Mexico’s Furniture Manufacturing Industry Is Built for Success
Furniture manufacturing in Mexico has been a significant industry in the country for decades. Mexico's furniture exports to the United States exceed USD $1 billion a year. Bolstered by ballooning wages in China beginning in 2014, Mexico's furniture manufacturing industry has rapidly drawn companies to the country for its affordable yet highly-skilled labor.
Companies that choose to manufacture furniture in Mexico range from international brands like La-Z-Boy, domestic favorites like Quetzal, and design specialists like Richter Design, which has produced furniture for Williams Sonoma Home, Pottery Barn, Z Gallerie, and Restoration Hardware. Swedish manufacturer IKEA is also choosing to invest in Mexico with its first North American manufacturing plant. The 100,000-square-meter plant, which will eventually expand to 200,000 square meters, will be located in Saltillo, Coahuila, and is expected to be completed in 2021.
Mexico's furniture production is spread across its northern and central states, with certain tasks concentrated more heavily in specific areas. Much of the country's furniture manufacturing occurs in Jalisco, Sonora, the State of Mexico, Coahuila, Nuevo León, Chihuahua, Baja California, Puebla and Monterrey.
Mexico’s Furniture Manufacturing Industry by The Numbers
in United States imports of furniture from Mexico
Mexico is the second-largest exporter of goods to the U.S., and furniture is no exception. According to the United States Foreign Trade Census Bureau, the U.S. imported over USD $2.5 billion in furniture and household goods at the end of 2019.
furniture manufacturing companies
Whether located on the border or in the country’s interior, Mexico’s furniture manufacturing industry is host to over 675 companies that range from international furniture powerhouses to domestic brand players.
annual growth predicted in demand from the U.S.
Furniture industry forecasts predict demand from the United States to reach USD $68.8 billion by 2022, with a growth rate of 2.6 percent per year.
Launch Confidently with Tetakawi’s Furniture 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 robust furniture manufacturing industry. With over 34 years of experience in the Mexican manufacturing landscape, we’re experienced in getting furniture 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 site for your furniture manufacturing business
- 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.
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