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Message ofthe Governor

In the State of Chihuahua we are most conscious about the global and highly competitive world
we are immersed in; such global demands, higher standards in technology and more industrial
knowhow, improve our competitiveness, on a daily basis. Hence, our privileged strategic
location, vast infrastructure and our exceptional quality of life, added to our highly skilled and
qualified labor force, make us, by excellence, your best nearshore business partner.
The State of Chihuahua offers the investor a favorable and outstanding business environment. It
meets worldwide and worldclass industrial standards, with a promising return of investment.
The actual establishment of over 550 world class manufacturing operations all over the State, is
a key indicator of the outstanding productivity and global competitiveness of our people.
The Government of Chihuahua is breaking with the traditional paradigm on government
agencies by offering the investor simple, fast startup procedures and transactions that reduce
both timing and expenditures to a minimum.
We promote and encourage industrial activity, working in close collaboration with local and
international industrial developers, in addition to other service firms, thus fostering industrial
growth and consolidation based on attractive incentives programs. Our probusiness attitude
most certainly makes a difference when investing in the State.
CsarHoracio DuarteJquez
GovernorofChihuahua

Message ofthe Director


Chihuahua is home to 4 Aerospace Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and a growing
certified supply base of more than 30 world class companies.
Chihuahua is one of the leading regions in attracting aerospace investment and our vision as
the Aerospace Cluster is to establish the final assembly and certification of a complete aircraft
as well as a Maintenance, Repair and Overhaul (MRO) center for single aisle airplanes.
Weencourageyoutojoinusonthisquestsothattogetherwemaketheworldfly
JoseLuisRodriguezRamos
AerospaceClusterDirector

Strategiclocation:accessibility,connectivityandinfrastructure

Right on NAFTAs corridor with direct access to


the US I10 & I25
10 US border crossings and 5 ports of entry
Immediate access to the Panamerican highway
in Mexico
In North America's (NAFTA) time zone.
World class infrastructure: industrial parks and
buildings
International airport
2 daily direct flights to Dallas and Houston, TX
in the US

CompetitiveadvantagesfortheAerospaceIndustry:

4AerospaceOriginalEquipmentManufacturers(OEMs)
Morethan30aerospacecertifiedsupplierscapableofmanaginghighmix/complexityandengineeringchanges.
Worldclass,skilled,productive,available,affordableandstableworkforce.
Worldclassengineeringeducationandhightechnologytrainingcenter.
Engineering&Designcenters+Research&DevelopmentcentersR&D).
FreeTradeAgreementswith44countries.
Qualityproductionstandardsandculture:ISO9000,NADCAP,AS9100.
Competitiveoperationalcosts.
Presenceoftheinternationalplants:UnitedStates,Canada,UnitedKingdomandNetherlands.
Softlandingservices:startuplegalassistance.
Worldclassrealestateinfrastructure

MakingtheworldflyfromChihuahua:
Airframers andAirlines

KeyindicatorsoftheAerospaceClusterinChihuahua:

4OEMS

Morethan30
certifiedsuppliers

>3,000,000Sq.Ft.
ofaerospaceRealEstate

>8,500direct
laborforce

>$900MillionUSDin
localandforeign
investment

>455USDin
annualexports

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:Capabilities

Aerostructure &aeroparts assembly for aircrafts andhelicopters:cabins,fuselages andwings.


Highprecision CNCmachining for turbinesandaeroparts.
Wire harnessing for commercial,business andmilitary aircrafts.
Aircraft seats fabrication.
Emergency systems andfueltanks fabrication.
Special processes:Chem Film,TopCoat,FuelTank,Anodizado,NDT,FPI,MPI
Engineering anddesign:CatiaV5,Unigraphics,Solidworks

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:certifications

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:thetriplehelix

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:Integration

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:4OEMs


Beechcraft
Annual Sales:$250MUSD(CUUplants)
Plant Area:460,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:ISO9000,Heat Treatment
Number ofemployees:900
Current Customer Base:GeneralAviation Services Providers
Export Countries:USA(100%)
Equipment:CNCmachines,Routers,Water jet,Hydro forming,Press brake,Rollform,Heat treatment,Semiautomatic rivet equipment,Manualrivet equipment.
Supplier Capability:CNC,Machining aluminum details,Sheet metalbending andforming,Heat treatment Water baseandGlicolbase,Fuselage assemblies.
Main Products:GeneralAviation Fuselage Assemblies.
Plant Manager:Alvaro Aguilar

Cessna
PlantArea:1,703,744ft2totalland
QualityCertifications:AS9100,NADCAP,Heattreat,NDT,MetalBond,CompositeManufacturing&LeanSixSigma
Numberofemployees:900
CurrentCustomerBase:OEM
ExportCountries:USA
Equipment:Routers,Extrusion,Forming,Chemicaltreatment,PrimerApplication
SupplierCapability:Machining Routers,ExtrusionandForming,ChemicalTreatment
(Deox Anodizing),EpoxyPrimer,BondPrimer,HeatTreat,SheetMetalforSmallandBigAssemblies,ElectricalWireHarnessMfg andtesting,CompositeWet,
PrePreg,StructuralBonding,CompositePrimer.
MainProducts:AssembliesforFuselagespartsofSheetMetalandComposite,ElectricalWireBoundless.
Contact:HectorHeras

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:4OEMs


Honeywell Aerospace Chihuahua
Plant Area:2,309,935square feet
Quality Certifications:AS9100,NADCAP,FAA,DGAC&Six SigmaBelts.
Current Customer Base:Airbus,Boeing,Gulfstream,Beechraft,Embraer,Cessna
Supplier Capability:Castings (aluminum ),Forgings,(Inconel,Waspaloy,titanium,Udimet alloys),Hipping andshot peening process
Main Products:Engine assembly ducts,gears andshafts,blade manufacturing,impellers,nozzles,disks,stators,seals,nozzle segments,etc.
Contact:FelipeSandoval

Textron InternationalMxicoS.deR.L.deC.V.
Plant Area:125,000Sq ft(11,600m)
Employees:360
Quality Certifications:AS9100,DGAC,LEED
Current Customer Base:BellHeliciopter Textron Canada Limited
Supplier Capability:Structural assembly using aluminum parts,composite parts,sheet metalandtitanium parts;drilling,riveting,fastening,metal
bonding,sealing application,painting ,electrical bonding.
Harness assembly:crimping,soldering,electrical testing.
Main Products:Assemble cabins for helicopters,subassemblies,andelectrical harnesses fabrication for BellHelicopter Textron Canada Limited
Parts required:Parts:composites,sheet metal,aluminum,alloys;Process:machining,chemical processes (Anodize,Heat treatment)
Contact:LuisAza

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
Altaser Aerospace
AnnualSales:$1.5MUSD
PlantArea: 35,000Ft2
QualityCertifications:AS9100
Numberofemployees:20
CurrentCustomerBase:HoneywellAerospace,Manoir Aerospace,TRW
ExportCountries:USA75%
Equipment:1CNC5axismill /4CNCLathes /1GrindingMachines/1EDMsinker/1WireEDM / MicroWelder
SupplierCapability: CNCMachining,Rectifying,PrecisionCut,Complexassembly,toolingdesign,Doortodoorservice.
MainProducts:Inconel,specialalloysengineparts,LandingGear.
Contact:MarthaRascon

Arnprior AerospaceChihuahua
AnnualSales:Confidential
PlantArea:74,000Ft2
QualityCertifications:AS9100C,NADCAP(HeatTreatments,ChemicalProcessing&NDT),BoeingapprovedandBombardierapproved.
Numberofemployees:260
CurrentCustomerBase:Boeing,Bombardier,Labinal &AtlasAerospace
ExportCountries:USA/Canada(100%)
Equipment: 28piecesofmajorequipment,severalassemblycellsandsupportinglaboratories
SupplierCapability:Sheetmetalfabrication,3axisrouting,specialprocessing,NDT,Paint,airframeassemblies.
MainProducts:SheetmetalandAirframeassemblies
Contact:JesusSaenz

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
CAVAerospace
Plant Area:70,000Sq.Ft.
Quality Certifications: AS9100Rev.C,NADCAPCert.on Heat Treatment for Aluminum Alloys,ISO90012008,EASA.
Number ofemployees:120
Current Customer Base:Beechcraft,Fokker,Aernnova,Bombardier,Labinal (Safran),Cessna,Cirrus.
Export Countries:USA(50%)
Equipment:IP:AmadaCNCTurret Punch,Kuka RobotWelder,2Brake Machines.AS:2CNCRouter Machines,1Guillotine(12ft),2Brake Press (8and
6ft.),Heat Treatment Oven(52Sft.),FluidHydro form (50x164ft,double bed)
Supplier Capability:Sheet MetalFabrication andsmall assemblies,Heat Treatment on Aluminum
alloys.
Main Products:Sheet MetalAerostructures andIceProtection Systems
Plant Manager:JavierJurado

Fokker Aerostructures
Annual Sales:$700MUSD
Plant Area:70,000Sq.Ft.
Quality Certifications:AS9100,EASAPart 21
Number ofemployees:149inMexico
Current Customer Base:Gulfstream ,Cessna ,Airbus,Desalt ,Boeing
Export Countries:USA/CANADA60%,Europe ,40%
Equipment:Paint Booth ,Sealing Testing Room ,Polishing ,tooling andSetupfor Bigaerostructures &empennages
Supplier Capability:Assembly ,Polishing andPainting ofEmpennages andWings.
Main Products:Empennages
Plant Manager:JoseLuisRodriguezRamos

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
HTMXTratamientosSecundarios
Annual Sales:N/A(Company hasrecently started operations)
Plant Area:2000square meters
Quality Certifications:TS16949inprocess,expected date:Oct13.
Number ofemployees:15
Current Customer Base:XOMOX,VSPrecision,IndustriasLink,Yazaki
Export Countries:n/a
Equipment:Belt driven continuous furnace,2Batch furnaces lines,1fluidized bed.
Supplier Capability:Machining andfinishing operations,NDT,special processes.
Main Products:commercial Heat Treat with controlled atmosphere.Hardening,casehardening,nitriding.
Plant Manager:HumbertoRamos

Kaman Aerospace
Plant Area:30,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100Rev C,NADCAP,Aluminum Heat Treat.
Number ofemployees:40
Current Customer Base:Bombardier ,Aernnova ,Zodiac andBellHelicopter
Export Countries:USAandCanada
Equipment:CNCRouter ,Hydroform Press ,Brake Form Press,HotJoggles ,Heat Treat andAge Oven
Supplier Capability:Sheet metalandextrusion fabrication andassembly for aerospace structures
Main Products:Aluminum detail parts,subassemblies,andassemblies for aerospace applications
Plant Manager:Mr.JamesMelvin,

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
Manoir Aerospace Mexico
Annual Sales: $5MUSD
Plant Area:40,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100Rev.C,NADCAPFPI&MPI
Number ofemployees:45
Current Customer Base:SAFRANGroup
Export Countries:USA(80%),Europe (20%)
Equipment:10Machinetools
Supplier Capability:Machining andfinishing operations,NDT,special processes.
Main Products:Titaniun &steel TorqueTube,Blades,Vanes.
Contact:Nicolas Maillard

MetalFinishing Co.
Annual Sales:Privately Held Cooperation
Plant Area:60,000Ft2 inuse,150,000totalavailable
Quality Certifications:NADCAP,AC7004
Number ofemployees:41
Current Customer Base:Beechcraft,Cessna,Boeing,Bombardier
Export Countries:US,Canada
Equipment:Chemical processing tanks,FPI&MPIline,paint booths,drying oven,internal lab.Heat Treatment equipment purchased andbeing
refurbished inUS,aswell as2age ovens delivered to CUUfor heat treatment.
Supplier Capability:Chem film,chromic anodize,boricsulfuric anodize,FPI,MPI,primeapplication,topcoat andfueltank application.
Main Products:NonDestructive Testing,Surface Finishing andPlating ofAluminum,Steels and
Composites /Aluminum Heat Treatment,Aging andStraightening expected fourth quarter 2013
Contact:EdBall/ReneEspinosa

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
Nordam
AnnualSales:$450MUSD
PlantArea:87,500Sq.Ft.
QualityCertifications:AS9100,NADCAP.
Numberofemployees:140
CurrentCustomerBase:Dassault,CESSNA,Beechcraft,Lear,Bombardier,Piaggio,Gulfstream
ExportCountries:USA
Equipment:Autoclaves,CuringOvens,Routers,5axisCNC,cleanrooms,0degreesfreezer,NDTanddestructivetestingequipment,assemblyjigsand
moldingtools.
MainProducts:Sheetmetalstructuralassembliesandcompositebondingelements
PlantManager:JoseLuisEnriquez

Soisa Aerospace
PlantArea:62,600Ft2
QualityCertifications:AS9100RevC,DSQR(ZSUS),FAR25.853
Numberofemployees:+200
CurrentCustomerBase:ZodiacAerospace,NationalMachining,morethan60Airlinesaroundtheworld.
ExportCountries:USA,Canada,SouthAmerica,Europe,AfricaandAsia.
Equipment:Cutting,sewing,embroidering,laminationandembossing,CAD/CAMsoftware.
SupplierCapability:Fabricsandleathercutting,laminationandsewing.Hotembossing,laserengravingandembroidery.Cut,bonding,sewingandtest
forsafetydevicesandsoftgoods.Materialsresearchanddevelopment.PatternEngineeringanddevelopment.RapidPrototyping.Electricaland
MechanicalAssembly.ProductIntegration,AssemblyandKitting.
MainProducts:SeatCovers LeatherandFabric Fabric&LeatherLaminates.Cushions.SoftGoodsandCovers.CarryingCases,pouchesandSurvival
Kits.AcousticPanels.Assemblyoflavatory,galleytanksystems.CabinInsulation.
Contact:FernandoWong

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers

Safran Labinal

Plant Area:566,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100,ISO9001,DGAC,Export /ITARlicensing,EASApart 21G,JAA21
Number ofemployees:3,250
Current Customer Base:Airbus,Boeing,Bombardier,Dassault aviation,Embraer,Eclipseaviation,Beechcraft,Lockheed Martin,Spirit Aerosystems,
Singapore Technologies,Sikorsky Aircraft Corporation.
Export Countries:USA/Canada (70%),Europe (30%)
Equipment:20lasercutters /marking machines,22Electrical testequipment,15overbraiding machines,105CATIAV5Work Stations (Windows),36
CATIAV4Work Stations (UNIX)
Supplier Capability:Design softwarecapabilities inCatiaV4,V5,Nastran andPatran
Main Products:Design andAssembly ofelectrical wiring harnesses,racksandpanels.
Contact:CesarDiazdeLeon

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers

The AtlasGroup
Plant Area:36,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100
Number ofemployees:50
Current Customer Base:Boeing.
Export Countries:USA
Equipment:5Machinetools
Supplier Capability:CNCMachining,brake press,Assembly.
Main Products:Stanchions,Beams,Channels,clips;Assembly of(beams,harness andchannels).
Plant Manager:RubenGonzalez

Tighitco Latinoamerica
Plant Area:38,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100,NADCAP(Heat treatment,Chemical Processes)
Number ofemployees:200
Current Customer Base:Boeing,Bombardier,BellHelicopter,Cessna,Beechcraft,Fokker,Honda,Triumph.
Export Countries:USA/Canada (80%)
Equipment:Not revealed
Supplier Capability:Aluminum sheetmetal,minor assemblies,heat treatment,chemical processes
Main Products:Aluminum Sheetmetal
Plant Manager:VictorPrieto

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers

Zodiac Elastomers ofAmerica.


Annual Sales:$30MUSD
Plant Area:65,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100
Number ofemployees:200
Current Customer Base:Robinsonhelicopter,Bellhelicopter,Lockheed Martin.
Export Countries:USA/Canada (60%),Europe (40%)
Equipment:Autoclave,Assembly Lines.
Supplier Capability:CNC,Machining,Rubber Fabrics,Adhesives.s
Main Products:FuelCells
Plant Manager:EleazarCarmona

Zodiac Emergency Systems


Plant Area:165,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100,DMIR(FAA),DGAC.
Number ofemployees:380
Current Customer Base:Boeing,Airbus,Airlines
Export Countries:USA(60%),Europe (40%)
Equipment:Cutting machines,fabric bonding equipment
Main Products:Evacuation Slides andSlide Rafts.
Plant Manager:LuisRamirez

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
Zodiac Interconnect Americas"Zodiac Aerospace"
Plant Area:19,898Ft2
Quality Certifications:Quality System:ISO9001:2008+AS9100C,DGACMxico:CM14/12Production Approval
Number ofemployees:118
Current Customer Base:Labinal Mx,Labinal US,UTCGLG(Goodrich Landing Gear Division),Zodiac AirCruisers Mx&US,Zodiac Aerazur France,Fokker,
UltraElectronics,ProfesionalAircraft US,C&DMx.&US.
Export Countries:USA(55%),Europe(15%),Canada(30%)
Equipment:1Bending Machine,5Welding Machines(TIGprocess)12Machinetools.
Main Products:Conduits to protect electrical systems,Wiring Systems,Hoses.
Supplier Capability:Manufacturing ofCableHarness Assemblies,Manufacturing ofWired and
Unwired Conduit Assemblies,SUMMAElectropolish Process,Tube Bending,Tube GTAWWelding (inprocess ofNadcap certification)
Plant Manager:AaronMelendez

Zodiac Lighting Solutions


Plant Area:13,300Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100,DGAC.
Number ofemployees:79
Current Customer Base:Boeing,Embraer,GulfStream,Bombardier ,Airbus
Export Countries:USA
Equipment:CNCMill,Paint Robot
Main Products:Zodiac Lighting Solutions manufacturesthe latest LEDlighting solutions for flight deck andlightplates andkeyboards andavariety ofother
cockpit avionics controlapplications.Flightdeck andinteriorlighting solutions include task lighting,ambiance lighting andaredeveloped for awide variety
ofaircraft worldwide.
Plant Manager:Irasema Ramirez

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:CertifiedSuppliers
Zodiac Seat Shells
Annual Sales:$60MUSD
Plant Area:94,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:Inprocess
Number ofemployees:Currently 22,by end 2013118employees
Current Customer Base:Emirates,Delta,United Airways,AmericanAirlines,EVA,Cathay
Export Countries:USA/Canada (60%),Europe (40%)
Equipment:Starting site,will have 4CNCrouters,4presses.
Supplier Capability:Composites,assembly,painting.
Main Products:Seat Shells for PremiumSeating (overseas planes)
Plant Manager:IvanAguilar

Zodiac Seats US
Annual Sales:$175MUSD
Plant Area:170,000Ft2
Quality Certifications:AS9100
Number ofemployees: 750
Current Customer Base:Boeing&Airbus
Export Countries:USA(60%),Europe (40%)
Equipment:4AmadaTurret Punch,4176TonPresses,7AmadaBrakes,10DMSRouters,10MAACThermoformers,3VerticalCNCMazak 3AxisMachine,
22Staubli Robots
Supplier Capability:Sheet metal,machining,chemical processes,powder coating,thermoforming,routing,assembling
Main Products:85%ofsubassemblies for plane seats
Plant Manager:CarlosMontoya

Chihuahuas Aerospace Cluster:Academic Infrastructure


Universities

The CENALTEC, a StateoftheArt training center, that trains specialized operative personnel
according to industry needs.
This unique trainning center in Mexico, is used to train and certify operative and technical
personnel under international standards in 2 Campus: Chihuahua and Juarez City.

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:AcademicInfrastructure
Universities
TRAININGPROGRAMS(FabricationandAssembly)
Aerostructures
SheetMetalForming
CNCMachining.
ComputerAssistedDesign:Catia V5,Solidworks,Unigraphics
ConventionalMachining.
GeometricDimensioningandTolerance.
MetalStamping.
Welding.
PlasticInjectionMolding
Tooling
CompositeMaterials
HarnessAssembly
Instructorswithprovenindustrialexpertise
andcertifiedbyinternationalstandards.

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:Research&
DevelopmentCenters

Research and development center for


advanced
materials,
energy
and
environmental sciences.
Nanostructured Materials: Nanostructured Coatings, Catalysis,Nanostructures & Nanoparticles
Computational Simulation & Molecular Modeling: Computational Chemistry, Computational Physics,
Computational Mechanics
Materials Integrity & Design: Ceramics, Corrosion, Metallic Composite Materials, Polymer Composite Materials
Renewable Energies & Environment Protection: Characterization, Evaluation & Contaminant Disposal,
Contamination Control by Design, Renewable Energies, Toxicology

Chihuahuas
AerospaceCluster:
CapabilityMatrix

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:Softlandingservices

Start up&
Shelter services
We'llhelpyoustartupyouraerospacemanufacturing
operationsinChihuahuahasslefreein9weeksincluding:
Legal,operationalandenvironmentalpermits
Humanresourcesrecruitmentandmanagement
Customs,dutiesandlogisticssetupandmanagement
Fiscal&accountingservices
Freightforwardingservices
Purchasingofindirectmaterials

YoucangettheseservicesformAmericanIndustriesGrouporIntermex.

ChihuahuasAerospaceCluster:Softlandingservices

RealEstate
We'llprovideyouwiththeindustrialrealestatefacilityyouwillneedforyouraerospacemanufacturingoperations.
YoucanstartyouroperationsinourreadytooccupyfacilityorgetabuildtosuitprojectinourlandreservesinChihuahua,
MexicothroughAmericanIndustriesGrouporIntermex.

Growthopportunities:MROServiceCenter

The Aerospace Cluster in Chihuahua is working together to establish an international facility for Maintenance, Repair and
Overhaul (MRO) for single aisle airfcrafts right on the airport.
There is a solid growth opportunity for companies interested in getting integrated to this MRO service center that will have
immediate access to the US market.
Contact us if you are interested in taking advantage of this opportunity.

Growthopportunities:Supplychainintegration:

We are working together to consolidate Chihuahua as a


world class aerospace cluster, which opens growth
opportunities for international companies looking to get
integrated in the different supply chains of our members.

Currently,wearelookingtointegratethefollowingtypeofsuppliers:
a.Cableforwireharnesses
b.Forging
c.Casting
d.Backshells
e.Electroniccomponents
f.Otheraeroparts andcomponents
Contactusifyouareinterestedintakingadvantageofthisopportunity.

VisitUs!
Inourtours,wewillincludeavisittothefollowingorganizations:
AerospaceOEMsandTiers
GovernmentAuthorities
"SoftLanding"organizations
Industrialinfrastructure:parks,facilitiesandlandforbuildtosuitprojects
Academicinfrastructure
R&DCenters
Requestyourseat:
http://www.aerospaceclusterchihuahua.com/aerospaceclustertours.html

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ComplejoIndustrialChihuahua
Chihuahua,Chih.MxicoCP31136
MXPh.+52(614)4428450ext.236
+52(614)4428462
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