Supply center coming to Jalisco
Mexico City.- The second Suppliers Development Center for the Industrial Sector will be opened in Guadalajara next August or September, as informed by Luis Aguirre Lang, Chairman of the Mexican Council of Maquiladora and Export Manufacturing Industry, Consejo Nacional de la Industria Maquiladora y Manufacturera de Exportación (Index).
The purpose of this Center is acting as incubator for small companies, so that they may reach the competitiveness required by companies that currently import supplies into Mexico and eventually substitute such imports. Aguirre Lang said that only in 2011 US$150 billion were imported in raw materials and components for Mexican Export Manufacturing Industry.
In Ciudad Juarez, where there are 334 companies from maquilador sector, that contribute with 80% of the city’s economy with over 200,000 jobs generated, plans are to reach 5% of local contents this year, with a suppliers development program.
According to Jose Luis Armendariz, Chairman of Ciudad Juarez Maquiladoras Association (AMAC), domestic supplies integrated into products throughout Mexico is 4%, while in Juarez it is 3.4%.
Source: CNN Expansion | Date: 23/05/2012