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Medical Device Manufacturers Expanding to Mexico


The potential of Mexico's strategic location, cost efficiency,  skilled labor force, IP protections  and other factors have brought some of the most well-known medical device companies to manufacture in Mexico. Mexico's annual exports of medical equipment and supplies were valued at $9.049 billion as of 2018.

From temporary imports for final assemby to full production operations, Mexico's medical device sector is equipped to handle a borad range of medical device manufacturing activities. You will find first class facilities that are FDA, CE and ISO 13485 certified, as well as special processing plants offering clean-rooms ranging for Class 100 to 100,000.

Top Medical Device Manufacturing Companies in Mexico

There are over 79 medical device manufacturing companies in Baja California which represent  more than half of the industry's presence in Mexico. Around 620,000 workers (over 50,000 in Tijuana) make the region the largest industry concentration in North America.
The state is also a leading hub for medical device manufacturing and the headquarters for the public-private alliance. Medical Device Cluster of the Californias and the Cali-Baja Biotech Cluster which represents over 800 companies and includes San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja California.
Mexico's  nearshore  platform offers engineering, intellectual property protection, quality control and safety certification, especially for the manufacturing of sensitive products to U.S., Canada and European markets. Manufacturing medical devices in Mexico gives you the same quality and safety of manufacturing at home while taking advantage of a 40-60% savings in labor cost.

Cali-Baja Biotech Cluster

This important industry cluster represents over 800 companies and includes San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja California. Tijuana is North America’s leader with the largest concentration of employees in medical device manufacturing and medical device supply, while San Diego, Tijuana’s northern neighbor, is the 4th largest Life Sciences technology hub in the US.


Medical Device Sectors & Products Made In Mexico

  • Contract manufacturing
  • Medical supply
  • Dentures
  • Electronic thermometers
  • Hemodialysis components
  • Infusion pumps
  • IV administration sets
  • Lenses
  • Nebulizers
  • Orthopedic braces
  • Oximeters
  • Pacemakers
  • Single use medical supplies
  • Stents
  • Surgical kits and equipment
  • Urinary catheters
  • Wheelchairs
  • X-ray film marking systems
  • … and more!
Medical Device Industry Mexico Highlights

Low-Cost, Highly Skilled Medical Device Workforce

Regional governments have designed qualification courses for its workforce where they are required to complete extensive training courses which boost their productivity and allow them to learn about the industry's high standard requirements such as US FDA regulations. Countless technical schools have been established in the region where the workforce is trained according to the specifications of the medical device manufacturing industry. These collaborative efforts result in highly skilled and experienced workforce, with over 15,000 engineering students.

Medical Device Industry Mexico Highlights

  • Knowledge and technology transfer capabilities
  • The products are  FDA Class I, II and III
  • Medical device products cluster integration
  • R&D is oriented to improve product, processes and work methods
  • Class 100 to 100,000 clean rooms
  • Modern logistics infrastructure and communication development in the region

At Co-Production International, Inc. we know what makes the medical device industry tick. From the delicate quality control standards and safety regulations governing medical device manufacturing, we know how to make the pro-business environment of Mexico work to your advantage. We invite manufacturers of medical devices, from high-tech imaging equipment to catheters and everything in between, to see how Baja California can be your Mexican frontier to success.

Cardinal Health
Fisher & Paykel
Medical Device Manufacturing in Mexico - White Paper Download


This white paper will assist executives in understanding the benefits of expanding operations nearshore by analyzing Mexico as a potential site for medical device manufacturing activities.

Additionally, this paper will also focus on the established medical device industry of both Mexico and Tijuana, Baja California.


Contact us with any questions or inquiries or call (855) 480 0837. We would be happy to answer your questions and set up a meeting with you. We provide you with support from the early stages of your exploration process to the complete set up your operation in Mexico.

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