Aerospace Manufacturing

Finding highly specialized labor while producing a profitable, world-class aerospace product can be challenging. Tecma already has access to that skilled workforce, enabling you to cut costs while maximizing quality output.

Your aerospace factory will be strategically located and positioned for success

With industry costs 16% lower than in the US and a long list of trade agreements worldwide, aerospace production in Mexico means a competitive edge for exporting to the US market and around the world. This is why $13 billion in aerospace investment flows into Mexico each year, ranking it among the very top of the world’s aerospace producers.

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Mexico’s advantages for the aerospace industry

  • Skilled Human Capital

    Mexico’s leaders have fostered an industry-academia partnership that provides three times the number of engineers as the US, relative to population size. The country is currently targeting a total aerospace industry workforce of 110,000 within the next few years.

  • Proximity to US

    The United States is far and away from the largest market for aerospace products. Other outsourcing countries simply don’t have the proximity to compete in such a high value-add industry.

  • The USMCA Advantage

    Because Mexico is a member of USMCA, aerospace exports from Mexico to the US market receive preferential treatment and duty-free status. Aerospace manufacturers in Mexico have a tax exposure comparable to US suppliers, yet enjoy lower production costs.

  • Safety Agreements

    Mexico has bilateral aviation safety agreements, or BASAs, with more than 40 countries. These BASAs mean that parts whose origin is Mexico are not subject to international inspection prior to being shipped to their end user.

  • A Growing Hub

    Over the past decade and a half, exports from aerospace manufacturing in Mexico grew at approximately 14.4% per annum. The established trend is for more and better opportunities for aerospace manufacturing companies doing business in Mexico.


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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning aerospace plant in Mexico without worrying about peripheral functions like recruitment, site selection, regulatory issues, or supply chain matters.

Tecma Shelter Services allow you to maintain your focus on manufacturing while Tecma takes care of Mexico. Over time, we have developed a proven system by which your company can avoid the costs of maintaining an internal recruiting team, extend its human resources networking reach, achieve and maintain compliance with all aspects of Mexican Law.

Focus on your core manufacturing functions

  1. All-in-One Solutions

    We offer complete service packages tailored to your unique needs. From site selection to workforce recruitment to supply-chain optimization, our unique shelter solutions give you the options you need to navigate this challenging industry and excel in Mexico.

  2. Compliance Is Effortless

    Compliance issues can sidetrack you from your manufacturing mission. But when it comes to regulatory and tax issues, Tecma has you covered, every step of the way.

  3. Lower Production Costs

    Shelter manufacturing in Mexico is how our top-tier clients stay ahead of the competition by lowering costs – 50% or more in many cases. We’ve spent years identifying the savings for you.

  4. IMMEX to the Max

    You don’t have to choose between contract manufacturing and a wholly-owned subsidiary. We leverage Mexico’s Maquiladora program (IMMEX) so you can quickly transition to manufacturing in Mexico without having to open a Mexican company. It’s the best of both worlds.

Just what is a Mexican Shelter for Manufacturers?


Perhaps you have a robust manufacturing operation in the US, but want to move manufacturing to Mexico to reduce costs. Opening a factory in a foreign country is layered in bureaucratic complexities, liabilities, and logistics hassle.

A shelter is a legal structure already established in Mexico under which you can operate as a division. This allows you to focus only on core functions while the shelter company handles everything from tax compliance to import/export to accounting and HR.

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Have questions about shelter manufacturing in Mexico?

Our aerospace manufacturing support facilities are located in the highly developed aviation & aerospace manufacturing centers of Juarez, Torreon, and Tijuana and Baja California. Top tier aerospace manufacturing companies are able to reduce lead time and leverage this rich aerospace hub to maintain a strategic advantage over competitors because of our established shelter operations.