French Aerospace Companies Find Growth Potential in one of Mexico´s Top Aerospace Manufacturing Hubs

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Released by Tijuana EDC- The French Trade Commission (UBIFRANCE) and two aerospace companies visited the city of Tijuana, Mexico; with the purpose of learn more about Tijuana´s manufacturing industry and discover business opportunities, the delegation visited the facilities of global leaders such as Solar Turbines, Suntron, and Ryerson among others.

On October 20th Dassault Systemes and Jet Cut with the support of the French Trade Commission, the Mexican Federation of Aerospace Industries (FEMIA) and PROMEXICO learned about Tijuana´s manufacturing capabilities, and growth of the aerospace sector that imports over $1.5 billion dollars annually in parts, components and materials, representing a significant market for suppliers. Amongst required products are metal mechanics, harnesses, special process, MRO.
Representatives from Dassault Systemes and Jet Cut companies choose Tijuana among other industrial destinations of Mexico, visiting the facilities of Solar Turbines, Ryerson, Suntron and Kerr engineering. The business agenda ended with a networking event at Tijuana EDC Business Center where they met with representatives of federal and local government and private sector business leaders.
Tijuana´s aerospace cluster has the highest concentration of companies with 29 facilities established in the region out of 55 for the State of Baja California, representing the highest concentration of aerospace companies in Mexico. According to Flavio Diaz Miron, President of FEMIA, Baja California is one of the top 3 destinations in Mexico for aerospace investment and estimates an annual growth of over 20% for the next five years.
The Baja California Aerospace Cluster in coordination with FEMIA and the Tijuana EDC recently launched a program to prepare local companies in order to obtain AS9000 and NADCAP certifications and recertification, with the goal to grow local supplies for the aerospace sector at competitive prices. The program includes a UNDP funds to reimburse up to 70% of the cost of certification.

About UBIFRANCE- UBIFRANCE, the French agency for international business development comes under the aegis of France's Ministry for the Economy, Industry & Employment. UBIFRANCE lies at the heart of France's public-sector export support framework. With 64 Trade Commissions in 44 countries, UBIFRANCE offers a comprehensive range of products and services aimed at accompanying French-based companies in their development on export markets

The Tijuana EDC for over 20 years has helped companies from all over the world to establish successful manufacturing facilities in Tijuana, providing them access to services and resources, from Legal and Tax advice, logistics and industrial infrastructure development. These new portfolio of support will guarantee availability of technology resources, that will help companies be more competitive and sets the foundation to attract new technological investments, positioning Tijuana as an innovation hub for manufacturing and process efficiency.


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