Mexico’s Industrial Transformation

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Mexico’s industrial transformation

CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock brings us this special series of reports from Mexico’s industrial heartland.

As Artificial intelligence and advanced robotics are introduced to factories, there are fears this modernization will mean job loss for assembly line workers. Research, however, finds humans will still be vitally important in operations, but simply require a different skillset.

See episode 2, as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock continues his series of reports on Mexico’s industrial revolution.


The world is living through what many are calling the Fourth Industrial Revolution. Just as AI and modern technology are changing lives on an individual level, those advances are doing the same to industry and the assembly line. CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock shows what this look like in Mexico’s industrial heartland in Guanajuato state, in this first in a special series. The state received more than $31 billion in foreign direct investment last year.


See episode 3, as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports on the latest in this series on Mexico’s industrial revolution.

Mexico is hoping to attract more business from across the Pacific by using the latest semiconductor technology in its manufacturing sector, including clean environments and precise assembly lines.

See episode 4, as CGTN’s Alasdair Baverstock reports on the latest in this series on Mexico’s industrial revolution.

As automakers transition to producing more electric vehicles, auto factories are transforming as well.

In Mexico, where the automotive manufacturing industry is already highly developed, ongoing modernizations are attracting global players in the EV sector.


Automation in the industrial sector is increasingly replacing humans on the factory floor. With cars, computers and other products all assembled without a human hand, technological advances in manufacturing are making for greater efficiency and output volumes. But are there alternatives for smaller-scale producers to remain competitive?