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Delcam launches new joint venture in Mexico during Ministerial visit

Delcam’s Commercial Director, Bart Simpson (centre), signs the agreement to form Delcam Mexico with Salvador Horta G. (left) & Gonzalez Luna M. (right), watched by UK Trade & Investment Minister, Lord Green, & UK Ambassador to Mexico, Judith Macgregor

Delcam has formed a new joint venture in Mexico, Delcam Mexico, to promote faster growth in sales of the company’s CADCAM software in the country.  The launch of Delcam Mexico coincided with a visit to Mexico City by Delcam’s Commercial Director, Bart Simpson, as part of a UK trade mission to Mexico and Colombia led by UK Trade and Investment Minister, Lord Green.

Delcam has made an investment of over US$500,000 in the joint venture, in partnership with Salvador Horta G., who has been appointed Managing Director of Delcam Mexico, and Juan Gonzalez Luna M., the owner of TCM, Delcam’s long-standing reseller in Mexico.  TCM will continue to sell Delcam software as a sub-dealer of Delcam Mexico, as well as developing its businesses in complementary hardware and in machining services.

Delcam Mexico will be based in Leon Guanajuato, at the office previously used by TCM for its Delcam business, with a smaller office in Monterrey.  In addition to Salvador Horta, most of the TCM staff focussed on Delcam software will transfer to the new joint venture.  Plans are already under way to recruit extra staff, to open more offices and to appoint additional sub-dealers.

"Delcam enjoyed its most successful year so far in Mexico during 2012, with sales increasing by over 50%,” commented Pedro Leon, Delcam’s Business Development Manager for Latin America.  "Even so, we felt that we needed to strengthen our presence in the country in order to take full advantage of the many opportunities for our software.”

"I am personally very excited about this further step forward made by Delcam,” added Mr. Leon.  "I am convinced Mexico is today the market in Latin America with the highest potential for growth for our business.  Inward investment into the country remains high in our key markets of automotive, where Nissan, Honda and VW are all expanding, and aerospace, with major investments by General Electric and Bombardier.”

11 March 2013

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