Alejandro Rosas, Managing Director LATAM of Haskell by MBP.

Haskell is a US-based architecture, engineering and consulting firm that delivers integrated solutions that ensure certainty of outcome. The company takes advantge of being a global network of experts to provide integrated design, engineering, construction and professional services to businesses and communities and deliver AEC projects. In the aviation and aerospace industries, Haskell focuses on delivering world-class storage, manufacturing and hangar facilities.

In this edition of the Interview of the Week, Mexico Aviation & Aerospace Review presents an previewo of its exclusive interview with Alejandro Rosas, Managing Director LATAM at Haskell, that will be first published in Mexico Business Review 2019. Check out the plans that the company has for Mexico’s aerospace sector.

Q: What is Haskell’s value proposition for the aerospace sector?

A: We entered the Mexican aerospace sector through some key clients that wanted to protect their investment by working with a constructor that could provide them with a problem-free plant. Haskell might not be the least expensive company to work with but no company cares more than we do about customer experience., We have worked with one of the largest aerospace suppliers for over 20 years and built many plants for them in Mexico and US. We are now in charge of the construction of this client’s third plant in Mexico. Our differentiator is the service we provide to our clients. The company is fully focused on generating comprehensive technical documents.

Working with the aerospace and the pharmaceutical sectors requires high precision, constant communication throughout the manufacturing plant, many clear rooms and a minimum amount of waste. Few companies can offer the same levels of quality that Haskell can. Moreover, all projects delivered in Mexico are reviewed by our US arm.

Q: What technology trends are you seeing in the aerospace market?

A: We expect Mexico’s aerospace industry will continue growing and eventually the country will be capable of assembling its own aircraft. This opens interesting opportunities for as Tier 1 companies have high technological requirements for their plants. We employ our Virtual Construction Group, an operational line that focuses on technology, to comply with these demands. This division has created innovative software for the use of drones, which are now replacing topographic crews. These drones also monitor all equipment operations. Our software can also calculate with a single click all the supplies required to build a manufacturing plant. One of our divisions handles virtual simulations of manufacturing facilities, allowing engineers to see the manufacturing process as it would occur in real time.

Q: What are your growth expectations for the local aerospace industry?

A: The aerospace sector is one of the niches we will focus on besides food and beverages. We expect the aerospace sector to represent 15 percent of Haskell’s profits in Latin America. In Mexico, we have good relationships with FEMIA and other stakeholders in the sector so we expect this area to continue growing.

Q: What are Haskell’s growth expectations for Mexico and Latin America?

A: We expect to close 2018 with US$1 billion in revenue and to finish 2019 with US$2.0 billion. Half of that latter number will be through company acquisitions and the other half will be internal growth.  Haskell is growing and entering new markets; we now have clients in the retail, automotive and aerospace industries. We believe that Mexico will go from 80 percent of revenue for Haskell LATAM to only 50 percent revenue as we expand our markets in other countries in the region. In the next two or three years, we hope to double or triple our revenue for the entire region. The first expansion phase will be to Panama and Ecuador and the second to Argentina, Paraguay and Uruguay, but Mexico will remain a pillar for the region.

Haskell is the Gold Sponsor of Mexico Aerospace Forum 2018. The company will be present at the event showcasing the advantages that its AEC projects can offer for aerospace companies. Additionally, Rosas has confirmed his attendance. To learn more about his insight on Mexico’s aerospace sector, do not miss Mexico Aerospace Forum on December 5th, 2018 at Sheraton María Isabel in Mexico City. Register here to get your tickets!

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