The Association for Advancing Automation (A3) has announced that it is forming a not-for-profit trade association that is specifically dedicated to supporting and promoting the rapidly growing Mexican automation industry. With the world’s 11th largest economy, Mexico is home to a vast array of industries including substantial automotive and aerospace manufacturing sectors. In 2015, industry-wide sales of robots in Mexico almost tripled to 6,320 units, exceeding $243 million. A3 is embracing Mexico’s broad-based growth and potential by forming a new association, A3 Mexico, focused on this expanding market. A3 is the umbrella group for Robotic Industries Association (RIA), AIA – Advancing Vision + Imaging, and Motion Control & Motor Association (MCMA). In Mexico, RIA, AIA, and MCMA will operate as individual groups under A3 Mexico.
A3 Mexico will serve as a networking hub, fostering interaction between entrepreneurs, investors, vendors, customers, students, educators, scientists, journalists and industry analysts. As a representative of global leaders in robotics, machine vision, motion control and motors, A3 plays a visible role in educating the public and promoting the benefits of automating as well as publishing technology standards, establishing safety guidelines and raising supplier quality with programs such as the system integrator certification. With its unique vantage point, the organization conducts industry research and analysis that enables member companies to understand the latest automation industry trends and opportunities. A3 Mexico will also participate in and sponsor events aimed at the Mexican market.
“A3 Mexico is the first organization that represents and promotes the automation ecosystem in Mexico,” said Jeff Burnstein, A3 president. “As a global organization, A3 is uniquely qualified to meet the needs of Mexico’s fast-growing industry. Establishing A3 Mexico is an extension of our core mission.”