size make those decisions, obligate us to continue towards the same path,” he noted.
Meanwhile, Jaime Guerra Perez, secretary of Economy, underlined the high quality of Saltillo’s workforce and of the area, and said that meetings with FCA directives gave good results.
“We are proud this Pick Up, which global release
took place at the Auto Show 2019, is produced in Coahuila, what without doubt
will be of great acceptance due to the entire economic movement that will be
generated; this results from the confidence in the State and the meetings we
held with high executives from FCA in Detroit,” he