Tradewind and the Automotive Industry

Tradewind provides international trade finance to the world’s small- and mid-market. Founded in 2000, with more than 20 offices worldwide, we transact across all continents.

Because of our deep understanding of the automotive industry, we can provide each client with a tailor-made solution based on location, product, and payment term. We finance sales to many brands including GM, Ford, Chrysler, VW, Daimler Benz, Peugot, Fiat, and more.

The majority of our clients in the automotive sector are exporting auto parts, auto care solutions, and more. They are mainly located in Mexico, India, Brazil, USA, Europe, and China, and typically sell to the major manufacturers and Tier 1, 2, 3 suppliers in the United States and Europe.

How We Finance

We provide pre-export and export financing for sales made on open account, letter of credit and documentary collections payment terms. Our innovative solutions help improve our clients’ cash flow for JIT supply chains, and provide liquidity during the PPAP manufacturing process, allowing our clients to increase their turnover, take on larger purchase orders, and experience faster growth.

Our international expertise and capabilities enable us to structure credit facilities for companies based anywhere in the world and transacting in USD, EUR, GBP and other major currencies.

Using purchase order funding, inventory lending, letters of credit, and structured guarantees, our supply chain finance programs help align the needs of both buyers and sellers and minimize risk across the supply chain.

We Finance

  • Manufacturers
  • Wholesalers
  • Distributors
  • Traders



Export Factoring Services

  • Up to 95% advance and funding within 24-48 hours of funding request
  • Credit protection by insuring against buyer’s insolvency
  • Collections of receivables and bookkeeping

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Types Served

  • Auto parts
  • Automotive care
    solutions
  • Other auto suppliers



Supply Chain Finance

  • PO funding, inventory lending, L/Cs, and structured guarantees
  • Facilities based on payables, receivables, and inventory
  • Funding to foreign suppliers based on the creditworthiness of their buyers

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Typical Clients

  • Annual revenue: $5MM to $500MM+
  • Minimum invoice: $5,000
  • Trade in tangible goods
  • Cross border
    sales/purchases

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