|PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2013 (DOC Certified Event) -- Automotive Parts/Services Eq., Automobile/Light Truck/Vans, Computer Software, Operations/Maintenance Services|
PAACE Automechanika is Mexico and Central America's most important automotive trade show. Held annually in Mexico City, the event draws thousands of attendees in the automotive industry. Held with the support of important industry associations, PAACE Automechanika Mexico has become a growing platform for automotive business in the Mexican and Central American markets. PAACE Automechanika Mexico 2012 hosted 541 exhibitors from 20 countries along with 20,611 buyers from 31 countries.
Sales Potential – The greatest opportunities include: spare and replacement parts for gasoline and diesel engines, electrical parts, collision repair parts, gear boxes, drive axles, catalytic converters, and steering wheels. In the first and second-tier supply chain sector, opportunities include: OEM parts and components, precision assembly devices, machine parts, hybrid vehicle components, suspension systems, and pre-assembly components such as small and progressive stampings. Other products in demand include electronic components, specialized tooling, systems that eliminate waste and green technologies such as new combustion systems to reduce gas emission and oil consumption.
Mexico ranks as the 8th largest vehicle producer in the world, and the automotive sector accounts for 17.6 percent of Mexico's manufacturing sector and 3 percent of its national GDP contribution. There are currently nine manufacturers in Mexico including General Motors, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan, Fiat, Renault, Honda, Toyota, and Volkswagen. This manufacturing base produces 42 brands in 20 manufacturing plants. Nissan and Daimler are considering opening another manufacturing plant in Mexico to increase passenger car production. Nissan, GM, Volkswagen, and Honda plan to increase their production in Mexico. Fiat and Mazda are opening up plants for vehicle production in Mexico.
|Michael Thompson, Trade Event Programs|
International Trade Specialist
|Monica Martinez, Mexico City|
|Sara Sanner, Messe Frankfurt USA|