Altiplano Manufacturing Region | Location & Facilities
Centered between Mexico City and the U.S. border is the growing heart of Mexican industry. Together, the highland states of Zacatecas, San Luis Potosí and Aguascalientes are home to hundreds of international and domestic manufacturers. The large skilled population base, exceptional suppliers, and its central location have combined to make the Altiplano an appealing, diverse and dynamic manufacturing region for international companies.
San Luis Potosí
San Luis Potosí’s diverse manufacturing base includes several hundred international manufacturers in the automotive, medical, steel and aerospace industries. GM has recently completed an assembly plant here. You will find suppliers of machining, forging, stamping, castings and finishing processes including metal plating and painting.
Aguascalientes is home to Nissan’s principal assembly plant in Mexico and a large number of automotive suppliers. Electronics is also a major industry here with plants operated by Flextronics, formerly Xerox and Sensata Technologies has acquired Texas Instruments. Aguascalientes boasts first rate universities situated in a city with incomparable urban planning. including numerous government developed industrial parks.
Industry in Zacatecas came alive ten years ago with the establishment of three Delphi plants and the construction of Corona’s largest brewery. Then with the establishment of the Entrada Group operation the area has grown to include diversified manufacturers in automotive, medical, electronics and aerospace industries. Recently, Triumph, a large aerospace company from the U.S., announced that they will begin manufacturing in Zacatecas. Due to Zacatecas’ smaller manufacturing base, operators in this area benefit from a very competitive cost structure.
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