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Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T)

Welcome to the website of the U.S. Commercial Service’s Machinery, Materials & Technology (M3T) Team for U.S. manufacturers who want to export. The M3T Team's in-depth industry expertise seeks to provide up-to-date export assistance and value-added services for the exports of industrial machinery and materials in the chemicals, plastics, composites, paper/pulp, material handling, metal-working and machine tools sectors. Since exports boost the economy and greatly increase a company’s profitability, many small and medium-sized manufacturers are now exploring opportunities to increase market share outside of the U.S. The manufacturing sector in the United States has been a cornerstone of our economy for decades. To maintain this important sector of the U.S. economy, the U.S. Commercial Service provides assistance to increase the industry’s competitiveness by providing insight and research on foreign markets, programs to help U.S. firms enter new markets and services to help them find qualified business partners.

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Upcoming Trade Events for 2015:

  • Expo Manufactura 2015 – The industrial showcase of northern Mexico held at Cintermex in Monterrey, Mexico, February 3-5, 2015. For details, see:
  • NPE 2015 – The International Plastics Showcase, Orlando, Florida March 23-27, 2015. Showtime and Executive Matchmaking services available. For details:
  • ACREX India 2015 – February 26-28, 2015 in Bangalore, India. This show is focused on the heating, refrigeration and air conditioning industries. For details, see:
  • FABTECH Mexico 2015 – May 5-7, 2015, Cintermex, Monterrey, Mexico (now co-located with AWS Weldmex, METALFORM Mexico and COATech. For details, see:
  • CHINAPLAS 2015 – to be held in Guangzhou, China, May 20-23, 2015. CHINAPLAS is the third largest plastics show worldwide. For details, see:

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Detailed Event Information For TECMA - 2013 Detailed Event Information For TECMA - 2013
TECMA - 2013 -- General Industrial Eq./Supplies, Iron/Steel, Machine Tools/Metalworking Eq., Process Controls - Industrial, Robotics
Location/Date: Mexico City, Mexico 03/05/2013 - 03/08/2013
Event Summary:
TECMA 2013 is the machine tool exhibition targeting in machine tool technology, equipment, related equipment and peripherals. TECMA's objective is to bring manufactures, exporters, importers, wholesalers and retailers on the show floor to exhange ideas and business development needs to exhange knowlege and expertise in order to grow sales. TECMA is sponsored by The Mexican Association of Machinery Distributors and is held March 5, 6, 7 and 8, 2013, at Expo Bancomer Santa Fe, Mexico City Since 1991 TECMA is the only international show in Mexico, strictly specializing in the technology of machine tools and its peripherals. The types of exhibitors at this event are: Machine-Tools for chip renoval Machine-Tools for forming and stamping process. Accessories, Peripherals, Robotics, Software and other related products. Leading manufacturers and reps will display their equipment. Over 260 exhibitors from the metalworking industry will display their products and productivity solutions.

Kevin Haley, Trade Event Programs
Senior International Trade Specialist
Phone: 202-482-6434
Claudia Salgado, Mexico City
Commercial Specialist
Phone: 52-55-5080-2000 ext. 5224
John Howell, Monterrey
Principal Commercial Officer
Phone: +52 81 8047 3223
Mario Vidana, Monterrey
Commerce Specialist
Phone: 528180473118