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4th Borderless Business Congress

Manufacturing Companies in Baja California: Top Industries

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For several years, manufacturing companies in Baja California have provided significant growth and have been one of the economic foundations of the region. Tijuana cannot be left behind, as it is the major contributor to this success due to its manufacturing environment and logistical benefits.

One of the reasons Tijuana is the number one location for the industry is because of its strategic location, close to the United States but with competitive costs provided by government programs and the skilled workforce.

In addition, it is connected to main seaports and international airports, making it a gateway to the global market. As Mexico’s first manufacturing export base, Tijuana’s growth is undeniable, and the long-term forecast is promising. However, we consider some sectors have received the best results, so we listed the top three.

Medical Devices

Over the past 30 years, Baja California has become the country’s largest and most important Medical Device manufacturing center. With over 80 companies and 74,000 employees, it has become North America’s number one Medical device destination.

Regarding Medical Device manufacturing in Mexico, Medtronic, DJO Global, and Thermo Fisher are some of the most notable companies.

Electronic Products

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Electronics manufacturing in Mexico has been established for 50 years, from household appliances to driving equipment and electrical components.

Baja California is not just the area with the largest concentration of companies in the electronics sector in the country but also in Latin America. Over 180 plants are currently operating and employing around 120,000 people producing TVs, electro-medical devices, sensors, and other gadgets for cars and planes.

Some of the best-known manufacturing companies in Baja California are Philips, Samsung, and Panasonic.

Aerospace Industry

Thanks to the supply chain and capabilities, over 50 companies in the Aerospace sector have established themselves in Tijuana in the last 40 years. In fact, the number of manufacturing companies in Baja California is four times the number of companies in the country.

Some production lines we can find are commercial, defense, space, drones, maintenance, repair, cargo, and logistics. And what renowned firms can we mention? Zodiac Aerospace, Menzies Aviation, and Lockheed Martin.

Because of the abovementioned, if your goal is to find the best place to establish your company abroad, you must consider Baja California. At Tijuana EDC, we have over 33 years of experience advising investors and advising them in Contract Manufacturing solutions to help them grow their businesses. In addition, we also offer follow-up, linking, and support services for initial recruitment.

Contact us, schedule an appointment, and let us advise you on what is best for your company.