MEXICO CITY, Mexico, June 28, 2013 /CNW Telbec/ - Aéro Montréal,
Québec's aerospace cluster, has signed a framework agreement on
collaboration with the Federación Mexicana de la industria aeroespacial
(FEMIA) during the 2013 trade mission to Mexico. This agreement aims to
begin a special relationship between the two aerospace clusters,
increase exchanges of information on local and international
collaborative projects, and promote international monitoring.
"We are very pleased to sign this first collaboration agreement with
Mexico. It represents a major opportunity for Québec companies who must
constantly adapt and reinvent themselves in order to stand out from the
competition and grow beyond our borders," said Maria Della Posta,
Chairman of the Board of Aéro Montréal and Senior Vice President, Sales
and Marketing at Pratt & Whitney Canada (P&WC).
In the context of globalizing supply chains, Québec suppliers must be
more flexible and reduce their production costs in order to meet the
demanding requirements of major OEMs. "This agreement will, among other
things, bring members of the two clusters closer together and thereby
promote the development of strategic partnerships that will ultimately
strengthen the position and capabilities of Québec companies," added
Suzanne Benoît, President of Aéro Montréal.
Mexico represents a market that is being targeted for potential
development by Aéro Montréal's Market Development-SME Working Group.
"It is critical to better understand the dynamics of the Mexican
aerospace cluster to increase Québec SMEs' knowledge about the market
and more quickly identify business opportunities for them," said Hugue
Meloche, Chair of the Market Development-SMEs Working Group and
President of Groupe Meloche.
In general, this agreement involves the exchange of information on the
needs and expectations of members of both organizations. It also
provides reciprocal support for research projects, the implementation
of trade missions, the exchange of information on the optimization of
the supply chain and human resources, among others, through
international forums such as Aéro Montréal's Aerospace Innovation Forum
About Aéro Montréal
Aéro Montréal, Québec's aerospace cluster, is a strategic think tank that groups all
the major decision makers in Québec's aerospace sector, including
companies, educational and research institutions, associations and
Aéro Montréal's mission is to mobilize industry players around common
goals and concerted actions to increase the cohesion and optimize
competitiveness of Québec's aerospace cluster. It aims to foster the
growth and expansion of the cluster so as to ensure that it may
continue to create wealth for Montréal, Québec and Canada.
SOURCE: Aéro Montréal
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