Why Manufacture in Mexico? Mexico has a rich history of domestic and multinational manufacturing. Manufacturing in Mexico has become the best option for companies that are seeking to cut costs in order to sell competitively in the world’s largest consumer market, North America. Over the years, simple assembly operations in Mexico have evolved into complex manufacturing operations including aerospace, automobiles, office automation, industrial and personal products. Mexico attracts U.S. manufacturers that need low cost solutions near-by for higher value end products and just-in-time components.
While larger foreign firms with global experience can set up operations in Mexico readily. Smaller companies are usually looking to partner with a company either by contract manufacturing or sub-shelter programs in order to save the expense of moving and setting up shop themselves. Minco Manufacturing partnered with The Offshore Group (www.offshoregroup.com) in 2007 to establish our production facility in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico. With over 80 employees, 50 CNC Lathes and Milling machines, robotics, and 60,000 sq. ft. of space, Manufacturing in Mexico with Minco only makes sense.
Mexico’s low landed costs are attractive when considered in comparison to other countries such as China. It is suited to serve as a Mexico manufacturing venue for short to medium-run products that have a high degree of engineered content without losing the intellectual property. Its proximity to the United States enables technical and production personnel to coordinate activities to bridge all facets of the product and fulfills the just-in-time requirements that suppliers demand. Additionally, Mexico’s efforts to enforce patent and intellectual property laws are advanced compared with those in place in other low-cost nations. Political risk associated with Manufacturing in Mexico is minimal and in this day and age, having the ability to still do business in a foreign country close by to monitor production is a good business decision.