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The plastics industry in Mexico must speak up

The plastics industry in Mexico has known what it wants in terms of government support for several years, but has not stepped up to articulate its message to the country’s federal government.

According to a former president of the association of the plastics industry in Mexico, Carlos de la Tijera, prior to the 2012 election in Mexico, industry executives and leaders did not do their due diligence and approach any of the candidates for the nation’s presidency with a clear presentation of their wants and needs. Furthermore, de la Tijera said that no such effort was made after the elections. There was an absense of communication between executives of the plastic industry in Mexico and the newly elected chief executive’s, Enrique Pena Nieto, transition team.

According to de la Tijera, the contribution that the plastics industry in Mexico makes to the national economy is not an insignificant one. Players in the industry have invested, on average, US $1.2 billion annually over the course of the last decade and a half. The breakdown of investment over this period on a percentage basis is approximately sixty percent on machinery and equipment and forty percent on molding tools. It is the opinion of de la Tijera that, given these numbers, the plastics industry in Mexico should be able approach the federal government from the position of being a substantial contributor to the country’s growth and economic well-being.

In summary, de la Tijera believes that if plastics industry executives in Mexico from cities in which there are significant clusters of activity can coordinate their dealings with the federal government, they should be able to access the support required to grow the industry at a pace that is more rapid than the one that is currently being set.

but has not stepped up to articulate its message to the country’s federal government.

According to a former president of the association of the plastics industry in Mexico, Carlos de la Tijera, prior to the 2012 election in Mexico, industry executives and leaders did not do their due diligence and approach any of the candidates for the nation’s presidency with a clear presentation of their wants and needs. Furthermore, de la Tijera said that no such effort was made after the elections. There was an absense of communication between executives of the plastic industry in Mexico and the newly elected chief executive’s, Enrique Pena Nieto, transition team.

According to de la Tijera, the contribution that the plastics industry in Mexico makes to the national economy is not an insignificant one. Players in the industry have invested, on average, US $1.2 billion annually over the course of the last decade and a half. The breakdown of investment over this period on a percentage basis is approximately sixty percent on machinery and equipment and forty percent on molding tools. It is the opinion of de la Tijera that, given these numbers, the plastics industry in Mexico should be able approach the federal government from the position of being a substantial contributor to the country’s growth and economic well-being.

In summary, de la Tijera believes that if plastics industry executives in Mexico from cities in which there are significant clusters of activity can coordinate their dealings with the federal government, they should be able to access the support required to grow the industry at a pace that is more rapid than the one that is currently being set.

The full original article can be read at Plastics News.

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