Manufacturing in Mexico: Nearshoring and the Aerospace Industry

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Benefits of nearshoring becoming more enticing to aerospace and other manufacturing industries

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Whether we’re talking about aerospace manufacturers or manufacturers in other industries, rising fuel costs are putting the spotlight on the benefit of nearshoring in Mexico, rather than offshoring

Rising fuel costs are making Mexico’s geographical proximity to ODM/OEM (original design manufacturers/original equipment manufacturers) in the United States and Canada even more attractive to manufacturers in the aerospace industry. Sustained unrest overseas may drive fuel costs higher, making shipping costs even more of a concern for global manufacturers and suppliers.

“Whether we’re talking about aerospace manufacturers or manufacturers in other industries, rising fuel costs are putting the spotlight on the benefit of nearshoring in Mexico, rather than offshoring,” said Maria Elena Rigoli, President of Collectron International Management Inc. “Today, aerospace manufacturers like Radiall, whose Mexican manufacturing facility was set up with the assistance of Collectron’s maquiladora shelter program, are increasingly discovering the many advantages of manufacturing in Mexico, with close proximity being only one cost-effective benefit” said Maria Elena.

Supported by the local, state and federal governments of Mexico, Collectron has helped more than 200 companies start up and operate maquiladora plants in Mexico, in areas such as aerospace, electronics, medical devices, moulding and plastics, automotive, and communication devices. Collectron offers manufacturers the benefit of being located in the state of Sonora (across the AZ border) with immediate access through the Port of Nogales, recognized as the best-operated port in the United States, along with the availability of major transportation companies.

In addition to the benefit of geographic location, Mexico offers aerospace and other manufacturers the advantage of operating in the same time zone as its northern neighbors, expediting communication and coordination between a company and its Mexican operations. A well-educated, skilled workforce, lower manufacturing costs, and patent and intellectual property protection add to the advantages of manufacturing in Mexico.

Government programs and agreements over the years have continued to ease the way for improved and expanded trade relations, as well. The Bilateral Aviation Safety Agreement between the United States and Mexico, for example, underscored Mexico’s commitment to improved and expanded trade relations in the aerospace industry.

As Mexico’s original shelter plan program provider, Collectron has more than 40 years’ experience in the management of all details required to secure Mexican business permits, customize site selection, recruit well-trained personnel and assist in compliance with environmental and labor rules and regulations.
Interested parties can review video testimonials from corporate executives who have chosen to use their services, including aerospace manufacturer Radiall’s plant manager, Francisco Yepis, at http://www.collectron.com.
For interviews and photos with Collectron President, Maria Elena Rigoli, please call the contact numbers above.

About Collectron International Management Inc.
Collectron International Management Inc. is the original Maquiladora Shelter Plan Program Provider. Collectron operates in the U.S. and Mexico. The Nogales Port, recognized as the best-operated port in the United States, is the port which Collectron uses with companies worldwide. Collectron’s Shelter Plan Program allows manufacturers to test Mexican productivity and product cost savings before committing to incorporating in Mexico and forming a Mexican subsidiary. The Shelter Plan simplifies launching and running a maquiladora operation and eliminates long-term commitments, costly expenditures and lengthy start-up schedules. Collectron’s Shelter Plan services include U.S./Mexican customs documentation services, assistance with Mexican business permits and Mexican environmental agency compliance, aid in site selection and construction, recruitment of manufacturing, technical and managerial personnel, on-site personnel administration, payroll and accounting services, general contracting for expansions and more. A pioneer in the maquiladora industry, Collectron has helped more than 200 companies start up and operate their maquiladora plants in Mexico since 1969. Visit http://www.collectron.com.

CONTACT: Diego Romero
McFadden/Gavender
O: (520) 882-6262 M: (520) 401-1693
diego(at)mcfaddengavender(dot)com

Barbara McFadden
McFadden/Gavender
O: (520) 882-6262 M: (520) 990-6040
barbara(at)mcfaddengavender(dot)com

Collectron Website
http://www.collectron.com

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