4th Borderless Business Congress

Booming Industry: Mexico’s Musical Instrument Manufacturing

Looking for information on musical instrument manufacturing in Mexico? This blog has everything you need to know about this booming sector. Keep reading.
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Mexico’s cultural richness is widely recognized, particularly its diverse music scene. However, what is often overlooked is its flourishing musical instrument manufacturing industry which boasts a remarkable legacy of creating exceptional instruments that have gained popularity among musicians globally.

This sector has experienced significant growth in recent years, thanks to the country’s favorable business climate and strategic location. As a result, many international companies have set up maquiladoras (manufacturing plants) in Mexico, taking advantage of the country’s low labor costs and proximity to the United States.

What Renowned Firms Are Currently In Mexico?


One of the most notable success stories in this regard is Fender Musical Instruments Corporation, which established a manufacturing facility in Ensenada, Baja California, in 1987.
The factory produces various Fender guitars and basses, including the Player, Player Plus, and the retro-inspired Vintera series.

In 2022, Fender Mexico marked its 35th anniversary, highlighting the enduring success of the Ensenada factory within the Fender operation.

The recent release of the Acoustasonic Player Telecaster, a hybrid acoustic-electric model, is a clear indication of this growth, with a new factory building required to accommodate the production of this new model.

Ed Magee, EVP of Operations at Fender, acknowledged the significant effort and time required for this expansion but emphasized its importance in making Acoustasonic technology accessible to musicians worldwide.

Another major player is Taylor Guitars, which has a manufacturing plant in Tecate, Baja California, where it produces high-end acoustic guitars. The facility employs over 1,200 workers and significantly contributes to the local economy.

Other recognized companies with manufacturing plants in Mexico include Harman, an international company with a facility in Tijuana that focuses on producing quality audio with over 15 globally recognized brands.

Overall, the musical instrument manufacturing industry in Mexico is estimated to be worth several hundred million dollars annually, with a significant portion of that revenue coming from exports to the United States and other countries.

In Conclusion…

Besides being a hub for producing musical instruments and audio equipment, Tijuana also offers a range of business opportunities in Mexico for companies looking to complement the music industry’s supply chain.

Areas of focus include packaging, PCB tablet assembly, plastic injection molding, cable and harnesses, and software development.

If you are interested, contact us! At Tijuana EDC, we provide contract manufacturing solutions and support to businesses looking to establish a presence in the city, making it easier for companies to navigate the local industry environment and take advantage of the opportunities available in the region.

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