Heat Treatment in Mexico/HT-MX Profile
September 24th we had a news item entitled “Heat Treating Mexico-Globalization to Regionalization”. The item was about a commercial heat treater in Mexico who was finding business to be very good partially because US manufacturers appear to be bringing their supply chains closer to home-namely reducing their reliance on Chinese companies. The company is HT-MX and the founder and CEO of the company, Mr. Humberto Ramos Fernández is providing us with these comments. It is interesting to note that he is also looking at partners to help him expand the company.
Around 8 years ago, having identified a gap in northern Mexico´s supply chain, two local industrial companies joined forces and founded the region´s first heat treat supplier-HT-MX. Since then, HT-MX has been working on establishing a reliable operation. That included getting its AS9100D certification and just last year becoming Mexico’s only commercial NADCAP heat treat plant for controlled atmosphere heat treatments. Additionally, HT-MX is Honeywell´s only approved heat treat in the country and are currently very close (last stages) to finishing a couple of other OEM approvals.
Additionally, HT-MX recently became Latin America’s first Hot Isostatic Pressing supplier with the acquisition of a brand new HIP press which will be added to its NADCAP scope in a couple of months. HT-MX is currently validating the HIP process while working along side the OEM it will be supplying, (this marks the first time that this process will be done outside the US for them). But HT-MX´s markets go beyond aerospace, it also serves the automotive industry as well as the Oil & Gas industry among others. HT-MX is currently processing a large volume of manufactured parts for fracking components for the Odessa/Midland market, in addition HT-MX supplies Tier1 automotive companies as well as serving the local tooling market.
With all that is happening in the world right now with the pandemic and the current global trend away from globalization and towards regionalization, some manufacturing industries are turning away from Asia and looking at Mexico for suppliers. This puts HT-MX in a great spot to catch some of that national growth. HT-MX has been quoting several interesting projects and is are looking for ways to secure its ability to continue to grow as a company and add to its NADCAP heat treat and HIPing (including new locations). There are opportunities that require additional funding and HT-MX is looking for potential joint venture partners in the US that bring value to our vision. Any inquiries please email directly at email@example.com
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