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Electronics Manufacturing in Baja California, Mexico

Electronics Manufacturing
in Baja California, Mexico

Advantages of Nearshoring in Mexico, Key Highlights and 2016 Industry Overview.
Why are Electronics Manufacturers Expanding to Mexico?

Electronics Industry
in Baja California, Mexico

Tijuana has carried the crown as the global hub for television manufacturing and continues to do so as plasma, LCD and LED technologies evolve.  Approximately 19 million high-tech TVs produced annually in Baja California alone. But there’s more than TVs to get excited about when looking at manufacturing in Mexico.

As the US closest nearshore manufacturing opportunity, Mexico is also the world’s largest producer of smartphones. 

If a product has electronics, it’s being made in Mexico  Coupled with the 115,000 engineering students Mexico’s higher education system graduates every year, global manufacturers and suppliers alike are flocking to Mexico for its favorable trading terms, highly- skilled workforce and proximity to US and North American markets. 

Top Electronics Manufacturers in Mexico
It’s Time for You to Join the Rest of the World!


In 2012, Mexican based companies, including American multinationals, imported $199.9B US dollars in goods and services. From materials to electronic components, the over 200 electronics manufacturing companies in Baja California are ordering and importing millions of products and raw materials for assembly and production with 40% being imported from US suppliers. Compared to $97.4B imported by Mexico a mere 10 years ago, the steady and stable growth of the electronics industry has brought suppliers and OEMs alike to the region.

Baja California Electronics Manufacturing Highlights

Over 200 electronics companies in Baja California
Over 92,000 people employed in electronics sector in Baja California
Tijuana is home for Sony, Panasonic, GE, Toyota & Hyundai
Tijuana employs nearly 60,000 people in electronics
Mexicali is home for General Dynamics, Honeywell, and Rockwell Collins

NAFTA North American Free Trade Agreement350Electronics manufacturers in Tijuana have been taking advantage of the highly-skilled, low-cost labor for decades.  Coupled with favorable or zero tariffs via NAFTA and the lightning fast speed back to market, there just isn’t a reason you shouldn’t be manufacturing here too.  Besides OEMs, subcontract manufacturers and contract assembly companies number over 100. If you’re an electronics supplier, this is where your existing and new customers are.  If you’re an OEM, Tijuana gives you the flexibility to lower costs and spur investments in your next innovation.

Mexico Electronics Manufacturing Highlights

8 out of the 10 world’s largest manufacturing service suppliers operate in Mexico
740+ electronics companies
458,000+ strong electronics manufacturing workforce
$80 billion US dollars a year in electronics are exported from Mexico
Largest exporter of flat screen TVs in the world
Largest exporter of electronics in Latin America
2nd largest supplier of electronics to the US
2nd largest exporter of 2 door refrigerators in the world
2nd largest exporter of air conditioners and water heaters in the world
4th largest exporter of computers in the world

“We have seen an increase in our business and see tremendous growth opportunity coming from existing customers and from other locations including the West Coast.”

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