Manufacturing in Tijuana has many benefits. From an affordable and trained workforce, to fast and competitive shipping options, to English-speaking engineers and management, manufacturers are finding that Tijuana is a location that allows a wide range of industries to thrive.
Proximity to the U.S.
Mexico offers easy, quick, and affordable shipping to the United States. In fact, it can take less than a week to ship a container from Mexico to the U.S. Next-day delivery on ground freight is also often possible. Tijuana’s geographic location also allows an excellent flow of low-cost raw materials as well as the transportation of manufactured goods.
Another important aspect of proximity is the fact that with a time zone that parallels that of the States, if questions should arise about the manufacturing process, it’s easy to connect by phone or video conference, or even make a visit to the factory location. Travel time to Tijuana from the western U.S. is no more than a few hours, and won’t exceed a day from anywhere in the United States, making a visit both quick and affordable.
Trained and Affordable Workforce
With wages far lower than in the U.S. but competitive in regard to the cost of living, workers in Mexico are eager to find steady manufacturing work. Fortunately, the workforce is more than ready and capable to fill the job. The Tijuana labor pool is highly skilled, and easily trainable. Workers are also known for their reliability and interest in learning new skills in a culture that is renowned for work ethic.
Training is eagerly embraced, and the time spent on training is well-spent. The manufacturing workforce in Tijuana is known for its efficiency and company loyalty.
And, because Tijuana is located near the U.S. border, most schools teach English as a second language to their students. In Tijuana, the region is called CaliBaja, comprising Baja California, as well as both Imperial and San Diego county in the U.S. The region’s partnerships with manufacturers have allowed for the creation of over 3.8 million jobs, which makes a win-win situation for workers and manufacturers alike.
Tijuana Has a Strong Supply Chain
Having a reliable supply chain is important to acquire the materials necessary for virtually any manufacturing process. Mexico’s supply chain is simple and transparent. With excellent access to components and raw materials alike, Tijuana is one of the strongest links in a global supply chain. It is also very common to source materials from US-based suppliers for assembly in Mexico, as the border region is conveniently close and provides ease of import for manufacturing. In addition, suppliers are flexible and reliable, resulting in the high quality and timely delivery you need to create products that are of equally excellent quality, on time, every time.
Yet another benefit to manufacturing in Tijuana is that companies registered in the IMMEX and IVA programs receive excellent cost savings through the government programs that bolster them. Companies manufacturing in Tijuana Mexico can avoid the 16% value-added tax on the the products they create, as long as goods are exported with relative speed. And, along with these programs, manufacturers will find other benefits through USMCA when they are working with a Mexican contract manufacturer.
Move Your Manufacturing with Coastline International
If you’re ready to learn more about the benefits of manufacturing in Tijuana, then Coastline International is ready to assist you. Our company is highly skilled in all aspects of nearshore manufacturing for a wide variety of applications, including medical devices, electronics, and many others. The professional team members at Coastline have experience in industries from aerospace to medical and consumer goods along with many other industrial manufacturers.
Visit us at Coastline International or give us a call today at (888) 748-7177.