General Manufacturing

Mexico has general manufacturing processes that fully support its main manufacturing clusters.

The main manufacturing clusters in Mexico are generally recognized as being those related to the automotive, aerospace, electronics and medical device industries. The general manufacturing activities and processes that service these main clusters are manifold.

Mexico is home many companies in its major industry supply chains that are involved in the molding of pliable raw materials or shaping liquids of various types. In a general manufacturing environment, molding processes can be applied to plastics, used to shape liquids, performed on glass, metals or ceramics. There are companies that are engaged in such manufacturing activities in Mexico as:

  • blow molding
  • compression molding
  • extrusion molding
  • foam molding
  • injection molding
  • rotational molding
  • thermoforming
  • vacuum forming

as well as with other kindred activities.

Molding activities can be employed by the supply chain partners of companies that are a part of any of the manufacturing clusters in Mexico that are listed above.

Mexico is also developed as regards to a supply chain that includes potential suppliers that are expert in the general manufacturing areas of metalworking and finishing. Maquiladora plants are present in the country that are specialists in various forms of metal casting. These include, among others:

  • aluminum casting
  • die casting
  • sand casting
  • permanent mold casting
  • lost wax casting

Other metalworking processes accessible to companies that operate in one of the main manufacturing clusters in Mexico include: sheet metal operations, metal stamping activities, tube bending, CNC and lathe machining work, joining and assembly processes and metal extrusion.

Companies involved in general manufacturing activities in Mexico are also adept at powder metallurgy, as well as coating and finishing processes that include: heat treating, anodizing, powder coating, aluminum finishing and various types of plating. These operations are performed to make metal more durable, enhance their decorative appeal, boost their electrical conductivity, as well as for a number of other reasons.

In addition to the main manufacturing clusters in Mexico, other industries that occupy a significant in-country presence include: HVAC, sporting goods and recreational products, apparel, furniture and home furnishings, as well as transportation equipment and others.

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