Training program for the production management in the Mexican automotive industry

E-Mas course of industrial tool making in Guadalajara

On February 24-28, 2020, eight participants successfully attended our second course on industrial tool production within the E-Mas program. The WBA course took place at the Ciudad Creativa Digital in Guadalajara and was conducted by Dr. Kristian Arntz and Jan Wiese in cooperation with our local partner Kit Hub.

The aim of the course was to impart basic knowledge about the most important technologies and methods of industrial tool making. This included topics such as basics and standardization of tools, modern manufacturing technologies as well as tool wear and its reduction. The feedback of the participants was very positive throughout. The next E-Mas course on tool making will take place on 11-15 May 2020 in Monterrey. The focus will be on the topic “Repair and maintenance of tools”, which is very important in Mexico.

II. E-Mas International Conference

We look back on our successful 2nd E-Mas Conference in Guadalajara, which offered interesting insights into the topic “Concepts and Technologies for the Transformation of the Mexican Industry”.

The keynotes included inspiring presentations from renowned companies such as Adonix, Intel, Continental, Deloitte, Bosch and HP, which provided a glimpse of current use cases of digital transformation.

The five workshops on the topics of the E-Mas program allowed views on practice and pointed out current trends. Thus, a direct connection between practice and theory was established.

In the panel discussion, representatives of the local government of the state of Guanajuato, IBM Guadalajara and the automotive cluster Nuevo León discussed the impact of the digital transformation in Mexico.

To round off this first successful conference day, an exclusive networking event took place in the evening at the Hacienda Casa Sauza in the “Pueblo Mágico” Tequila. Relaxing music, good food and cocktails were a must.

On the second day, three parallel sessions with four presentations each were held under the direction of our co-organizers, including the German-Mexican Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CAMEXA), PEM Motion North America and KIT HUB S.C. There were exciting impulses on the topics of transformation concepts, new production technologies and electric mobility in Mexico.

In the following panel discussion on the topic “Future tasks for the implementation of Industry 4.0 in Mexico”, representatives of the government, Tecnológico de Monterrey Guadalajara, and the Jalisco Automotive Cluster gave an outlook on the development of the digital transformation in Mexico.

Thanks to the renowned participants from various companies such as Ingenics, Schaeffler, Volkswagen, Hasco, Schnellecke, Scheugenflug and BASF, different perspectives were presented as a basis for discussion.

The second day ended successfully with a tour of the Intel and Continental production facilities in Guadalajara.

In order to relive the conference, there is the possibility to view the presentations again.  More pictures of the conference can be found here.

We would like to thank all participants, the speakers and of course our sponsors Casa Sauza, Andonix, Hannover Messe Event México and Vorwerk Autotec México for their support. We are already looking forward to the next conference, which is expected to take place in early 2021!