Today, the automotive industry accounts for more than 20 percent of Puebla's gross domestic product. This makes it one of the most important industries in the region. That industry makes up three percent of Mexico's nationwide gross domestic product. In the Puebla region, more than 150 companies produce every kind of parts for cars that are sold all over the world. Consequently, it was not difficult for Huf to find skilled workers for the various production processes like injection molding and the manufacturing of mechanical components.
From Huf Mexico to the world
It all started in 2008 with production lines for brackets for two major car manufacturers. Today, the portfolio also includes door handles, key fobs, lock sets, kick sensors, emblems with rear view cameras and soft touch components for tailgate releases.
Right from the start, the team at Huf Mexico has been working cross-border with its products and processes. Soon, the company was supplying electronic keys to plants of a German premium car manufacturer in the United States, China and South Africa. This was one of the first global projects that required a dedicated plant section meeting all the requirements for electronic component manufacturing - including the first cleanrooms.
Passion and electronic components leading to success
Huf Mexico was one of the first automotive suppliers in the region to produce electronic components. It was this ability to rapidly expand its process and product portfolio that turned into a competitive advantage, allowing the site to grow exponentially in the following years.