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Moldex Vekstar electric cars from Mexico, made by the Mexican company Vekstar




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Gurgel Brazilian car maker company of the 1960s

September 1, 1969 is a date that will forever be marked in the history of the Brazilian automobile industry. 50 years ago, mechanical engineer and electrical engineer João Augusto Conrado do Amaral Gurgel fulfilled a dream and founded Gurgel Motores, a 100% national car manufacturer.

But the narrative begins 20 years earlier. In 1949, Gurgel graduated from the São Paulo Polytechnic School. His graduation project was a popular car that would meet Brazilian needs.

The name was suggestive: Tião. Legend has it that his advisor threw cold water on the crazy idea by saying that “a car is not something you make, a car you buy”. Gurgel presented a crane proposal to complete his studies. The idea of the automobile, however, never left his imagination.




100% NATIONAL from Brasil.

In this video I tell you about an incredible company that is little known and talked about here on YouTube - Agrale, a 100% national vehicle manufacturer from Brazil



DINA Trucks S.A. of C.V. is a Mexican bus and truck manufacturer company based in Ciudad Sahagún, State of Hidalgo. Created by the Federal Government of Mexico in 1951, it is currently property and subsidiary of Grupo Empresarial G since 1989. The company has gone through several stages of production of different transport models throughout its history, thanks to different agreements with different international companies.

Privatization and Internationalization

In 1989, the parastatal company Diesel Nacional (trucks, engines, plastics and buses) was acquired by Consorcio Grupo G S.A. of C.V. (also known as Western Business Group - "GEO Group") owned by the Jalisco brothers Rafael (†), Armando, Guillermo, Alfonso and the Senator for Jalisco of the LIX Legislature Raymundo Gómez Flores and his father Alfonso Gómez Somellera. The Gómez Flores family also owns the MINSA firm, they were shareholders in Mexicana de Autobuses S. A. (MASA) and the defunct Banca Cremi.
During the first years in which the company was privatized, commercial relations were maintained with partners who had obtained agreements during its stage as a parastatal company. Thus, in 1991, the NAVISTAR DTA-360 and DTA-466 series engines were introduced to the market in the cargo truck segment. The following year, in 1992, an agreement was initiated with the Brazilian company Marcopolo S.A., a leading company in the production and sales of buses in South America at that time. The results of this agreement would be the manufacture of the Marcopolo Paradiso and Viaggio model bodies for the Mexican market, with a duration of 10 years. In 1993, exports of these models to Central and South America began.
In 1994, DINA Composites, S.A. was established. of C.V. with the purpose of developing plastic technologies for the automotive industry; Thus, in that same year, Grupo G acquired the assembly plants of Motor Coach Industries International to facilitate exports to the North American market.
In 1996, it incorporated CAT engines from the Caterpillar company and the brand has a presence throughout America and increases its presence in the Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Sudan.
In 1997, it inaugurated its truck and bus assembly plant in the industrial zone of the town of Mercedes, in Buenos Aires, Argentina, converting the company "Internacional Dina" into "DIMEX" as a subsidiary of DINA Camiones S.A. of C.V. from Mexico.