The emergence of a dominant US-Mexico border region provider of Mexican Manufacturing Support Services (shelter services) is the result of the acquisition of Made in Mexico, Inc. by the El Paso, Texas-based Tecma Group of Companies.

The Tecma Group of Companies is pleased to announce that it has established a permanent and sizable presence in one of the US-Mexico border’s most dynamic and fastest growing manufacturing centers: Tijuana, Baja California.

The decision to commit to the creation of an ongoing Mexican shelter operation in Tijuana was made as a result of a steadily expanding demand for Tecma’s services by manufacturers in Mexico’s westernmost state, and was achieved through Tecma’s acquisition of Made in Mexico, Inc. The purchase was completed effective October 1st.

As a result of the acquisition of Made in Mexico, Tecma has positioned itself to be the foremost provider of outsourced manufacturing support services for companies that wish to setup and maintain production operations in nearshore proximity to the United States, the world’s most developed consumer market. The pairing of Tecma and Made in Mexico, has resulted in the formation of a formidable new entity that:

· provides outsourced manufacturing support, or shelter services to more than fifty          companies that have Mexico operations;
· employs a total of over five thousand five hundred workers;
· occupies more than 2.5 million square feet of world-class, quality industrial real-estate.

K. Alan Russell, co-founder, president and CEO of the Tecma Group of Companies, views the acquisition of Made in Mexico as a win for everyone:

“Due to growing demand for Tecma services, we wanted to create a base station with a local presence in Tijuana. Without more “talent on the ground,” however, we felt that we were somewhat handicapped. In order to overcome this circumstance, we sought local talent, as well as to purchase a local company. In that search, we discovered Made in Mexico.”

“Made in Mexico was co-founded thirty years ago by Dale Robinson and two additional partners. We discovered that it was remarkably similar to Tecma with respect to its corporate culture, and its commitment to quality and integrity in all of its business dealings. We believe that our expanded capabilities to provide Mexico shelter services in an additional and key location will provide a solution for manufacturers that are seeking to “up their game” on the competitive global stage.”


Built on a foundation of impeccable integrity and a company-wide commitment to providing quality service, Made In Mexico, Inc., has been offering its manufacturing clients a full range of Maquiladora Management Services since 1985. The company’s goal is to enhance its clients’ competitive advantage by lowering their manufacturing costs in a nearshore environment. The highlight of Made in Mexico, Inc.’s successful history includes having assisted over 100 companies operate their Mexican Maquiladoras with maximum cost savings and ease, and minimal exposure to risk.


The Tecma Group of Companies, Inc., headquartered in El Paso, Texas, provides services that have enabled firms of varying sizes from a wide range of industries to establish and maintain Mexican manufacturing operations at low cost and reduced risk for almost three decades. Under its Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership (MSMP) companies control and focus on their core, value-added functions, while Tecma tends to their human resource, payroll, accounting, logistics, and other non-manufacturing, but essential, tasks. In addition to its existing Mexico locations, Tecma is now offering its services for manufacturers in Tijuana and in the State of Baja, California.