Mexico Pre - Delegation
17TH OF MARCH, 2014; MONDAY – Arrival at Mexico City
18TH OF MARCH, 2014; TUESDAY
11h30- 12h00: BMT Global
A meeting was organised on 18th of March, Tuesday with matchmaking and consultancy company of BMT Global Consulting. Mutual expectations have been discussed during the meeting at which Gloria Garcia and Elizabeth Gallardo from BMT Consulting company had attended. The company has conveyed the services it provides. Communion has taken place about selection of place at B2B, about exhibitions organised in Mexico and about matchmaking and organisation.
12h30- 14h00: CONUEE
A meeting was organised with officials of Conuee (National Energy Efficiency Commission) in their offices. Information has been obtained about the product standards in Mexico and about certification processes during the meeting at which 4 officials from Conuee have attended. Officials of the institution have especially emphasised during the presentation they have made that the issues of energy efficiency and product safety are paramount issues for the products to be exported over to Mexico and added that these issues should be taken care of.
19TH OF MARCH, 2014; WEDNESDAY
0h00 -11h00: METAL FRIO
Plant of refrigerator manufacturer of company of Metal located in the state of Queretaro has been visited.
Information has been provided for the officials of the company about our UR-GE team prior to the visit of the principal committee that is considered to be organised in June after putting forward mutual expectations during the meeting at which officials of purchasing and supply departments of the company have attended. Information has been obtained about the refrigerator market of Mexico and about the company. It has been decided to request drawings and RFQ’s from the company.
The plant of the largest white appliance manufacturer of Mexico, company of MABE, which is located in State of Queretaro, has been visited. Information has been provided for the company about our UR-GE team following the presentations of both sides during the meeting held with supply officials of the company. Information has been obtained during the presentation provided by the officials of MABE as to company has 17 plants in America continent and it dominates 24% of the USA market. It has been agreed that the plant of the company located in the Celaya Region should be visited by the principal committee that is planned to be organised in June.
It has been decided to request drawings and RFQ’s from the officials of the company and to make preparations prior to the visit of the principal committee.
A meeting was held with the officials of the company of Balatron, which wishes to invest in Turkey, at their own facilities. Information has been obtained with regards to the market of Mexico and to the processes following the visit of the production and R&D departments of the company. The meeting, for which company owner of Jaime Bassegoda has also attended, was closed down with wishes of provision of mutual support and goodwill.
The plant of company of Imbera in Celeya State, which is in position of being the largest refrigerator manufacturer of Mexico, has been visited.
Information has been obtained about production processes of the company during the visit of the plant following the meeting that was attended by officials of the company being responsible for the supply and the logistics. Information has been shared about our UR-GE team and about the principal committee. Invitation has been submitted for participating at bilateral meetings planned to be organised with the principal committee.
20TH MARCH, 2014; THURSDAY
A meeting was held with the officials of Promexico (Commerce and Investment Agency of Mexico) associated with the Ministry of Economy of Mexico. Information has been provided about our Ur-Ge team following the presentations from both sides. Officials of the institution has shared detailed information with regards to the investment opportunities in Mexico, to the incentives provided by the state and about the size of the White Appliance Industry of Mexico and about the market figures. It has been decided to request information from the officials of the institution with regards to the cost of making investment in Mexico and a request has been put forward to them to support the principal committee during its visit about establishment of communication with the companies.
21TH OF MARCH, 2014; FRIDAY
A meeting was held with the Association of Refrigerator Manufacturers of Mexico (ANFIR) in their office in Mexico City. Information has been obtained about the refrigerator market of Mexico from officials of ANFIR, where 35 manufacturing companies located in Mexico are members. An agreement has been struck with the officials of the institution, where they will include an item in their agenda for meetings of board of management that they will organise in the future related to our UR-GE team and to our principal committee.
It has been deemed suitable that the Commercial Counsellor of Turkey, Mr Yavuz should be invited for the meetings of board of management to be held and that he should provide a presentation.
11h00- 12h00: COMCE
A meeting was held with the Foreign Trade and Business Council of Mexico at their offices in Mexico City. Chairman of the Council and European and Asia-Pacific directors of the institution have attended the meeting. Information has been obtained about the white appliance domestic market of Mexico and about rules related to performing of business within that region following the provision of information about Turkey and about our project and a request has been put forward to themselves for supporting the visit of the principal committee to be organised in June.
13h00 – 14h00: ANFAD
A meeting was held together with the Chairman of the Association of White Appliance Manufacturers (ANFAD) and our committee. Detailed information has been obtained during the meeting with regards to the locations of White Appliance Production plants present in Mexico and as to which plants could be invited during the visit of the principal committee to be organised and as to which of the plants could be visited at the same time.
Besides, information has been obtained about the foreign investments in relation to white appliance production in Mexico and about supply regions of these companies and a request has been put forward to themselves for supporting the visit of the principal committee.
15h00 – 16h00: ANCE
A meeting was held with the Association of Standardisation and Certification of Mexico (ANCE). Information has been obtained during the meeting about the certification process applied in Mexico especially with regards to the products produced by our UR-GE Team. It has been understood that there is not any special standard regulation in relation to our products and that the product safety and energy efficiency were the dominant issues. It has also been understood that the standard regulations of the related purchasing company was important for the products exported to Mexico, rather than the country standards.
Visit of the Initiative Delegation for Mexico was organised as being accompanied by Vice Chairmen of our Association, Mr. Atilla Eren and Mr Guven Uckan and by Member of Management Board of BEYSAD, Mr Besim Oktayer, within the scope of the UR-GE project of the Household Appliances Suppliers that took place between the dates of 17th and 22nd of March. Meetings were held with many companies and institutions during the visit of the delegation and it has been tried to determine the potential of Mexico with regards to the household appliances suppliers sector. Various information was obtained with regards to the standards available in Mexico, to the certification processes, to the issues related with logistics, to rates of customs duties, to the opportunities of investment in Mexico.
Information has been provided for all of the institutions visited about our UR-GE team and request has been put forward for the support. Some of the companies, which are members of our team have already started preliminary communication with the company of MABE that was visited. With regards to the visit of the Initiative Delegation that took place and to the Market Research report asked to be performed by the company of Frost & Sullivan, it is considered that Mexico could be an important export market for members of our team.
Contact Information for Companies and Institutions:
- Mr. Miguel Elizalde - email@example.com
- Mr. Javier Michel - Javier.firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Octavio Rostro Alcantara - email@example.com
- Mr. Raul Rene Genesta Rodriguez - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Jose Luis Mongragon Castanon - email@example.com
- Mr. Cesar Chaves Dorantes - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Jose Daniel Gonzales Duran - email@example.com
- Mr. Yannis Athanassopoulos - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Luiz Gonzales Nieto - email@example.com
- Mr. Pablo Moreno Cadena - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Alejandra Sanginez Cruz - email@example.com
- Ms. Rosa Isela Montiel Pelcastre - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Abel Hernandez Pineda - email@example.com
- Mr. Guillermina Garcia del Rio - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Martin Flores Ruiz - email@example.com
- Mr. Rodrigo Jimenez Lopez - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Julian Gonzales Lasso - email@example.com
- Mr. Octavio Mendoza - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Antonio Ponce Carapia - Antonio.email@example.com
- Mr. Jorge Lopez Morton - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Pilar Pineiro - email@example.com
- Mr. Agustin Garcia Rechy - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Victor Ivan Calderon Ortega - email@example.com
- Mr. Jorge Alberto Rivas Ochoa - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Mr. Sergio Segura Calderon - email@example.com
- Ms. Gloria Garcia - firstname.lastname@example.org
- Ms. Elizabeth Gallardo - email@example.com