Tijuana is a dominant city in Baja California, Mexico with economic and industrial influence across the nation. Bordering San Diego, California, Tijuana has over 600 maquiladoras servicing the automotive, electronics, consumer products, industrial, aerospace and medical device industries. In fact, Tijuana now has the largest concentration of medical device manufacturers in all of North America and the largest concentration of aerospace maquiladoras in Mexico.
Manufacturing in Tijuana is the primary source of the city’s growth, contributing to the more than 80,000 new residents a year moving to the city. Manufacturing in China is declining due to rising wages and transportation, whereas manufacturing in Mexico is exploding with lower labor costs, and Tijuana is the primary beneficiary of this growth.
Industrial real estate in Tijuana is abundant and possibly the most flexible of all developed cities in Baja California. Manufacturers in Mexico can choose to buy land and build a custom factory or lease an existing building or build-to-suit option. The infrastructure to support manufacturing in Tijuana is also some of the best developed in the country. Highways have been built to support the mass transportation of goods from maquiladoras to the United States, and there is plenty of reliable power and broadband connectivity throughout the city.
Why Manufacture in Tijuana, Mexico?
Labor in Tijuana is also abundant, ranging from unskilled assembly workers to highly trained professionals. Unlike many other developed cities in Baja California, Tijuana has a large concentration of English-speaking residents, making communication (and training) easier with foreign managers and visitors. Also, the labor unions in Tijuana are considered “white unions” and are generally employer friendly.
NAPS launched its outsourced Administration and Compliance Management Program (shelter program) in Tijuana Mexico more than 2 decades ago and remains the largest and most sophisticated company of its kind in the region. NAPS specializes in helping Tijuana manufacturers through the feasibility, start-up and on-going administration of their Mexico factories so that companies can focus on production and quality control, allowing NAPS to manage their Human Resources, Import/Export, Accounting (in Mexico), Environmental Health & Safety and all related Mexican government compliance. Simply put, you manufacture…NAPS everything else. Join many of our clients who have found success in Tijuana manufacturing.