Portage Electric Products, Inc. (PEPI)

Portage Electric Products, Incorporated was founded in 1963. The firm is headquartered in North Canton, Ohio, manufactures thermal controls in Mexico.

Portage Electric Products, Inc. operates its Ciudad Juarez, Mexico plant under the umbrella of The Tecma Group of Companies’ Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP). As its shelter service provider in Mexico, Tecma handles all of the functions for Portage Electric Products, Inc. that are not directly related to its hands-on Mexico manufacturing activities. Tecma provides in Mexico shelter services that include taking care of PEPI’s Mexico business in the following areas:

  • Mexico Human Resources
  • Accounting Services
  • Import Export
  • Environmental Compliance
  • Facilities Management
  • Payroll and Benefits Management
  • Vendor Management and Procurement


By performing these functions as a part of the Tecma Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) Portage Electric Products, Inc. is free to concentrate on the production of its products and their quality, as well as the efficiency of the manufacturing processes that drive the firms’ profitability. Mexico shelter services provided by the Tecma Group of Companies also greatly reduce and mitigates VMI’s risks in the areas of Mexican accounting, Customs and employer responsibility. In essence, under Tecma’s Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies like Portage Electric and others of similar, and different sizes, can gain and maintain a competitive advantage in their respective industries by lowering their costs in nearshore Mexico, as well as by leaving the performance of their non-value-added and non-strategic functions to the care of Tecma’s trusted team of Mexico manufacturing support professionals. To learn more about how your company can gain and maintain similar advantage for itself in the market in which it competes, as well as position itself to effectively access North American and global customers, call 915-534-4242 to speak to one of Tecma’s trusted Mexico shelter manufacturing professionals.

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What does the vice president of operations of Portage Electric Products, Inc. have to say about manufacturing in Mexico with The Tecma Group of Companies?

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North Canton, Ohio

In addition to its headquarters in North Canton, Ohio, Portage Electric Products, Inc. has operations in six countries.  PEPI, as the company is known, is one of the foremost global manufacturers of miniaturized thermal controls. Portage Electric products are used in appliances, lighting, battery packs and heated devices, as well as a wide range of other electronic goods.

What does the vice president of operations of Portage Electric Products, Inc. have to say about manufacturing in Mexico with The Tecma Group of Companies?

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