Manufacturing in Mexico: Overcoming the Obstacles to Reap the Benefits
In the past few decades Mexico has transformed itself into a manufacturing paradise. The only trouble for those who want to set up shop there is the shortage of skilled workers, and the language barrier. Fortunately, there are some simple solutions.
In the last few decades, Mexico has transformed itself into a manufacturing haven. It has signed 11 trade agreements with 44 nations—more than any other country in the world—giving it duty-free access to 60% of the world’s economic output.
In addition to this deliberate trade liberalization, wages and energy costs are now lower in Mexico than in China, and the peso is lower than it has been in recent memory. All this makes it an ideal place to set up manufacturing.
However, there is a problem: manufacturers are having difficulty finding enough skilled workers there to keep complex machinery up and running.
The obvious solution is to train new staff in Mexico to maintain the lines, but the language barrier makes that extremely challenging.
Companies that want to set up manufacturing in Mexico need a solution that will help them equip new staff with the electrical troubleshooting skills needed to keep production lines going, and that will do it in their native language.