- Manufacturing in Mexico
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- Client Success
TACNA has been providing shelter services to Crissair, Inc. since 2002. We manufacture high precision machined parts for the aerospace industry globally. Having a well-trained stable workforce of skilled machinists is key to our success. TACNA has helped us with sourcing, incenting and retaining these highly skilled team members in an intensively competitive labor market. Our Mexico team has been successful in regularly meeting aggressive targets for quality parts and on time production, which is critical to our success with global aircraft manufacturers.
We appreciate that TACNA’s takes care of the regulatory and governmental complexities of Mexico including all permitting, human resources and payroll functions, statutory accounting, import export and environmental health and safety. TACNA’s handling of these important regulatory functions allows our team in Mexico to focus on the operations of the factory and putting out quality product, on time.
Over the years Crissair has shifted increasingly complex work to our Mexico facility including two expansions of our Mexico operations. Additionally, because of our success, one of our sister companies has opened an operation in Mexico adjacent to ours. Our success in Mexico would not be possible without our partner, TACNA.
Since 1998, we have used TACNA’s services to support our operation in Mexico and are very pleased with their performance. When we first started doing business in Mexico, we were using another shelter service provider and had a bad experience. We hired TACNA as service provider, and have found the TACNA organization to be supportive, honest and willing to do whatever it takes to support our business. The TACNA team maintains a high level of integrity and commitment and working with them makes it enjoyable to do business in Mexico.
We have had two major expansions since moving to Mexico including one where our parent company made the decision to close a non-performing Mexico operation and consolidated into ours as our model is lower cost and more highly productive with higher quality. TACNA handles all the transportation of finished goods and raw material into and out of Mexico. This support is critical to running our business and TACNA’s team is very sensitive to our needs and keeps us well informed of progress and issues.
From time to time, we have evaluated bringing the activities performed by TACNA in house. Since TACNA’s services are so seamless and their team is so supportive, TACNA continues to be the most cost-effective solution. We look forward to a long partnership with TACNA in the future.
Victory Archery, a division of Mitsubishi Chemical has been producing carbon fiber arrows in Vietnam for years. We found it was simply too distant to be reactive to the market and we began shipping bulk arrow shafts to San Diego in order to improve our speed to market. This methodology became too costly vs our competition and we were losing market share.
A member of executive management of TACNA had previously worked with the president of our division and reached out to him suggesting that we consider moving our operations to Mexico. We had some years earlier made golf shafts in Mexico. We investigated the possibility and determined that this was an answer to our challenges of finishing arrows closer to the end US market at an affordable cost. We currently assemble most of our arrows for the US market in Mexico in TACNA’s shelter entity. TACNA helped us find a building to lease and takes care of all regulatory aspects of Mexico, allowing us to focus on production.
The operation has been a great success over the last few years and we are currently looking to double the size of our operation in Mexico. The deep expertise of TACNA in all technical areas of doing business in Mexico has been and continues to be critical to our success.
We have been rubber manufacturers in Southern California for over 40 years. The operation we moved to Mexico is rubber molding. It was necessary for us to enhance profitability by reducing labor content in an inherently labor-intensive process. TACNA has lived up to its promises made during the sales process. The projections they helped us develop for our Mexico operations have been highly accurate and the projected savings are being realized.
We have found that TACNA has a well-rounded, deep team with broad experience in all technical areas of doing business in Mexico. The necessary operating permits were obtained in a timely manner. Even in an extraordinarily tight labor market, they have provided us the workers we need and we find those workers to be better prepared to work on a manufacturing floor than we do with employees hired in the U.S. We appreciate that TACNA takes care of any HR issues that might arise.
The US warehousing cross docking function and overall logistics process and training of our people has been helpful and allowed for a smooth transition of our raw materials and equipment to Mexico.
In short, our transition to Mexico has been better, faster and easier than we expected. Much of the credit for such being the case is the team of excellent people and well defined processes put in place by TACNA.
In 2006 we moved a manufacturing line from California to Mexico with another Shelter provider. We were informed in 2008 that our Shelter provider was to cease business. After extensive research of possible new providers that included interviews with the principals, visits to their offices and meeting their personnel on both sides of the border, along with visiting several clients for each, we chose TACNA.
With a much more sophisticated and experienced shelter service provider in place, the company made a decision to move all of its production lines from California to Mexico with expansion to a 65,000 square foot facility. TACNA was very helpful in finding our building, negotiating a lease, setting up the required permits, and providing a smooth import-export process. The actual movement of equipment and materials through the border went very well. Most importantly they helped in providing a stable work force that included skilled welders, technical people, plant management, and a local network of service providers.
In more recent years, we have found that TACNA has made significant investments in technology which allow us to better manage our business remotely with excellent financial information. We are very happy with our Mexico manufacturing facility and the help and support provided by TACNA. Our costs have diminished, while our product quality has improved.
Our company, Hogue Inc. moved the core of its manufacturing operations to Mexico with the assistance of TACNA in 2005. This move has proven to be one of the best business decisions we have made. We have attracted and retained outstanding factory management and stable factory workers. The work ethic is refreshing. Our employees do an excellent job for us.
Moving core manufacturing to Mexico has allowed Hogue to be a more meaningful contributor to the economic base of both countries. The incremental profitability created through the move has resulted in incremental market share growth and development of new products. We have hired more skilled marketing, product development and design talent in the U.S. and expanded our U.S. operations from Paso Robles to San Diego and Las Vegas. We employ more people today in the U.S. at higher wages than before we moved to Mexico.
Our success in Mexico would not have been possible without the assistance of TACNA. Their business model allows us to focus on manufacturing our products while TACNA takes care of the regulatory burdens of operating in a foreign country, including import and export. They are experts in what they do and their services are indispensable.
We have been pleased with our relationship with TACNA and highly recommend them to any company considering a move to Mexico.