Nearshoring: Closer, Cheaper, Faster
What makes Coastline a reliable manufacturing partner is our ability to consistently meet high standards for quality, delivery, and service. As labor and transportation costs associated with distant offshore locations continue to rise, many OEM's are choosing to manufacture closer to home. Let us show you how free trade (NAFTA) and low-cost labor makes Tijuana Mexico an excellent nearshore manufacturing location.
Nearshoring v. Offshoring
A company is said to be "offshoring" when it manufactures or assembles its products in another country. The term "nearshoring" is substituted when that country is near the company's home country. For example, a U.S. company is nearshoring if its products are manufactured in neighboring Mexico.
Offshoring and nearshoring take advantage of the host country's low cost of labor and production. However, long-distance transportation costs and changing world conditions make nearshoring a more attractive option - especially when the end user market is in North America.
The Tijuana Economic Development Commission reports "... the quality, IP protections, lower-cost and logistical benefits of the City of Tijuana have allowed it to grow the largest concentration of medical device manufacturing employment in North America ... Tijuana actually leads employment levels amongst all other medical device manufacturing regions of North America - with over 32,000 employees in 2013."
This exceeds the comparable employment base in Minneapolis-St. Paul, New York State, Boston Metro, Los Angeles County and similar centers of medical device manufacturing in the United States.
Gain Speed and Flexibility
For many OEM's, outsourcing everyday production gives them greater ability to:
- increase speed-to-market
- absorb business acquisitions
- launch new products
- augment current production
- improve logistics
- respond to changes in demand
- maintain strategic flexibility
- avoid large investments in plant and personnel
Do What You Do Best, and Outsource the Rest
Transferring responsibility for mass-production to an outside manufacturing expert allows the OEM to focus its internal resources on value-producing and entrepreneurial activities that are central to its success. This means the OEM can invest more in its technology, products, markets, and sales, and less in day-to-day manufacturing.
Manufacture with Confidence
By outsourcing to a competent manufacturing partner, like Coastline International, the OEM places mass-production in the hands of an organization singularly and expertly focused on production. Its long term success depends on responding to the needs of client OEM's by producing and delivering products of consistent quality at the lowest possible cost.
Coastline International Advantage
Coastline is a U.S. corporation that has been manufacturing in Tijuana Mexico for over three decades. Partnering with Coastline allows companies located in the US and globally, to realize the important benefits afforded by its nearshore manufacturing location.
- Free trade cost benefits (NAFTA)
- Cost savings of 30% or more
- Import/Export management
- Skilled labor
- California and international points of entry
- Contract Manufacturing
- Shelter Services
- Proven dependability and service
- 35+ years of manufacturing experience
A Long History
Coastline International has been a trusted manufacturing partner for other companies since 1982. Since inception, Coastline has served a wide array of well-known organizations across the Medical, Electronics, Aerospace, and Consumer Goods industries. Headquartered in San Diego, California, Coastline is a privately owned U.S. corporation with foreign manufacturing facilities in Tijuana Mexico.
Our typical client company develops and sells products in the U.S. and foreign markets. Over the course of three decades we have been the trusted partner of a wide range of companies, large and small, that outsource the manufacture of their products for strategic or economic reasons. We also provide shelter services to support client companies that elect to manage their own production operations in Mexico.
Capacity and Accreditations
Coastline has 250-300 employees and over 50,000 square feet of manufacturing facilities, including several ISO 13485 Class 8 clean rooms. Coastline is FDA registered and an ISO certified manufacturer.
Operations & Project Management
Sr. Quality Manager
Quality System Manager
Supply Chain Manager
Human Resources Manager
Technical Services Manager