From February 20-22, Keats Manufacturing will be exhibiting at Automotive Meetings, the annual international automotive manufacturing forum. Held at the Queretaro Congress and Convention Center in Queretaro, this exciting event — the only auto supply chain event in Mexico — brings together industry-leading OEMs from across the globe.

The team at Keats Manufacturing is also pleased to announce that we’ll be exhibiting at Mexico’s Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit at the El Paso Convention Center in El Paso, Texas, on February 23.

Mexico’s Automotive Meetings Trade Show

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The 2017 Automotive Meetings event will feature talks and panels on a wide range of subjects; topics include “Prospects for the Automotive Industry in Mexico: A New Relationship in the American Continent,” “How to do business with Tier 1 Companies from the Automotive Industry?,” “The Development of the Supply Chain of the Automotive Industry,” and “World-Class Logistics: A Key Ingredient for the Automotive Industry.”

OEM procurement and supply chain policy sessions, presented exclusively by large OEMs, will provide in-depth analysis of cutting-edge supply chain strategies. Various workshops will be available as well, focusing either on technologies or products and allowing attendees to gain further knowledge on the current state of the market and the evolution of the automotive industry.

Prearranged, one-on-one meetings will also be offered, allowing contract manufacturers to meet with potential partners and map out possible business opportunities, as OEMs and tier 1 and 2 suppliers will be showcasing their automotive-application services.

Mexico’s Manufacturing Supply Chain Summit


The focus of this year’s conference will be “Maquiladoras in the Trump Era.” Various speakers will be discussing the effects the Trump administration may have on the maquiladora (manufacturing) and export industries in Mexico — an increasingly important topic as the country’s manufacturing industries continue to expand in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, electrical, and medical sectors.

Specific seminar and panel topics include “Texas-Mexico Border Strengthens North America,” “Mexico’s Aerospace Industry Supply Chain Development under Trump’s Administration,” “NAFTA in Motion,” and “Appliances Industry Supply Chain in Mexico in the Trump Era.”

At the Supply Chain Summit event, buyers will have the chance to connect with potential suppliers in prearranged, one-on-one private meetings. Industry leaders will also be speaking in detail about the structure of the country’s supply chains, manufacturing cost-reduction options, intellectual property protection, and labor and fiscal trends impacting foreign firms in Mexico.

Connect with the Keats Team

The Keats Team will be showcasing our capabilities and be on hand to answer any questions you may have about our services, which include high-volume multi-slide and four-slide precision metal stamping, precision metal bending, punching, forming, small precision progressive die stamping, and complex and precision tool and die maintenance and manufacturing. For more than 50 years, we’ve been creating high-quality custom metal stampings, assemblies, and wire forms for a range of industries.

To learn more about how Keats can help with your next project or the upcoming events we will be attending, feel free to contact us today. We hope to see you there!

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