The consolidation of the supply chain is a priority. At this point, Mexican companies need to focus on increasing their presence and incorporation into the sector, not just at a local level but also in the US and Canada. It is common for companies to only want to enter the local supply chain but a large percentage of the sector is based north of the border. With the necessary certifications, technology and expertise, those companies could enter supply chains in other countries. Our main goal is to help the industry grow through the consolidation of its supply chain. FEMIA also promotes the sector locally and internationally and gives its members the opportunity to enter this supply chain network, which will facilitate their operations in the country. One of our main goals is to help local and foreign companies interested in entering the Mexican market to join forces and strengthen the supply chain.
In our vision, Mexican states should not compete with each other. Rather than competing, it should be a matter of complementing each other’s capabilities. Our objective is to encourage states to find their niche. We have a very close relationship with all the existing clusters in different states such as Chihuahua, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro and Sonora, working together toward the development of the aerospace industry in Mexico. We worked with the emerging Guanajuato Aerocluster to refocus the the state’s leather industry expertise toward manufacturing parts and components for airplane interiors. We have also worked closely with Zacatecas, providing advice regarding assertive aerospace promotion. We also are Guadalajara’s ally in their quest to find a niche in electronics and avionics.