Webinar: Overview of the Automotive Sector in Mexico

Webinar: Overview of the Automotive Sector in Mexico

The webinar for Overview of the Automotive Sector in Mexico took place on March 26, 2018! The automotive sector in Mexico, aftermarkets parts overview, and PAACE Automechanika Trade Show, which Temel Gaskets is also one of the attendances of the fair for many years, has been discussed in the webinar sections. This webinar was a great opportunity to learn about the massive opportunities available on automotive sector in Mexico and PAACE trade Show. Victor Tapia from Temel Gaskets heard from the experts on this dynamic market for the automotive sector: Monica Martinez – Commercial Specialist, U.S. Embassy – Mexico City Alejandro Calderon – President of the Mexican Association of Spare Parts Distributors Mexico is the 5th Largest Producer in the World In the first block of the webinar, Monica Martinez, a commercial specialist at the U.S. Embassy in Mexico City, explains the importance of the automotive sector in Mexico. There are currently 12 foreign light passenger vehicle manufacturers, which produce 500 models in 20 different facilities.  On the other hand, there are 9 heavy duty truck automakers producing more than 100 models in 12 different plants across the country. In 2017, 3.9 million cars produced. This number is expected to increase to 5 million by 2020, positioning the country as the 5th largest producer in the world. While the demand for new vehicles in the domestic market is low, it is expected to increase in the next couple years. Last year, 75% of new units were exported to the US and Canada alone. Other important commercial partners in Latin America such as Chile and Peru imported close to 8%. The...
6 Tips for Automechanika Mexico City 2016

6 Tips for Automechanika Mexico City 2016

 (Photo Credit: https://www.flickr.com/photos/lastingimages/12373124983/in/photostream/)   From April  13-15, Temel Gaskets will attend PAACE Automechanika Mexico City 2016, in Mexico City, Mexico. This year, Industria Nacional de Autopartes (INA) and Messe Frankfurt , have partnered to host the automotive OEM and aftermarket event. We will be present to discuss new projects, and look forward to meeting with potential business partners.  The automotive industry in Mexico is an engine of national economic growth, with the fastest growth rate of developing countries. This activity represents 3.3% of its Gross Domestic Product and contributes to 20% of the manufacturing industry. In addition, 10% of foreign direct investment comes from the automotive industry. Mexico is ranked as the seventh largest producer of light vehicles worldwide and is expected to be the fifth by 2020 (CNNExpansion). Mexico’s main strengths are its competitive costs, the quality of automotive manufacturing, its proximity to the U.S., and network of trade agreements with 40+ countries. For all those who will join us in Mexico City, we recommend these tips to make your journey safer and easier. Taxis If you are traveling to Mexico City by air, you will probably fly into the Mexico City-Benito Juarez International airport. At the end of the terminal, immediately before the exit, you will find booths for taxi companies. They operate with flat rates from the airport and the fee will be determined by distance of your destination. You will pay at the booth and receive a ticket to give to the driver. It will be useful to have your hotel address printed, so the driver can have a clear understanding of your destination. During the show, taxis will be...