Outsourcing manufacturing to Mexico has a number of benefits for any business. In Mexico manufacturing can be performed at a lower cost without sacrificing quality or efficiency. Better still, the logistics of transporting raw materials to Mexico and finished products to their destination markets are much easier than those involved with manufacturing in Asian countries. Here’s what you should know.
Contract Manufacturing Suits a Wide Range of Companies
Setting up shop in Mexico doesn’t have to mean purchasing or building a maquiladora and running your own facility. The easiest way to start manufacturing in Mexico is through contract manufacturing, an option that works for companies of virtually any size and budget.
With contract manufacturing, your business doesn’t need to worry about finding local management and staffing a facility; you don’t need to learn local labor laws, tax laws, or the logistics of importing and exporting to and from Mexico. Instead, we handle all of this for you. This keeps your costs (and risks) low and makes the process seamless.
Contract Manufacturing in Mexico Has Clear Advantages Over Asian Manufacturing
If you immediately think of China when you think of outsourcing your manufacturing, it’s time to start looking closer to home. While the cost of labor in China and other Asian nations is steadily rising, labor costs in Mexico have remained stable. You’ll have access to a highly skilled workforce — Mexico produces more engineering and manufacturing degrees per capita than the United States! Additionally, you can feel confident knowing that workers are protected by labor laws that ensure a safe, fair environment.
Another advantage of manufacturing in Mexico is that their intellectual property laws offer Canadian and American businesses more protection, so you won’t have to worry about your designs and product ideas being stolen—and if it did happen, Mexican IP laws will give you legal recourse.
Nearshore manufacturing means a shorter supply chain, too. Because Mexico is just south of the border, finished goods can be trucked into the United States, rather than having to be transported on a cargo ship or by air, either of which can be timely or costly. This means shipping is faster, less expensive, and more predictable.
Contract Manufacturing in Mexico Isn’t Without Risks
Not all contract manufacturing companies in Mexico are the same. It pays to find a manufacturer that has extensive experience, a track record of success, and the latest technology in its facilities.
You’ll be assured all of these and more when you choose Coastline International. Our Tijuana, Mexico facilities are only a short drive from San Diego; they’re FDA-registered, built to US standards, and offer various controlled manufacturing environments for a wide range of medical and electronics applications. We’ve been in operation since 1982 and during this time, we’ve developed long-term relationships with some of the biggest names in the industry, who rely on us for our dependability and high quality output.
Learn More About Contract Manufacturing in Mexico
If you’d like to learn more about Coastline International and our contract manufacturing services, contact us today at 888-748-7177 to speak with one of our representatives.