Furniture Manufacturing in Mexico

Global demand is always shifting, and manufacturing furniture products requires flexibility and short times to market. Fortunately, with its proximity to the US, furniture production in Mexico provides just that.

Leverage Mexico’s industry benefits to your company’s advantage

As wages rapidly balloon in China, top furniture manufacturers like La-Z-Boy, Pottery Barn, and IKEA are finding Mexico has the competitive advantage they need. These companies leverage a robust, low-cost talent pool and proximity to the US market to excel – not only internationally, but also for a burgeoning domestic market in Mexico.

From office furniture to car seats and wood furniture, furniture manufacturing in Mexico provides a strategic advantage for more efficient and demand-responsive production.

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Mexico’s advantages for the furniture industry

  • Growing Industry Dynamo

    Though fractured by the Chinese wave in the 1990s, furniture production in Mexico is back in full swing. With 40+ furniture business fairs, over 650 furniture companies, and a workforce of 52,000, Mexico is a furniture manufacturing powerhouse – and growing.

  • US Proximity

    With US export markets just hours from your factory, you don’t have to worry about time to market or customization. Mexico shipped $1.2 billion in furniture products to the US in 2019, thanks to close linkages via rail and highway.


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

We’ve been there We’ve done that!

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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning furniture 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.

Unlock Mexico’s potential with a Tecma shelter operation

  1. A Complete Solution

    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. Tecma’s 34+ years supporting furniture 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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Interested in manufacturing in Mexico?

Furniture manufacturing brands like Seahawk Designs, maker of bedroom furniture, are shifting operations from China to Mexico. These producers see the advantage of operating in highly networked industry clusters in close proximity to the US. Tecma has shelter operations in the border regions of Juarez and Tijuana. Our experience in compliance management, supplier sourcing, human resources, and accounting ideally position our furniture manufacturing clients to thrive.