TUCSON, Ariz., Oct. 17, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- The latest in a continuing series of Offshore Group podcasts on topics related to manufacturing in Mexico examines the Mexican aerospace industry from a European perspective.
Jean Claude Bouche, a dual Mexican and French citizen currently working to develop connections between the Mexican aerospace industry and the aerospace cluster of Toulouse, France, recently sat down to share his experiences and insights in a discussion centered on the subject of linkages between the Mexican and European aerospace industries.
Throughout the approximately thirty minute-long interview, Bouche points out that, over the last decade, Mexico has not only strengthened its aerospace ties and capabilities within North America, but also is becoming increasingly tied to some of Europe's major industry players.
Among the actions taken by European aerospace manufacturers that will have a long-term positive impact on the development of Mexico's aerospace industry include: The recent decision of Airbus to locate its first non-European manufacturing plant in the State of Alabama. This will cause its European supply chain to look toward Mexico as a possible base for North American manufacturing operations; another important and impacting factor has been the decision of prime contractors such as Eurocopter and the Safran Group to establish an increasing number of production facilities in Mexico.
Bouche believes that at some point all the necessary links in the supply chain will be in place that will enable an entire airplane to be built in and flown out of Mexico, but it is his opinion that achieving this goal will take some time.
The podcast in its entirety can be listened to on The Offshore Group's manufacturing in Mexico website.
The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support, "shelter" services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group's three Mexico manufacturing industrial parks in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group's Vangtel affiliate in Hermosillo, Sonora. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara. Sign up to receive Offshore Group RSS Feeds.
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SOURCE The Offshore Group