The potential of Baja California's strategic location, cost efficiency, skilled labor force and other factors have brought some of the best known Medical Device Companies to manufacture in Mexico. These company's processes lay in assembling and manufacturing surgical instruments and parts for other medical products, most of them located in Tijuana and Mexicali. According to the Global Trade Atlas, Mexico is the sixth largest exporter of Medical products, including being the largest exporter of medical devices to the US and Latin America. Due to this reach in the US and Latin American markets, more and more medical device companies are expanding into Mexico.

Mexico's Nearshore platform facilitates 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.

Top Medical Device Companies in Baja California and Mexico

We found that buildings were readily available, and business and labor costs were better than in Costa Rica. We [also] ruled out China because it was not a good fit. Beyond the political situation and rising labor and shipping costs, it was too far away for us to manage.
- Adam Prime, CEO, Phase 2 Medical 

There are over 79 medical device 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, a leading hub for medical device manufacturing and the headquarters for the public-private alliance: Medical Devices Clusters of the Californias. Mexico’s medical device Industry will continue to grow thanks to the new companies that have started operations in Tijuana such as Össur and Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, and the expansions of many others.

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Medical Device Manufacturing in 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
  • Lower cost to market than Asia
  • Immediate access to North American markets
  • A world class manufacturing culture, with over 90% plants ISO certified
  • Government pro-business culture focused on developing medical manufacturing
  • Over 45 years of medical manufacturing experience and expertise

We considered a number of options, including the possibility of opening our own facility or utilizing a shelter company. We considered locations such as Mexicali, Ciudad Juarez, Rosarito, and Tijuana. We chose Tijuana for its proximity to our Irvine, California Headquarters, the quality of the workforce and the ability to work with CPI.”
- John Hamilton VP of Strategic Initiatives and Special Projects, Aspen Medical Products

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.

Low-Cost, Highly-Skilled Medical Device Workforce

Our medical device customers were telling us that the availability of off-shore, low-cost labor would be a criterion for vendor sourcing going forward. - Adam Prime, CEO, Phase 2

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.

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.
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