Mexico Contract Manufacturing

Mexico Contract Manufacturing is NovaLink’s area of expertise

The products NovaLink manufactures are high-quality and can be used by a wide variety of industries. More than 2,900 employees and 30 years in contract manufacturing in Mexico has helped NovaLink establish itself as a world-class example of how Mexico can produce high-quality, full-service manufactured products for all the growing manufacturing industries in Mexico.

We offer a variety of contract manufacturing services in Mexico, such as apparel manufacturing, that make production easy and seamless. Our world-class facilities, integrated systems, and strong management capabilities enable us to manage the entire process of moving a customer’s manufacturing operations and services to a low-cost labor environmentContact NovaLink today if you want to move manufacturing out of China.

Contract Manufacturing in Mexico

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What is Mexico Contract Manufacturing?

Mexico contract manufacturing is different from a standalone operation: a Mexican contract manufacturer owns all its production assets, controls the production, and charges the foreign manufacturer.

The NovaLink Advantage

NovaLink is committed to the philosophy that transitioning shelter manufacturing to Mexico should be an easy, rapid and cost-effective process. We offer the following advantages to enable our customers to succeed.

Ability to Scale

NovaLink can initiate a manufacturing relationship with a floor plan as small as 5,000 square feet. Once the relationship has been established, and proven successful, customers can scale up to 100,000 square feet or more. It also permits larger customers to scale down if the customers’ business experiences a need to reduce overall capacity.

Attractive Labor Pool

Mexico has made large strides in developing a world class labor market. NovaLink has positioned itself and helped develop a geographical market of labor that is pro-business resulting in lower than normal turnover rates.

No Significant Upfront Capital Commitment

NovaLink client’s are not required to enter into any long-term lease obligations or purchase new equipment (if currently owned). Furthermore, the client’s equipment can be shipped to NovaLink’s facilities in stages as production ramps to ensure quality control.

Quick Turnaround

With our proximity to market, short lead times are met with turns from order placement as short as five days.

Simple Pricing

NovaLink offers a variety of pricing models to accommodate unique client needs. These range from fully loaded hourly rates to a full package model where NovaLink provides the raw materials and equipment.

Site Selection & Raw Materials Procurement

NovaLink can accommodate your operations within our current facilities, or if you prefer your own facility, assist in site selection, secure all permitting requirements and coordinate this effort with a builder or landlord.  Many of our customers have dedicated suppliers in place, but for those that do not, NovaLink will source materials and provide cost estimates.

Industry Sectors Best Suited for Mexico Contract Manufacturing

Textile

The Mexico textile manufacturing industry benefits greatly from Maquiladoras, utilized by NovaLink for their textile manufacturing labor, simply because most textile products encompass the traits of a high demand, low automation model. Most products in this category have significant labor content. Materials are purchased at a cost-effective price in Mexico when possible or sourced abroad and the labor provided by the Mexican workforce. NovaLink’s Mexico shelter manufacturing services is able to skillfully and quickly manufacture the product in large volumes or small custom driven quantities for such companies as Patagonia and Balfour.

Aviation/Automotive

Two of the most successful Mexico manufacturing segments have been the automotive and aviation industries. Automotive and aviation industries deal in large volumes in an ever increasing competitive market. Therefore the cost advantages coupled with a productive and trainable labor pool make the Maquiladora and ideal model for these industries. NovaLink serves automotive and aviation companies such as Franklin, IMMI and Porter Engineered.

Electronics

Manufacturing electronics typically requires a skilled, trainable workforce. This industry contains products with a high labor content requiring manual processes. Many manufacturing companies in Mexico are involved in electronics manufacturing. When paired with a motivated, consistent workforce, Maquiladoras produce tangible, consistent and positive results for the electrical industry. Large operations such as Powell Electrical trust NovaLink to manufacture their products.

Furniture

Mexico Industrial Manufacturing is an ideal fit for the furniture industry when considering logistics and lead time. The demands from the marketplace require manufacturers to respond to what the consumer wants today. Furniture that is mass-produced would also benefit from the logistics savings for larger cube items. This is precisely why many furniture companies, such as NovaLink customer Easy Way,  have moved their manufacturing operations south of the border instead of across the Pacific.

Am I a Good Fit as a Manufacturing Partner with NovaLink?

To better understand if your product or company is a good fit for contract manufacturing services with NovaLink, we have provided a short list of items and practices that unfortunately we cannot accommodate. If you have further questions, please contact us.

Good Fit

  • If you are a startup, your company needs to have full-funding from an investor for your project.  We do not work with startups without funding.
  • Your manufacturing, whether your are doing your own production or outsourcing, has a steady, consistent volume.
  • Your product requires at east 5 or more employees to produce.
  • Your product requires complex labor or assembly.

Not a Good Fit

  • We do not work with companies that are interested in doing “short runs”.
  • Simple, machine based production.
  • We prefer to work with companies that have their own equipment for manufacturing and are seeking to re-locate it to Mexico.  We are able to source equipment for you if this is an issue, and the additional costs will be included in your quote.
  • We do not produce Spec products.  We encourage our clients to have spec products already produced before engaging with us.
  • We do not produce the following:
    • Shoes
    • Chemical Products or any products that contain hazardous materials
    • Food or Beverage products
    • Weapons or Para-Military products

To learn more about products and service we do provide, please see the Industrial Manufacturing page.

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