Trac Precision Machining, part of the Trac Group Ltd,
started manufacturing its turbine blades for
commercial jet engines and power generation equipment in
Mexico in 2009.
The company has signed an agreement with The Offshore
Group, which has enabled companies to establish
and maintain manufacturing facilities in Mexico at low
cost and risk since 1986.
Trac Group's decision to locate manufacturing in Mexico was
based on its need to grow capacity to meet customer
needs; lower its base cost for manufacturing; and to
meet demand by customers to source in U.S. currency. One
of its biggest customers is Rolls Royce, with whom it will
share 50 percent of the capacity of the Sonora
Mexico exported over US$3.2 billion in
aerospace manufactures and services in
2010. This figure is expected to exceed
US$5 billion by the beginning of 2012.
Mexico is the largest military and commercial aircraft
market in Latin America. It has the second
largest business aircraft fleet in the world and has a
large private aviation services industry to service the oil
and gas sector and provide executive transport. Mexico is
striving to develop the capacity to assemble executive jets
in the next 6-8 years. Mexican aerospace imports are
spread evenly between aircraft and aircraft parts,
aero-engines and avionics. After China, Mexico
is forecast to be the second largest market for the
Aerospace sector in the next two decades.
The Mexican Government has targeted aerospace as a
strategic industry in its economic development
strategy. Government, industry and academia are
co-ordinated in their approach to attract foreign
There are around 240 aerospace manufacturing companies
employing over 30,000 individuals. The main clusters are
located in the north and the Northern States and Central
State of Queretaro. In recent years the sector has
attracted significant investments from some of the largest
companies in the sector including Honeywell, Bombardier,
Bell, Cesna, GKN, Meggitt and Triumph.
Engine, electronic and landing system components, plastic
injection, heat exchangers, precision machining, airfoil
repairs, audio and in video systems, fuselage insulation
and interior parts.
Engineering design and aeronautical components for military
and civil applications.
Machining parts, vacuum heat treatment and chemical
processing. There is low availability of aerospace grade
materials for structural welding.
Sheet metal fabricators of super alloys, major sub-assembly
companies, structure manufacturers, tooling companies and
Special chemical processes and non-destructive testing.
Environmental solutions for reducing emissions including
Maintenance, repair and overhaul services.
Development of commercial and military projects related to
high dual technology.
Contact and Further Information
A report on the Mexican aerospace sector as well as more
information about the specific business opportunities,
can be obtained by contacting the UKTI team in
British Consulate Monterrey Tel: +52 81 8356 5359 Email:
Source - UKTI