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Tijuana Manufacturing  | Shelter & Managed Services

Tijuana is the largest city in Baja California and the 6th-largest city in Mexico with just under 2 million residents. It is also one of the fastest growing cities in Mexico with an estimated 80,000 people moving to the city each year. It is estimated that Tijuana could be Mexico’s 2nd largest city within the next decade. It’s close proximity to the United States and large population make it a prime destination for maquiladoras. There are over 600 maquiladoras or foreign manufacturing operations in Tijuana, a number that continues to grow.

In the early 21st century, Tijuana became the medical-device manufacturing capital of North America. In addition to medical devices, Tijuana is also well known as a hub for automobiles and parts, electronics, aerospace components, and consumer products. Manufacturing of products for US companies is one of the biggest contributing factors for the city’s growth. Skilled and educated talent is highly available in Tijuana because of the many opportunities in world class manufacturing companies in the city.

With more than 50 million crossings per year, the San Ysidro port of entry, one of two border crossing points in Tijuana, is one of the busiest land border crossings in the world, making Tijuana one of the most visited border cities in the world. Both border crossings are literally minutes away from San Diego, CA.

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The seeds of change were sown in Tijuana decades ago with the creation of trade agreements such as NAFTA and now USMCA. Combined with the benefits of IMMEX, a program created by the Mexican government allowing transformation of goods without the need to pay VAT. These programs and trade agreements will continue to stimulate growth in manufacturing by US based companies in Tijuana for decades to come. These factors make Tijuana an ideal location for manufacturing, assembly operations, as well as other types of maquiladoras.

Low cost assembly and skilled labor for international companies manufacturing in Tijuana are a tremendous benefit. In addition to the many skilled and educated workers, Tijuana also boasts a high concentration of assembly talent, many of which have been trained in world class manufacturing operations. In addition to the labor savings sought by foreign companies in Tijuana, there is a high concentration of English speakers. This makes communication, management, and training much easier when compared to other locations.

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As US and other foreign companies find China less and less appealing, they are discovering that Mexico is able to provide a suitable, nearshore replacement for inexpensive manufacturing in cities such as Tijuana. In fact, in many instances, Mexico is a far superior trading partner due to its protections for intellectual property, latin based language and proximity to the US market. By shifting labor intensive processes to Mexico, US and Canadian based companies are able to free up the working capital needed to grow their businesses and offer higher paying white collar jobs in their communities at home.

Given all of the advantages that Tijuana has to offer, it is no wonder that manufacturing has exploded and the population is growing rapidly. Experience the advantages of foreign manufacturing along with the convenience of close proximity to the US market in Tijuana, Mexico. Contact us at 619.661.1261 or and let us show you how easy it is to move your labor intensive manufacturing to Mexico.

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