Roto-Molding in Mexico

The rotational molding market is subject to rapid changes, so lead time and quality matter. Tecma’s shelter option lets you transition to a nearshore operation in Mexico without the headache.

Lower costs for specialized molding labor along the US border

Rotomolding is central to supplying many hollow-plastic products to various industries. Some common applications for this plastics molding technology include storage tanks, containers, signs, boats, toys, and other specialty products.

Market demands shift rapidly in this industry, so the ability to ship products to market in days or weeks is vital. Roto-molding manufacturing in Mexico is concentrated along the US-Mexico border, allowing for short lead times and lower labor costs.

Mexican roto-molding industry by the numbers


Mexico’s among top importers of plastics molds and tools


Number of skilled plastics workers in Mexico


Average costs savings for US firms nearshoring in Mexico


Mexican free-trade partner countries

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Mexico’s advantages for the roto-molding industry

  • Proximity to US Market

    Nearshoring to Mexico means lower labor costs don’t have to be an ocean away. Most rotational molding products can reach the US market within mere days by rail or truck.

  • Stable Energy Costs

    Due to energy cost fluctuations, offshoring to Asian countries can be expensive. The profitability of plastics molding is heavily reliant on energy prices. Fortunately, these costs are relatively stable and competitive in Mexico.


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Learn how to transition your roto-molding operation to Mexico with minimum risk

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With Tecma you can manage a fully functioning roto-molding 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.

Roto-molding manufacturing in Mexico simplified

  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. Tecma’s 34+ years of supporting clients in roto-molding manufacturing mean 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?

Industry clusters in rotational molding primarily center around border areas like Juarez and Tijuana. Tecma’s shelter services in these regions have benefited clients for years with our deep industry connections and administrative experience. One such client is Fusion Specialties. Because of our scaling ability, they recently delivered to a major US retailer 35,000 mannequins made from polyurethane, that can be produced at higher volumes with shorter lead times.