BIRMINGHAM, ENGLAND—Nine Mexican plastics processing firms seeking joint venture, technology or subcontract deals in Europe held two days of talks with potential European partners at Pakex 98.
The talks were organized for the European Union by Spain's Fira de Barcelona. The Pakex meeting in Birmingham was the penultimate event in the EU-Mexico plastics industry program. The last event is a scheduled Forum of the Plastics Sector, to be held June 8-9 in Mexico City.
The forum is set to bring together 50 European and 150 Mexican plastics firms for a final round of match-making business meetings, said Fira de Barcelona.
Mexican attendees included producers of plastic bottles and closures; polyethylene and PVC buckets and drums; PET containers; shrink film and stretch wrap; polyurethane foam packaging; and drainage pipes and sacks.
About 26 percent of the Mexican attendees interviewed are looking to export products to Europe, making it the most popular goal, according to Fira. Other popular targets included importing from Europe, 17 percent; and distributing within Mexico, also 17 percent. Just 10 percent are seeking technology transfer; 8 percent, full joint investment.
The Mexican companies present included Pyn SA de CV of Mexico City; Cajas Industriales de Plastics SA de CV of Merida; Carredana de Empaques SA de CV (Condesa) of Lerma; Tecniplast SA de CV of Mexico City; Plasticos Panamericanos SA de CV of Tultitl n; and Prorusa SA de CV of Mexico City.