Its summer and vacations are in full swing. Whether it is a trip to the beach, a camping venture into the mountains, everyone is thinking of ways to get away and relax. At Ohio Valley Manufacturing, many of our custom made products have been making their way south not only in the summer months, but also throughout the year. Our products aren’t heading south for vacation, but get right down to business as they are implanted into our customer’s products. Ohio Valley Manufacturing has been fortunate to have added this additional market for our products. We now have several heavy truck customers that are located in Mexico.
This move didn’t happen overnight. We have been expanding into the Mexican market over the past few years. Our Mexican customer base is Tier 1 and Tier 2 Automotive and Heavy Truck manufacturers. In particular, we’ve been supplying Air Springs for heavy trucks to customers in Mexico. With our close proximity to Canada, we are planning to expand north.
According to the U.S. State Department, the closeness of Canada with the U.S. is reflected in “the high volume of bilateral trade–the equivalent of $1.6 billion a day in goods–as well as in people-to-people contact. About 300,000 people cross between the countries every day by all modes of transport. In fields ranging from security and law enforcement to environmental protection to free trade, the two countries work closely on multiple levels from federal to local.”
Ohio Valley Manufacturing is excited about an expansion into the Canadian market. With total America exports to Canada at almost $280 billion (from U.S. State Department and U.S. Census figures) and of that some of the top industry segments being automotive accessories, other industrial machines and engines and parts, we look forward to becoming more integrated into the export network in Canada.