Manufacturing in Juarez

Foreign companies manufacturing in Juarez, Mexico can be traced back to the early days of the maquiladora industry in the 1960’s. Maquiladoras are said to have started in Juarez, largely due to its location. Sharing its border with El Paso, Texas, the city of Juarez is in Chihuahua and is centrally located, making it ideal for distributing finished goods throughout the United States and Canada. With a population of over 1 million people, Juarez has a large, skilled labor pool of factory workers servicing the maquiladoras in Mexico industry.

Manufacturing in Juarez

Foreign companies manufacturing in Juarez, Mexico can be traced back to the early days of the maquiladora industry in the 1960’s. Maquiladoras are said to have started in Juarez, largely due to its location. Sharing its border with El Paso, Texas, the city of Juarez is in Chihuahua and is centrally located, making it ideal for distributing finished goods throughout the United States and Canada. With a population of over 1 million people, Juarez has a large, skilled labor pool of factory workers servicing the maquiladoras in Mexico industry.

Manufacturing in Juarez is a favorable choice for companies that are looking for:

  • Manufacturing locations in the border regions in Mexico
  • Ease of transportation due to infrastructure and location
  • Highly abundant and skilled labor force, particularly in the automotive industry and metal manufacturing

Popular Industries that Operate Out of Maquiladoras in Juarez

Given its central location relative to the United States, and being a Mexican border city, Juarez does have two industries in particular that favor operating out of maquiladoras in Juarez due to the weight of the goods being transported:

  • Heavy metal manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing

These two industries account for more than 60% of the maquiladoras in Juarez. More recently, however, companies from virtually all industries are expressing interest in manufacturing through maquiladoras in Juarez. Those industries include aerospace, medical device manufacturing, and more.

Industrial Parks & Industrial Real Estate in Juarez

Industrial park space in Juarez is abundant and, as of 2018, about 5% less expensive than other border cities. While there are industrial parks in Juarez with multi-tenant buildings available for lease, the majority of the industrial space in Juarez is stand-alone buildings greater than 50,000 sq. ft. However, industrial developers have demonstrated great flexibility for companies that would prefer to start with a smaller footprint with the option to grow.

Learn about the cost of Industrial Buildings in Mexico vs. the U.S here.

Manufacturing in Juarez is a favorable choice for companies that are looking for:

  • Manufacturing locations in the border regions in Mexico
  • Ease of transportation due to infrastructure and location
  • Highly abundant and skilled labor force, particularly in the automotive industry and metal manufacturing

Popular Industries that Operate Out of Maquiladoras in Juarez

Given its central location relative to the United States, and being a Mexican border city, Juarez does have two industries in particular that favor operating out of maquiladoras in Juarez due to the weight of the goods being transported:

  • Heavy metal manufacturing
  • Automotive manufacturing

These two industries account for more than 60% of the maquiladoras in Juarez. More recently, however, companies from virtually all industries are expressing interest in manufacturing through maquiladoras in Juarez. Those industries include aerospace, medical device manufacturing, and more.

Industrial Parks & Industrial Real Estate in Juarez

Industrial park space in Juarez is abundant and, as of 2018, about 5% less expensive than other border cities. While there are industrial parks in Juarez with multi-tenant buildings available for lease, the majority of the industrial space in Juarez is stand-alone buildings greater than 50,000 sq. ft. However, industrial developers have demonstrated great flexibility for companies that would prefer to start with a smaller footprint with the option to grow.

Learn about the cost of Industrial Buildings in Mexico vs. the U.S here.

Where NAPS Manages Factories & Manufacturing Plants in Mexico

If you are in the process of looking for Mexico manufacturing plants, NAPS currently offers its premier Administration and Compliance Management Program in the following areas for companies interested in manufacturing in Mexico:

Tijuana
Guanajuato
Puebla
Monterrey
Mexicali
Aguascalientes
Saltillo
Ciudad Juarez
San Luis Potosi
Zacatecas
Celaya
Salamanca
Irapuato
Silao
Queretaro
León

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