Mexico’s textile industry aims for automotive sector

Mexico’s textile industry aims for automotive sector

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Out of 160 companies from the textile industry working in Mexico, at least 29 have found a niche of market in the automotive sector in the last five years and the forecast is that another 20% of associates shall be able to venture as suppliers for the next year.

The President of the Association of Textile Entrepreneurs from Puebla (APET), Jose Miguel Brito Garcia Teruel, explained that firms who have modernized their equipment and facilities are now looking for new opportunities.

Filters, air bags, covers for seats, doors, bands and cables with Premium quality are now produced in Puebla for clients including Volkswagen, Mercedes Benz, BMW, among others.

In the case of foreign textile companies there is the Austrian company Boxmark Leather, located in Tehuacan, Puebla, manufacturer of seats and leather accessories for luxury cars, trains and airplanes, which is set to create 2,500 jobs.