Automotive Manufacturing in Mexico

Mexico’s Automotive Industry Is the Fastest Growing in the World

Thanks to the low labor costs, quality production, and its proximity to the U.S., Mexico is a world leader in automotive manufacturing. By 2020, production is expected to surpass five million units. There is a robust supply chain of tier 1, 2, and 3 companies who both supply local markets and export their goods to the U.S. and other countries.

Mexico's Automotive Sector by the Numbers

0billion light vehicles
exported in 2015
5-0%operations cost savings when
moving operations from
China to Mexico
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and design centers

Opportunities in a Robust Industry

Mexico’s automotive industry attracts companies from around the world, including Ford, Toyota, and Volkswagen, because they can reduce costs without sacrificing quality. Plus, it’s easier for Asian and European car companies to import their vehicles to the U.S. due to NAFTA and other trade agreements. Car manufacturers in Mexico produce 40 brands and 500 models and need suppliers close by for machinery and equipment, materials, components, and more. The automotive industry in Mexico is so large, it can be overwhelming if you’re just getting started. IVEMSA can help you navigate supply chains, NAFTA, trade compliance, and labor laws.

Reduce Costs by Manufacturing in Mexico

Access to Suppliers

Car manufacturers in Mexico are found in 19 states, but different regions specialize in different products and systems. We’ll help you find the right site that’s located near the suppliers or assembly plants you need.

Tap into Talented Workforce

Mexico’s labor costs are the lowest in North America, and companies typically save 20-30% on personnel expenses after moving their operations. We have decades of experience recruiting in this market.

Regulatory Guidance

IVEMSA has experts in Mexico’s labor laws and many international trade agreements, including NAFTA. We’ll keep you up-to-date on all regulations and make sure you’re in compliance at all times.

Comprehensive Solutions

IVEMSA is your partner through every step of the process. We’ll help you set up a shelter, find a site, recruit employees, and contract vendors for build-out. Then, our management services help keep things running.


Fast Facts: The Automotive Manufacturing Advantage

  • The automotive industry in Mexico generates 17% of the country’s manufacturing GDP and 32% of its total exports
  • Companies that move automotive manufacturing from China to Mexico could reduce operations costs from 5-20%
  • By 2020, Mexico is expected to be the 6th largest global automotive manufacturer

Learn more facts about the advantages of moving your automotive manufacturing operations to Mexico.


Reduce costs.
Retain quality.
Gain peace of mind.

Contact us today and see how we can help you take advantage of all the benefits of manufacturing in Mexico - without the hassle.