Appliance Manufacturing in Mexico

With state-of-the-art facilities and access to a robust supply chain, Mexico is acclaimed worldwide for its appliance manufacturing advantages.

Appliance Manufacturing in Mexico: A Long-Standing Tradition for Household Names

From stoves and gas ranges to washers and dryers, household and other electrical appliances have been manufactured in Mexico for decades. The appliance manufacturing industry in the country is prized for its robust supply chain, proximity to export markets, and sound production expertise. Mexico is one of the principal exporters of appliances in the world, and claims top spots for exports of some of the most common appliance categories.

Household appliance manufacturing in Mexico is home to some of today’s most well-known appliance makers, including Whirlpool, Electrolux, LG, and Mabe, who manufacture everything from refrigerators and dishwashers to ovens and cooktops in state-of-the-art plants in Mexico. The appliance manufacturing powerhouse, which once designed and manufactured 95 percent of General Electric’s gas ranges and refrigerators sold in the United States, operates plants in a number of Mexican locales: Mexico City, Coahuila, Guanajuato, Nuevo Leon, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosi.

Key Mexico Appliance Industry Statistics

41%

of electrical appliances manufactured in Mexico are made in Nuevo Leon

Though appliance manufacturers can be found throughout Mexico, Nuevo Leon is of particular note for its high production value – 41 percent of the electrical appliances in Mexico are manufactured there.

2nd Largest

exporter of household appliances to the United States

Mexico is the 2nd largest exporter of household and electrical appliances to the United States. Relatively low-cost labor, proximity to the border, and the ability of suppliers to meet just-in-time delivery has allowed companies manufacturing in Mexico to experience tremendous growth.

70

countries import appliances from Mexican production giant Mabe

Appliance manufacturers in Mexico are among the ranks of companies like Mabe, which exports to over 70 countries. The company’s portfolio includes major brands ioMabe, GE / GE Profile, and Monogram, among several others.

Get Up and Running with Tetakawi’s Appliance Advantage

Whether you’re thinking about manufacturing in Mexico or you’re already there, Tetakawi can help your company launch, operate, and thrive in the country’s acclaimed appliance manufacturing industry. With over 34 years of experience in the Mexican manufacturing landscape, we’re experienced in getting appliance manufacturers up and running smoothly. Our services are built on strategy, driven by experience, and tailored to meet your operation’s unique needs. Though we’re the largest shelter services provider in Mexico, our hands-on approach means that you can rely on a trusted partner to guide you every step of the way. We can help you:

  • Select the right location for your appliance manufacturing facility in Mexico
  • Configure legal, organizational, and support structures
  • Recruit, train, and retain your employees
  • Manage all admin functions from finance and accounting to labor and customs
  • Keep things running smoothly from initial launch through ongoing operation
  • and so much more – we do the heavy administrative lifting so that your team can focus on your competitive advantage: manufacturing excellence.

Set up a successful appliance manufacturing facility in Mexico with comprehensive support from Tetakawi.

Establish or expand your appliance manufacturing business in Mexico with our tailored services. From in-depth consultations to turnkey manufacturing facilities, we can help you at any stage of the start-up process.

Shelter Services

Focus on what you do best, and we’ll do the rest – our shelter service offering is the easy, cost-effective, and low-risk way to establish an appliance manufacturing presence in Mexico.
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Soft Landing

Launch successfully with a streamlined team of experts dedicated to ensuring your entry strategy is executed on-time and on-budget.
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Manufacturing Communities

Run your appliance operation seamlessly with turnkey manufacturing facilities that combine Class A industrial space, on-site support, and shelter services.
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Advisory Services

From site selection and customs analysis to cost estimation, we’ll help you make decisions that are informed, strategic, and actionable.
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FAQs About Appliance Manufacturing in Mexico

Does the appliance manufacturing industry in Mexico have crossover with any other clusters?

Appliance manufacturing in Mexico benefits from the country’s success in electronics manufacturing. Many of the household items produced also include electrical components or have electrical capabilities. Because the two industries work hand in hand, supply and labor costs are often lower. This creates mutual advantages and an ideal production environment for the appliance manufacturing industry.

 

Is there an appliance manufacturing cluster in Mexico and should I locate my facility there?

Nuevo Leon is one of the strongest regions for appliance manufacturing and employs 22 percent of Mexico's direct electrical appliance workforce. The region is also home to CLELAC (the Nuevo Leon Home Appliances Cluster), which brings together industry, academia, and government to bolster Mexico's appliance manufacturing sector. However, many Tier 1, 2, and 3 appliance manufacturing companies choose to locate their maquiladoras in Saltillo, which is only about an hour away from Monterrey but has wages that are 15 to 20 percent lower. Appliance-makers and their suppliers can also be found throughout the country, with significant manufacturers located in Coahuila, Chihuahua, Mexico City, Guanajuato, Queretaro, and San Luis Potosi, and Tamaulipas. To learn more or get help choosing a location, explore our site selection services.

 

What are Mexico’s top appliance exports?

Mexico is a top exporter for many common appliances. Refrigerator/freezers, washing machines, air conditioners, compression coolers, stoves and ranges, electric water heaters, and vacuum cleaners are just a few of the many products exported around the globe.

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