The region is a globally competitive manufacturing center. Our success stems from our ability to offer manufacturing companies the opportunity to engage in production sharing. Production sharing is a strategy whereby companies produce a component, subassembly or finished product by locating production facilities in close proximity to one another, but which remain physically located in both the United States and Mexico.
Possessing the largest bilingual and bicultural workforce in the Western Hemisphere has only added to the production-sharing success story.
Delphi, Bosch, Johnson and Johnson, Toro, BBecton Dickinson, Sumitomo, and Cardinal Health are just some of the world’s largest companies employing the production-sharing strategy.
While specific production-sharing strategies vary, companies have the potential to build a vertically integrated manufacturing presence in the region by placing capital-intensive component manufacturing in El Paso and Southern New Mexico and final assembly in Cd. Juárez.
The North American Borderplex is one of the largest manufacturing centers in North America, with more than 340 maquilas employing 210,000 individuals. The vast majority are engaged in production sharing for businesses that manufacture automotive parts, medical devices, consumer products, electric motors, electronic components and more products.
Current investors operating in this sector include:
- American Industries
- Global Containers & Custom Packaging Inc.
- International Laundry Services
- Las Cruces Machine
- MFI International Mfg., LLC
- ReadyOne Industries
- The TECMA Group, LP