MES Inc. decision to expand its operations in Mexico was related to our largest North American clients’ strategic approach to invest in the country. We have started shipments to Mexico in 2011 and by the winter of the same year we were already warehousing and serving our clients out of Monterrey. We have been consolidating our presence in Mexico ever since and continue to add staff. About 20% of our business comes today from Mexico. MES Inc., like most of our clients in Mexico, is worried, not so much about the actual change in the provisions of NAFTA or by the potential withdrawal of the US, but by the uncertainty surrounding the issue. Because there is no precedent in the history of modern trade relationships where US withdrew from a trade agreement, nobody knows what to expect or the timeframe to expect it within. This is disrupting our clients’ strategy […]
Last month, MES Inc. was honored to host the first Annual Supplier Conference in Ningbo, China. Organized by our Chinese branch and with the participation of CEO Hiten Shah, MES Inc. hosted over 20 suppliers coming from different parts of the country representing different commodities and different manufacturing processes. On the occasion of the event, MES Inc. launched a new Preferred Supplier Program where the suppliers are expected to maintain a certain level of quality, improve production lead times, deliver on time and participate in cost reduction initiatives. MES’ commitment in exchange is that it will source more projects from these preferred suppliers and reduce raw material and exchange rate risk. Under the name of “Supplier – Quality Awards”, Hiten Shah recognized those suppliers who have grown with MES and who, by working with us and following our recommendations, have improved significantly. The award was designated in 3 categories: Quality, Price […]
As part of our continuous effort to be as responsive and flexible as possible to our customers’ demands, bring value added services and expand our capabilities, we have inaugurated at the end of last year, METRICS WORKS. For MES Inc. it is very important to perform locally a series of operations that contribute firstly to a reduction in lead time and secondly to an increase in quality and implicitly a reduction of the rework costs that we can pass on to our customers. Some of the operations performed by the workshop are: Store and check samples Re-work parts using sand blaster, lathe, drilling press and a 3 axes CNC router 3D print prototypes and parts (e.g. quick fixtures) Develop gages Assemble specific parts (e.g. valves, solenoids)
MES is built on a culture of caring and giving. MES decided to change our donation philosophy this year by making our team members’ causes, our own. Following that, every associate picked 1-2 charities which company donated to. Following are some of charities who benefited: MyChildFund.org; National Church Residences Foundation; Church of Christ of the Apostolic Faith (Food Pantry); American Red Cross; Girl Scouts; Boys Scouts of America; Highpoint Evangelical Christian Church; Chloe Inc.; St. Matthew Catholic School, C/O Susan Malloy; Berwyn East Academy; National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI); Global Visionaries; Western Golf Association Evans Scholars Foundation; Gahanna Special Olympics and CHA Animal Shelter; NEHSA & Food Pantry; YMMCA; Hartley’s Hawgs Bass Fishing Club & Homegrown 4-Him 4-H Club of Delaware County; Autism Speaks; Community Shelter Board; Grove City Vineyards; Hospice Ohio; Akshayapatra; Vraj. etc. Thanks to all the team members for actively participating in their communities and causes.