Mexico’s Fast Growing Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry

Mexico’s Fast Growing Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry’s latest Audio Interview "Mexico's Fast Growing Auto Parts Manufacturing Industry” hosted by Ron Hesse features Armando Cortés Galicia.  Mr. Cortés is CEO of the Mexico-based National Auto Parts Industry Association (INA, which represents the interests of more than 900 companies in Mexico). Armando was appointed in June 2023. He is an expert in the automotive and auto parts industry, and has over 15 years of experience working with transnational companies in the public and private sectors. Previously, he was Executive Director for the automotive and auto parts industry at ProMexico, where he spearheaded strategies to attract investment to Mexico and was instrumental in establishing projects valued at over US$ 5 billion. He also worked at Chrysler de México, where he served as manager of strategic projects.

In the 7-minute Audio Interview, Mr. Cortes discusses these questions:

  • Can you provide a bit of history on the Mexico auto parts manufacturing industry, including scope and size?
  • How have foreign automotive suppliers effected the Mexico based supply base over the years?
  • How is the industry doing today, especially with the effects of new technologies (such as EVs), nearshoring, US-China trade war, etc.?
  • What are some areas which the auto parts sector must improve on, and where do you see opportunities?
  • How do you see the industry growing in the next 2-3 years?
  • And provides his Final Thoughts.