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Key Manufacturing Costs In Mexico For Automotive Suppliers

Alejandra Maldonado, a project administrator at Intermex, discusses key cost drivers, site selection and more.

Advertisement’s latest Audio Interview “Key Manufacturing Costs in Mexico for Automotive Suppliers” features Alejandra Maldonado. Maldonado is a project administrator at Intermex, one of the leading industrial real estate developers and administrative services for Maquiladoras. Maldonado has facilitated the soft-landing experience for many foreign companies stablishing operations in Mexico. She represents Intermex at the Mexican Manufacturing Association & Shelter Committee, as well as Chihuahua’s aerospace cluster.

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In the 13-minute Audio Interview, Maldonado discusses these questions:

  • When considering manufacturing in Mexico what are the key cost drivers?
  • When we talk about site selection, is there a specific location within Mexico that represents significant savings and also stability in business?
  • As an example, on average how much does a small operation from 0-50 employees cost per hour?
  • Why is the shelter program a possibly better alternative for foreign companies to start operations in Mexico?

About Alejandra Maldonado:

Maldonado is a Project Administrator at Intermex, one of the most important Industrial Real Estate developers and Administrative Services for Maquiladoras. Graduated with a master’s degree in business development and marketing, and with more than five years of experience at the industry, Maldonado has facilitated the soft-landing experience for many foreign companies stablishing operations in Mexico. She is part of the sales force of Intermex staff and has participated in International webinars and industrial events promoting Mexico and Intermex services. She is currently representing Intermex at Chihuahua’s aerospace cluster and at the Mexican Manufacturing Association & Shelter Committee.


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