Rising fuel prices and uncertain overseas conditions have generated interest among some companies in manufacturing closer to the US market. With Bloomberg reporting increased freight rates and container vessels sailing at the slowest speeds since 2008 to save on fuel costs, manufacturing in Mexico offers solutions to staying financially viable in the highly competitive global marketplace.
Maria Elena Rigoli, President of Collectron International Management Inc., has personally been involved in the start up and management of 200 manufacturing facilities in Mexico, servicing an international clientele. Established in 1969, Collectron is the original Shelter Plan Program provider in Mexico, specializing in high tech, low volume manufacturing services for a variety of global industries, including aerospace, automotive, plastic molding, metal processing, machining, electronics, and medical. The Shelter Plan Program streamlines launching and running a maquiladora operation, allowing companies to test productivity and product cost savings before committing to incorporating in Mexico.
Altogether, Collectron has helped more than 200 companies establish operations in Mexico. Maria Elena is also President of the Technical University of Sonora which provides a trained workforce for the maquila industry. A dual citizen of the United States and Mexico, Maria Elena welcomes queries about manufacturing in Mexico.