Appliance Manufacturing

Manufacturing household appliances in a highly competitive market can be tricky. Lead times are all important, especially with just-in-time delivery requirements. Fortunately, you can simplify things using a shelter service in Mexico.

Appliance manufacturers can leverage strong supply chains and shelter services for maximum profitability

Appliance production in Mexico allows for reduced costs in shipping, logistics, and supplier resources. This translates into enhanced manufacturing efficiency and maximized exports to large markets such as the US.

Combined with tariff-free access to world markets through Mexico’s IMMEX program, these benefits empower major home appliance industry leaders to achieve maximum profitability. Approximately 500 appliance companies – including Whirlpool, Electrolux, and Samsung – export over $18 million to global markets annually.

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Mexico’s advantages for the appliance industry

  • The USMCA Edge

    Appliance manufacturers want to sell to the US market. Fortunately, Mexico is a USMCA member, so appliance parts and products receive duty-free treatment with the US and Canada.

  • Vibrant Supply Chain

    As wage inflation increases in China and the US, supply chains for the appliance manufacturing in Mexico have grown substantially in recent years. A rich supplier network is right around the corner from the factory.

  • Skilled Labor

    Mexico’s emphasis on skilled vocational training has resulted in a deep talent pool for skilled manufacturing. There are over 64,000 skilled technology workers currently supporting the electronic appliance manufacturing industry. And that number continues to grow.

  • Next Door to the US

    Because of its proximity, the home appliance industry in Mexico is the principal supplier for the US consumer market. Your shelter factory is a quick trip south of the border.

  • Continued Growth

    Market demand for Mexican-made appliances is strong and growing. Production in 2019 reached approximately $450 million. Online distribution channels are driving continued growth.

  • Room for All

    Appliance manufacturing in Mexico is highly diverse, encompassing washer, dryer, small appliance, and refrigerator production (and more). Every kind of appliance is successfully being manufactured competitively in Mexico’s rich industry ecosystem.


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Learn how to transition your appliance operation to Mexico with minimum risk

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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning appliance 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, and achieve and maintain compliance with all aspects of Mexican Law.

Plug into Mexico with a Tecma Shelter operation

  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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Interested in manufacturing in Mexico?

We have the industry connections and experience to make your appliance factory an instant success. Our shelter operations are highly integrated with industry suppliers and skilled talent in the Guanajuato region alongside leaders like Whirlpool, Mabe, and others. The Guanajuato Land Port has linkages to the US border and principal Mexican seaports, ensuring valuable export access for your products. You can fully exploit the Mexico advantage without the hassle.