What are the benefits of aerospace companies in Mexico? And why are there more companies choosing Mexico to establish their businesses?
More and more American firms are beginning to realize all the advantages nearshoring brings to their operations and overall manufacturing costs. They have realized that aspects such as wages, lead times, time zones, intellectual property, and supply chain management were improved when choosing a nearby country to take care of specific processes.
This trend began to accelerate because of the trade war between China and the United States in 2018. Finally, Mexico became even more popular after the problems in supply chains during the COVID-19 emergency.
Benefits of Aerospace Manufacturing in Mexico
- Quality Workforce
One of the most attractive benefits of aerospace manufacturing in Mexico is the cost and quality of its workforce. In addition, over 100,000 engineers graduate yearly, a more significant number than in the United States.
- Supply Chain Cost
Companies that receive goods from other continents must wait for extended periods and pay high transoceanic shipping fees. But by nearshoring to Mexico, components, packs, and finished goods can be shipped to the United States by land in only 24-48 hours at lower fares.
- Protection of Intellectual Property
According to the BBC, China is responsible for up to 50%-80% of all intellectual property theft experienced by US companies. One of the significant benefits of manufacturing in Mexico is that the government protects IP with laws equivalent to those implemented by the United States.
Manufacturing in Mexico instead of other distant regions means:
- More affordable and faster flights. While a flight to China would take almost an entire day to arrive from the US, managers, and directors can travel to Mexico in hours. Also, flights to Mexico are cheaper compared to the cost of a round-trip ticket to Asia.
- Shared time zones. Communication between Mexico and the United States is efficient due to the shared time zones, making it easy for companies to be in touch during working hours.
- Social Responsibility
Why is Mexico considered a socially responsible country?
- While workweeks in China can occasionally top 60 hours, in Mexico, employees only work for 48 hours.
- Mexico has regulations in the area of occupational safety, as well as laws protecting child labor.
- Mexico has strict rules that require the safety of the elements and materials used to make manufactured goods.
Located at the border between Mexico and the United States, Tijuana is one of the most active regions for aerospace manufacturing. Currently, over 50 companies in the sector are located in the city, working successfully and growing their businesses.
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