A lot has been said about the negative conditions suffered by world economies as a consequence of the Covid-19 pandemic. The year 2020 has been a watershed for companies, yet despite the complex economic moments they are going through, several business owners are hoping for a more prosperous future.
The renegotiation of the United States–Mexico–Canada Agreement (USMCA) has opened up new opportunities for local companies. This is the case of Solinda Tools, one of the firms that, with the help from the Department for Economic Development (SEDEC), has already started getting ready to become an aeronautical supplier.
From Aguascalientes to The World
Solinda Tools is a company that produces high-quality metalworking tools and devices. Founded in 2012 as an alternative to meet industrial needs, Solinda is now positioned as one of the leaders in manufacturing of tools and automation devices developed with state-of-the-art technology.
After eight years of steady, solid growth, Solinda decided to go all in on becoming a supplier to the aeronautical industry, a dream that is about to come true.
“It was my dream, but I did not know where to begin. Luckily, during an invitation to tender from the State Government, held at Museo Descubre, we saw a chance to make inroads into this industry with the support of the TechBA Program. Around 87 companies were assessed and only 15 (us included) were given the opportunity,” said Víctor González Cervantes, Director of Solinda.
The program included a series of training courses aimed at gaining deeper understanding of aeronautics and the business opportunities this sector offers.
González Cervantes mentions that Solinda is about to begin a second phase in TechBA’s coaching and consulting program. He further said his company has already obtained the certifications and machinery to begin manufacturing tools for the aeronautical sector.
“Collins Aerospace has asked us to manufacture airplane racks, checking fixtures, and gauges for them. Unfortunately, the pandemic postponed our every plan. However, we are registered suppliers and we have everything we need to win new contracts. We are going to begin receiving more requests for quotations and my goal is to be working for two aerospace companies by 2021,” added González Cervantes.
“If everything goes as planned, we will become the first company from Aguascalientes to work for aeronautics”, concluded González Cervantes.