Emerged in China, the coronavirus first spread as an epidemic in the Asia
region. This led to Asian production plants having to close as they were
not prepared with response actions to face the contingency.
But the spread of Covid-19 began to spread to other continents, which is why it became a pandemic. It is precisely for this reason that companies around the world made important decisions to speed up changes in their supply chains, as well as to protect employees and managers without compromising production and delivery times.
The financial blow suffered by Asia due to the coronavirus forces international investors with companies and capital on that continent to reflect on two aspects: relying less on Asian nations for production and seeking new horizons to produce.
Experts in finance and business have indicated that Mexico has a positive projection in terms of foreign investment to turn supply chains around. With Canada's approval of the T-MEC, the outlook is more encouraging for our country as technology firms, toy stores, automobile manufacturers, and energy companies have begun operating in Mexican territory.
The Canadian firm SMTC Corporation, an average provider of comprehensive manufacturing services for electronic products, has moved its production plant to Mexico after definitively closing its factory in China.
Alejandro Maluf, North American Managing Director of Technit Engineering and Construction, pointed out that in these times of crisis it is important to make the right decision so as not to suffer major economic impacts that harm the workforce and human capital.
In this sense, senior market analyst Ipek Ozkardeskaya indicated that if the uncertainty continues due to the prolonged period that Covid-19 entails, investors and companies will continue to leave China and other Asian nations.