GIFA Mexico 2024: Expanding Opportunities in Mexico’s Booming Metallurgy and Foundry Industry

Scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 October 2024 , this will give a platform for local and international companies to enter Mexican market.

Messe Düsseldorf, renowned for its leading trade fairs in the metallurgy and foundry industry, is set to further expand its portfolio with the addition of GIFA Mexico. Scheduled to take place from 16 to 18 October 2024 in Mexico City, this event aims to provide a platform for both local and international enterprises to tap into the emerging Mexican market. With Mexico’s increasing importance as an emerging market situated between the United States and Latin America, it presents a lucrative growth opportunity for the global metallurgy and foundry industry.

Mexico’s strategic location, coupled with its thriving automotive industry, has made it an attractive market for the metallurgy and foundry sector. As the country’s most important export goods, cars and car components are valued at a staggering US$41.6 billion and US$27.1 billion, respectively. With rising demand for cast components, particularly from the automotive industry, Mexico offers high potential in segments such as die-casting technology and aluminum casting. This presents a significant market for equipment providers and upstream suppliers catering to die-casting companies.

Moreover, the majority of metal die-casting production in Mexico consists of aluminum, gray iron, and ductile iron, with the automotive sector accounting for more than half of the output (63%). Recognizing this trend, international industrial groups are increasingly establishing production sites in Mexico, further fueling the demand for metallurgy and foundry solutions. Given these favorable conditions, Messe Düsseldorf’s decision to enter the Mexican market with GIFA Mexico is well-founded.

The Significance of GIFA Mexico

As part of Messe Düsseldorf’s renowned “The Bright World of Metals” trade fair series, GIFA Mexico is poised to become a pivotal event for innovations, knowledge sharing, and business opportunities in the metal-working industries. Complementing the existing trade fairs held in Düsseldorf, along with satellite events in India, Southeast Asia, and Indonesia, GIFA Mexico will serve as a hub for industry professionals and experts looking to establish a foothold in the Mexican market.

The event will encompass a comprehensive range of machinery, plants, materials, and technological innovations. From additive manufacturing and foundry machines to castings catering to diverse application industries, GIFA Mexico will cater to the needs of automotive, construction, energy and gas, metal works, and steel mills, among others. By facilitating connections between international exhibitors, industry experts, and local enterprises, GIFA Mexico aims to foster business relations and open doors for collaboration and growth.

Mexico’s appeal as an investment destination is further underscored by the presence of approximately 1,900 German companies already operating in the country. Additionally, it holds strategic importance for the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) and the Society for International Cooperation (GIZ). With its sizable population of nearly 130 million inhabitants, abundant crude oil and gas reserves, and rich mineral resources, Mexico serves as an attractive destination for European and German investors, while also being considered an extended workbench for the United States.

The expansion of Messe Düsseldorf’s “Metallurgy & Foundry Technology” portfolio with the addition of GIFA Mexico signifies the growing significance of the Mexican market in the global metallurgy and foundry industry. By providing a dedicated platform for industry professionals, international exhibitors, and local enterprises, GIFA Mexico aims to catalyze business opportunities, foster innovation, and drive the growth of the metal-working sector. With Mexico’s booming automotive industry and its strategic location, the country presents a promising growth market for the Metallurgy and Foundry Technology.


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