Development of the electrical industry in Mexico
Within the framework of the fourth edition of Tooling Supplier Meetings in Monterrey, Nuevo León, Edgar Ortega Valencia, purchasing manager for Giant Motors in Latin America explained that there are three strategic sectors to promote the growth of the electricity industry in Mexico.
First, using high-tech auto parts. “We have been good in recent years in the construction of printing, being able to produce the designs that clients ask us, however, now we have to move to the second stage so that our products are more technological.
“The issue of conductive plastics, recycled plastics, and composite materials; Yes, they use it well in high-tech industries, but the automotive industry is going there. Their cost is lower but it also adds value to our product,” he said.
The infrastructure, which provides city areas and roads with electric chargers, “is something that we have left, however, there is a possibility to develop to transform businesses.”
Finally, he pointed out, linking technology to all the tools that help optimize production processes.
“Before we produced tools the size of a table, now the tooling must be intelligent, with industry 4.0; Now you must see in the production line how you can optimize the issues of ergonomics, safety and artificial intelligence.
“Not only has the mechanical side of the component but also goes one step further. In other words, my solution is not only to sell a design that my client needs, but also the connection, reports, dashboards, which intelligent,” he explained.
Giant Motors and the success of electric cars in Mexico
Ortega Valencia, who has more than 10 years of experience in the automotive, aerospace and semiconductor industries, also highlighted which elements help to get closer to meeting the goal established by National Electricity Mobility Strategy 2030.
“The most important point is that we have the capacity to produce electric cars. Then the infrastructure, slow and fast chargers, and the third point is to make it profitable to sell the charge, the private initiative that investing in the electric charger infrastructure is how we get rid of the fear of using a vehicle of this type.
Edgar Ortega participated in the panel “Success story for migrating projects from abroad to Mexico”, where he shared a table with Sergio Ramos, from Schneider; Javier Galaviz, from SAF Holland Group and Héctor Tijerina, from Invest Monterrey during the first day of Tooling Supplier Meetings.
According to Ortega, Giant Motors It is the number one brand in the sale of electric vehicles in Mexico and Latin America, because “for every 10 electric vehicles sold, five are JAC”, vehicles assembled at this company’s plant located in Ciudad Sahagún , Hidalgo.