Automotive company John Deere is looking for Guanajuato suppliers to integrate to its value chain, and to this effect, it hosted a “Supplier Day”. Over 20 companies participated in this business meeting, with the objective of getting at least 10 new mid-term local providers. The Company is looking for iron smelting, machining, wire forms, pipe folding assembly, plastics injection, gears, cabin components, hose and hydraulic line vendors. Luis Antonio Vargas, Sector Director of Developing Industries at the Coordination for Foreign Commerce Development (COFOCE), underscored that John Deere has doubled the amount of its supply purchases over the last five years; nowadays, 40% of its providers are from the national market, the challenge is to raise that percentage to 60% within the next two years.

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