Prestigious Convention Boosts Benefits of US and Mexico Business Partnerships

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The original maquiladora shelter plan program provider, Collectron, represented the State of Sonora and the vital maquiladora industry

Collectron International Management Inc. represented the State of Sonora at the prestigious 2011 National Convention of Industrials (also known as the Annual Industrial Businessmen Meeting) organized by the National Chamber of Transformation Industries. Held in Querétaro, Mexico on March 6-8, the convention hosted more than 800 business professionals from all over Mexico. Collectron, Mexico’s original maquiladora shelter plan program provider, operates in six cities in Sonora, Mexico: Nogales, Santa Ana, Agua Prieta, Hermosillo, Obregón and Cananea.

Mexican President Felipe Calderon attended the convention. He praised the efforts of the federal government, state government and municipalities that are encouraging foreign investors to take advantage of the numerous benefits of sourcing work in Mexico and doing business close to the United States – known as near shoring – and providing the human resources for these tech jobs.

Also in attendance was Jose E. Calzada Rovirosa, Constitutional Governor of the State of Querétaro. Rovirosa stated that the challenge at a national level is to ignite the internal market to further develop the local economy. He commented that almost 20% of the designated budget for productive infrastructure – when the median is close to 5% – has, along with the activation of the internal market, permitted the economy to grow in a positive direction.

Sergio Cervantes Rodiles, recently named president of CANACINTRA (the National Chamber of Transformation Industries), said the Chamber’s most important challenge is to drive the competitiveness in the micro, small and medium industries in the country. He further praised the involvement of the maquiladora industry in boosting exports from Mexico.

Nogales, Sonora was represented by Hipolito Sedano, President of the city’s border delegation, and Maria Elena Gallego de Rigoli, President of Collectron. Collectron is the original maquiladora shelter plan program provider with more than 40 years’ experience in the maquiladora industry. Collectron is a vital contributor to the region, having established more than 200 maquiladoras and generating thousands of jobs. Collectron’s Marketing Manager, Susana Gaxiola, and Project Manager, Patricia Vazquez, also spoke at the event to explain in detail the benefits of investing in the region.

The National Convention of Industrials and its participants reached out to and assisted more than 800 visitors this year, particularly within industries located throughout Mexico.

For interviews and photos with Collectron President, Maria Elena Rigoli, please call the contact numbers above.

About Collectron
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.

Why Manufacturing in Mexico? Why Collectron:
Mexico provides a business climate, strategic trade location and the economic stability necessary for a company to thrive. Combined with 40 years of experience, these factors set Collectron apart from its competitors and give their customers the edge in establishing an operation in Mexico. With the immediate proximity to the United States, Collectron offers resources including special customs status and duty-free imports on all production-related machinery, equipment, materials and components produced in North America and covered by NAFTA. These benefits offer reduced costs in labor, product, and transportation; other benefits include quality processes and numerous certifications.

Diego Romero
O: (520) 882-6262 M: (520) 401-1693

Barbara McFadden
O: (520) 882-6262 M: (520) 990-6040


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