NovaLink is a best-in-class, outsourcing solution for domestic and international manufacturers seeking to relocate to Mexico
NovaLink is a best-in-class, outsourcing solution for domestic and international companies seeking to relocate or initiate manufacturing in Mexico in a low-cost labor environment with proximity to the U.S. NovaLink is committed to helping our partners make their manufacturing projects a reality. The success of our partners is grounded in the success of our company; our goal is for our partners to be satisfied with the service we provide them for their nearshore manufacturing not only for their immediate needs, but also far into the future. Over its 30 year history, NovaLink has provided shelter or contract manufacturing services to a variety of industries. The management team has developed the skill and talent required to efficiently manage otherwise unrelated products within their facilities. NovaLink is competitive in manufacturing a wide array of products. Whether it is a product that requires precision and high tolerance, or a product that has been commoditized, NovaLink operates at an advantage. Currently NovaLink manufactures everything from aircraft seating, activewear, fire extinguishers, wire harnesses, patio furniture and water meters, among others. The company has facilities in the border towns of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Tamaulipas, Mexico. NovaLink’s near-shore contract manufacturing services are the ideal solution for all companies looking to reduce costs associated with manufacturing from large, blue-chip corporations with brand name labels to the small and medium-sized companies that have limited financial and human resources to effect a near-shore or offshore manufacturing platform.
The History of NovaLink
In 1980, René González and Bill Wolfe began their maquiladora careers with the site development, relocation and servicing of large Fortune 500 companies including General Motors, Magnetek,Mitsubishi, and Trico. Building on this experience, Rene and Bill developed the NovaLink concept in 1988: a vision of providing vertical integration for manufacturers and facilitating the relocation of their operations into Mexico within a model of providing a full service approach focused on small to medium size companies. Over the last 30 years, NovaLink has expanded their operations to more than 600,000 square feet for manufacturing and distributing out of Matamoros, and created a world class, diverse client database. In April of 2015 NovaLink partnered with Argenta Partners, a long-term equity investor with an active role toward achieving growth and development. Argenta made a large investment in NovaLink to formalize the partnership and provide capital for growth.
NovaLink Key Milestones
1988: Company founded
1988: First project launched building airport shuttle vans
1989: Breaks into the electronics industry, building car alarms
1991: Opens first facility in Reynosa
1992: Begins long history of textile manufacturing with Fruit of the Loom as first client
2000: Begins full distribution services for clients finished products
2000: Receives first ISO and FDA certification
2000: Lands first automotive contract
2003: Receives first UL certification
2006: Starts first aviation project
2009: Begins first full package program
2010: Moves into new 400,000 sq.ft. campus facilities in Matamoros
2013: Celebrates 25 years in business
2015: Partners with Argenta
President and Chief Executive Officer
Senior Vice President of Administrative Operations
Senior Vice President of Manufacturing Operations
Chief Financial Officer
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Business Development
Vice President of Marketing and Business Development
Over the years, we’ve assisted companies like General Motors, Magnetek, Trico Technologies and others in setting up stand-alone “Maquiladora” operations on the U.S. / Mexico border, and we’ve incorporated over fifty companies into our NovaLink Shelter program. Some of the clients we’ve served are world-class corporations including brands such as Amerex Fire Extinguishers, Turtle Fur, Cabela’s, Eddie Bauer, Franklin Aircraft, Fruit of the Loom, Land’s End, LL Bean, Milliken, Nike, Patagonia, Powell Electric, Sea Doo, Titleist, Toyota, and VF Knitwear.
Argenta Partners, a long-term equity investor based out of Dallas, TX, was first introduced to NovaLink in late 2012. The partnership was formalized in early 2015 with an equity investment to provide capital for future growth and development. Argenta plays an active role as a provider of capital, and with experience across many industries, in developing financial reporting and information systems.