Mexico continues to grow in competitiveness as a low cost production option. From an electronic contract manufacturing standpoint, that typically translates to printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) manufacturing and assembly of associated components.
However, electronic manufacturing represents only part of Milwaukee Electronics’ Tecate, Mexico facility’s activities. The Tecate facility also has strong mechanical and electromechanical assembly capabilities. While these custom manufacturing cells can support system integration or box build electronic product assembly, common to many electronic manufacturers, they are also an excellent solution for products with mechanical assembly requirements.
One key benefit of utilizing the Tecate facility’s custom manufacturing cell is capability is access to an infrastructure that includes significant expertise in manufacturing engineering, quality management and workforce recruitment and training.
The custom manufacturing cells enable customers to maximize their cost savings by manufacturing their entire product in a single location. It is also a good option for products requiring manufacturing capabilities that are not a good fit for an original equipment manufacturers’ (OEM’s) core manufacturing capabilities. While Mexico can offer competitively-priced solutions on highly automated production; production with higher labor content represents an even larger savings.