Direct Suppliers

Boeing predicted that the world will need over 35,000 aircraft in the years preceding 2035. Aircraft demand signals an increasing need for parts, leading global aerospace suppliers to look for more efficient and competitive opportunities. Many have chosen Mexico, due to low manufacturing costs, highly qualified workers and numerous trade policies. The country now boasts a significant number of Tier 1 and 2 companies spread throughout the north and center of Mexico.

This chapter will explore the opportunities Mexico brings to foreign Tier 1 and 2 suppliers, and the challenges they have to face in the country. Some of these companies have been essential for the development of a strong aerospace sector, yet they face challenges to fully consolidate themselves in the country.