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Maquiladoras are also known as maquilas. They are foreign-owned manufacturing facilities that are used by companies in order to export high quality goods from Mexico at a lower cost than they might be obtained elsewhere. This is particularly common for corporations in the United States and Canada. 

Mexico is one of the United State’s largest trading partners. They have long been one of the primary sources of goods exported to the US for many important reasons.

Maquiladoras can be found throughout Latin America. However, Tacna’s expertise is in working with maquiladoras in Mexico. Particularly in the Baja region of Mexico. These border towns are close to the United States and along the west coast. Proximity to the United States is one of the benefits of maquiladoras.

Many large US-based corporations and businesses are utilizing maquiladoras in Mexico and have been for many years. Maquiladoras were first established in Mexico in 1964. That was when the government in Mexico introduced the “Border Industrialization Program” (BIP).

The purpose was to attract investment in Mexico from foreign entities. The Border Industrialization Program lowered taxes (duties) on equipment, materials, raw materials, and machinery. This is one of the ways foreign owned businesses are able to save money.

The program has been a big success. It is a significant means of employment and has stimulated the Mexican economy. 

Manufacturing in Mexico

What is it that makes maquiladoras in Mexico so much more affordable for manufacturing companies?

There are several factors that make maquiladoras more affordable. First of all, Mexico is in close proximity to the United States. Some of the best locations in Mexico for a maquiladora is in the region of Baja. These cities include Tijuana, Tecate, Mexicali, Ensenada, and Rosarito. 

This close proximity makes for quicker shipment of products. Additionally, these areas have bilingual, skilled workers that can provide valuable labor at lower costs. 

Low duties are also helpful in lowering production costs. 

Mexico Factory for Manufacturing

What is the cost of setting up a manufacturing facility in Mexico?

As you might expect, the cost of running a manufacturing facility in Mexico is less expensive when compared to the United States and Canada. 

Labor costs, proximity to the US and Canada, real estate costs, and exchange rates favor moving manufacturing to Mexico. 

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Our expertise in guiding companies along the journey of setting up a maquiladora in Mexico is just one of the reasons for our growth. Mexico has been promoting policies that make them an appealing location for maquiladoras for decades. Tacna has been assisting companies in this endeavor since 1983, and we can do it for yours in a matter of weeks. 

Partnering with a shelter company such as ours can help you quickly find a maquiladora that will fit the needs of your company as seamlessly as possible. 

Tacna has been helping companies do this for decades. 

With our shelter company, Tacna will assume all of the liability and take care of everything. All you have to do is focus on the manufacturing process.

Establishing a manufacturing facility in Mexico is a complex, yet worthwhile endeavor. Tacna can support you before, during, and after the transition to production in Mexico. Our experience in working as a shelter company gives our clients a huge advantage and saves them time and money.

If you are looking for help with setting up a manufacturing facility in Mexico, Tacna is the partner you need.

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 Let us show you how easy it is to establish a maquiladora in Mexico. 

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