Electronics Manufacturing

Manufacturing electronics products competitively and accurately is difficult when outsourcing. Tecma’s Shelter Services keep you in control of production, provide dramatic cost savings, and simplify the process.

Mexico gives electronics leaders the edge to succeed

With a strong and diverse electronics manufacturing services (EMS) industry, Mexico is the strategic choice for leading OEMs and ODMs. Electronics manufacturing in Mexico provides industry leaders like Sony, Samsung, and GoPro a skilled labor pool, duty-free access to the US and over 40 other international markets, and strong intellectual property (IP) protections.

Proximity to the US consumer electronics market further reduces lead time, providing yet another competitive advantage.

Mexican electronics industry by the numbers


of Mexico’s manufacturing GDP comes from electronics


Largest export corresponds to electrical machinery


Annual volume of Mexico’s electronics exports


Cost savings manufacturing electronics in Mexico over the US

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Mexico’s advantages for the electronics industry

  • Skilled Electronics Workforce

    Universities and technical schools partner closely with the electronics manufacturing industry to provide a steady stream of skilled labor. Each year, schools churn out approximately 114,000 engineers, a large segment of which are electrical engineers.

  • Ironclad IP Protections

    Electronics suppliers and manufacturers don’t have to worry about proprietary technologies or intellectual property problems. Electronics manufacturing in Mexico is growing due to legislative help from the Mexican government, including the signing of 28 IPPAs (Investment Promotion and Protection Agreements).

  • Free Trade Access

    As a member of the USMCA and signatory to over 40 free trade agreements, Mexico offers electronics exporters duty-free access around the globe. This advantage has made Mexico the eighth largest electronics exporter in the world and second-largest exporter to the US.

  • A Growing Hub

    In the previous decade, electronics exports from Mexico grew 73%, with 700+ manufacturing factories there currently. Across the country and especially concentrated along US border regions like Tijuana, where Tecma is active, electronics manufacturing in Mexico is firmly established and growing.

  • US Neighbor

    The US is the world’s largest consumer of electronics devices. Transporting electronics parts and products across the border takes only days, not weeks or months. Shelter factories are only a short trip from US offices, often in the same time zone.

  • Lowest Cost

    With skilled labor costs around $2.50 an hour and lower materials costs, Mexico has the lowest component manufacturing costs of any country in the industry. Top-Tier PCB manufacturing and manufacturers of other devices leverage Mexico’s savings to keep costs to a minimum.


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Average manufacturing wage in Mexico

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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning electronics 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.

We take the complexity out of electronics manufacturing in Mexico

  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 succeed 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. Tecma’s 34+ years serving electronics manufacturers means more 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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Top-Tier electronics clients rely on Tecma to handle site selection, personnel issues, regulatory compliance, and more. This allows them to focus on producing great products from wiring harnesses to computer parts to cell phones. One such client is Firstronic, a premier specialty provider of electronics manufacturing services (EMS). Because of their competitive advantage in Mexico, they were awarded for excellence, topping the list of EMS companies with revenues between $100 million and $500 million.

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