Puebla, Pue. The National Chamber of the Transformation Industry (Canacintra) seeks to bring auto parts suppliers closer to the American company Link EV Electric Vehicleswhich will install an electric vehicle plant in the Ciudad Modelo area in San José Chiapas, to supply components.
Luis Espinosa Rueda, president of the organization, considered it important that the directors of this plant know the productive capacity that it has in Pueblaas well as the quality of auto parts offered, in order to lower manufacturing costs.
He indicated that the more than 90 suppliers, which generate more than 120,000 jobs, can meet component requirements, as is the case for several assemblers in the country, which in the case of electric cars that will be manufactured in the Pueblan territory, they need to know thoroughly which ones they need.
The leader commented that the companies that will come to have a contract with Link EV Electric Vehiclesthey must invest in expanding production lines, therefore, they need to have this approach prior to the start of operations of the assembly plant.
He considered it necessary to carry out business meetings with the support of the State Ministry of Economy, to present the product catalogs and, with this, look for some possibility of a contract.
We do not rule out Link EV Electric Vehicles having its own chain of suppliers, but it would be more expensive to import them than to make them here with companies from Puebla, which have important clients in the country’s automotive industry”, he stressed.
He pointed out that it is time for the suppliers of Canacintra to have a rapprochement with the assembly plant, but it is important that the state government be an interlocutor.
Espinosa Rueda stressed that it is positive that there are new investments in the automotive industry in Puebla, because it strengthens the companies in the sector and opens up opportunities for the supply chain, which not only concentrates its services on volkswagen Y Audi.
He indicated that the suppliers of auto parts have been modernizing according to the requirements, and the Tier 1 are increasingly requiring more support from the Tier 2 to meet production goals, for which the latter have been certified to be on par in quality processes.
The American assembly plant foresees an investment of 265 million dollars and the generation of 400 direct jobs in a first phase.