CANDID Co. Manufacturing Plant
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CANDID Co. opens new manufacturing plant in Tijuana B.C.

CANDID Co. Manufacturing Plant

On Wednesday September 21, 2022, the inauguration of the CANDID Co. manufacturing plant took place in Tijuana B.C.

CANDID Co. is a company that manufactures dental equipment. The Company offers a wide range of starter kit, clear aligners, and retainers.

CANDID Co. is bringing advanced production and automation technology to this city with an investment of more than 10 million dollars. Along with The Tecma Group of Companies as their shelter services provider in Mexico, the operation will immediately create 100 direct jobs and has a 5-year growth projection to generate more than 750 quality manufacturing jobs.

José Aaron Palomares Ruiz, manager of CANDID, commented that, due to the geographic location and qualified workforce of the city of Tijuana, this company decided to establish itself in the locality since it supplies the US market, which adds to the export balance of the condition.

The directors of the American corporation together with executives from Tecma carried out the famous “Ribbon Cutting” at the new facilities during the opening ceremony.

With this new manufacturing plant in the city of Tijuana B.C., Tecma’s presence in the region increases to more than 35 clients who have placed their trust to open their manufacturing operations in Mexico under the shelter services that Tecma provides.



About CANDID Co.


Candid was founded to offer transformative oral health care. Through best-in-class technology and our game-changing approach to partnership, we make the highest quality care accessible, approachable, and achievable for dental professionals and their patients.

Standard of care

We partner with licensed dental professionals to bring our high-quality clear aligners to their patients.

Developed by top-tier orthodontists, our process makes high-quality orthodontic treatment easier and more accessible to doctors and patients.

Our combination of advanced aligner technology, remote CandidMonitoring™, and some of the highest diagnostic standards in the industry means our CandidPro™ doctors can treat more patients, save more time, and earn more revenue—all while driving excellent patient outcomes.

About Tecma Group of Companies

Tecma’s flexible business solutions enable manufacturers to configure their shelter maquiladora operations in ways that will best serve to optimize their ability to achieve defined overall strategic and economic manufacturing goals and objectives. It was Tecma’s founders’ intention to design a user-friendly Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) business model that would streamline clients’ Mexican operations and empower the executives managing them to fix their attention solely on competencies core to their primary mission.

The Tecma Group of Companies was founded over three decades ago by current company president and CEO, K. Allan Russell, along with three mentoring business partners. What started in 1985 as a small operation occupying a total of 8,500 square feet has become a sizable international enterprise that occupies production, warehouse, and distribution space on both sides of the international border at El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juarez, San Diego and Tijuana.

In addition, Tecma provides Mexico Shelter Services in cities throughout Mexico including Torreon, Rosarito, and Silao. Russell is the firm’s majority owner, with minority owners all being members of the Tecma Senior Executive Team.

TECMA’s first primary function is to provide shelter services for manufacturers. TECMA’s services can cut production costs for manufacturers by 50% when moving the manufacturing sector into Mexico. The team provides services that include:

  • Human Resources and Outsourced Payroll
  • Comprehensive Mexico Import/Export Processing
  • Facilities Management
  • Professional EH&S Consultation
  • Experienced Mexico Supply Chain Services
  • Industry Development

 TECMA is committed to operating with unwavering integrity to clear billing, and any mishaps are addressed on time. TECMA also endeavors to provide unparalleled customer service and proactive, continuous improvement and innovation to stay ahead of the curve.


Ernesto Bravo

President of Tecma West


Ernesto Bravo

President of Tecma West

Raised in the Mexico Shelter Services industry, Ernesto is the President of Tecma West, a division of the Tecma Group of Companies.