THE SHELTER CONCEPT
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INTO MEXICO CPI's Shelter Program offers a full service option and is designed for companies interested in setting up a manufacturing facility along Baja California's Mexico border region in the most cost effective and timely manner with limited exposure in Mexico.
LABOR FORCE Mexico and Baja California's workforce is well-educated, plentiful and reliable. Graduating around 115,000 engineering and technical students nationally per year. The region also offers a variety of academic and applied research centers of great national and international prestige.
The entire California and Baja California is known as the “CaliBaja Mega Region” with the manufacturing hub of Tijuana boasting an over 50 year-old history in manufacturing activities.
At its inception, the draw for foreign manufacturers was its low-cost labor rates, today the manufacturing landscape is much different; Mexico has attracted global corporations from the manufacturing sector that go far beyond simple assembly. It is now common to find companies that design, develop and manufacture some of the most complex products in the marketplace for a variety of industries.Learn More About Us
Our role is to facilitate the successful expansion of manufacturing operations into Mexico. We handle the complete set-up of the new company and manage the day-to-day administrative duties in accordance with Mexican regulations allowing the client to focus 100% on high quality manufacturing. With over 35-years of combined experience our management team has successfully established over 200 companies in Mexico ... expanding their global footprint while ensuring their competitive advantage.
Co-Production International (CPI) announces a new date for its Baja Industrial Tour this coming November 30th as Mexico's manufacturing industry continues to grow. This announcement has US companies keen on the Mexico manufacturing sector's growth and contribution to export statistics. CPI's third quarter tour comes at a timely moment and aims to give US firms first-hand access to the benefits of manufacturing in Mexico.Read more
U.S. auto employment, including parts makers, has risen 50 percent, to about 925,000, since the aftermath of the 2008 recession. Before Donald Trump takes to the debate stage Wednesday night for one last chance to prove U.S. trade policy is letting Mexico steal Michigan and Ohio's auto jobs, he might want to do some research on manufacturing trends in the global auto industry. Mexico's biggest and fastest-growing carmakers aren't American brands like Ford and General Motors' Chevy. The biggest Mexican carmaker is Nissan, and the newest plants belong to Audi and Kia, with big BMW and Toyota plants in the pipeline.Read more
ASKED what he thought of Donald Trump’s plan to build a wall on the border, a Mexican official smiled and reached for his smartphone. He called up a map of Mexico in 1824, when it included California, Texas and most of what is now the southwestern United States. We’ll gladly pay for a wall on that border, he joked. For most Mexicans, the prospect of a Trump triumph—however unlikely—is less amusing. The Republican nominee says he would slap a 35% tariff on Mexican goods and maybe scrap the North American Free-Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Just the tariff would hit Mexico like a hurricane, says the central bank’s governor. Other economists think it would quickly knock 5% off Mexican GDP. The Peterson Institute, a think-tank in Washington, DC, predicts that Mr Trump’s protectionist policies would spark a trade war, push America into recession and destroy 4.8m American jobs by 2019.Read more
Bridges, not walls, was the overarching message at RiseUp AS ONE, a live concert event fittingly held along the U.S./Mexico border in San Diego on Saturday (Oct. 15). The concert, broadcast live in both English and Spanish on FUSION and Univision, and streamed worldwide, featured a lineup of Latin American artists, including Alejandro Sanz, Miguel Bosé, Julieta Venegas, Los Tigres del Norte, Lupillo Rivera, Carlos Vives and Natalia Lafourcade, as well as appearances from Gael Garcia Bernal, Wilmer Valderrama, and T Bone Burnett. The free event, which drew some 15,000, was promoted as a “celebration of music, diversity and unity,” and artists and hosts Jorge Ramos and Alejandra Espinoza drove that message home throughout the night. “I refuse to believe this is a country full of hate,” said Ramos. “I can't accept that racism and discrimination is the only way to relate to each other.”Read more
ICON Aircraft has chosen Tijuana for its new 300,000 square foot plant opening this November. With an economic impact projected at $150 million dollars over the next ten years and 1,000 jobs openings in Tijuana over the next three years, ICON is positioned to shine amongst the leaders in the long-booming aerospace manufacturing industry in Tijuana. Based out of Vacaville, California, ICON Aircraft is working with the local firm, Co-Production International, to recruit applicants to fill the initial key roles at their new facility. As their shelter company provider and local human resources manager, CPI is seeking qualified applicants for the innovative consumer aircraft manufacturer.Read more
Given a choice, few passengers would willingly board Tijuana’s rag-tag fleet of multi-colored buses that crowd the city’s major thoroughfares. Riders complain they’re old, inefficient, slow, uncomfortable — and expensive. They say that service can be spotty, unsafe, and at rush hour overcrowded. Now, after years of false starts, Tijuana is moving forward on a major overhaul of its public transportation system, often criticized as serving political interests rather than its 1 million daily users. Next fall, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system is expected to start service to some 300,000 passengers a day, the first step in a plan that aims to modernize public transportation in the entire city.Read more