Why We Are Opening a Plating Shop in Mexico
KC Jones Plating Co. explains why they are joining several other finishing shops in opening branches nin Mexico, the No. 1 exporter of automotive parts to the U.S.
The automotive industry in Mexico has grown rapidly over the last 20 years, increasing its North American production share by 12 percent, while the United States’ decreased by 11 percent.
Today, Mexico is the No. 1 exporter of automotive parts to the U.S., the largest manufacturer of vehicles in Latin America and the seventh largest manufacturer of vehicles worldwide. Additionally, it is the sixth largest exporter of automotive parts worldwide. In 2014, Mexico produced over 3.3 million vehicles. It is expected to produce more than 5 million by 2020. This rapid growth created urgent needs for quality suppliers with their base in Mexico.
KC Jones Plating Co. is among the many suppliers that responded to this need. KC Jones Galvanoplastia, S. DE R.L DE C.V., the Mexican arm the company, begins operations in Apodaca, Mexico, in February 2016 with a new rack plating line that will be among the largest in North America for zinc, zinc nickel and zinc Iron.