Tucson, AZ (PressExposure) March 28, 2012 -- The Offshore Group recently recorded another podcast in its continuing series on Mexico business issues on the subject of Mexico manufacturing facility start-up under its Mexico Shelter Plan.
Leonard Ottosen, project manager at The Offshore Group's La Angostura Industrial Park in Saltillo, Coahuila, describes how companies that are new to the country are guided from the beginning of the start-up process through to the point at which actual part production takes place under the Mexico Manufacturing Shelter Plan.
The Offshore Group's sister company, Manufacturas Zapaliname, S.A. de C.V., provides outsourced manufacturing support, or, "shelter," services within the secured and gated La Angostura Industrial Park.
According to Ottosen, "The time that it takes to get a Mexican manufacturing facility up and running varies. How long exactly depends on the items that are being produced in Mexico. For example: if the operation is general assembly, a company may be looking at an average of two months to get things moving. If the company is a manufacturer that produces machined parts, does metal stamping, and utilizes machinery like break presses, this kind of operation requires more installation processes. A typical start-up period in Mexico in a case like this may range from between 4 to 6 months."
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The Offshore Group is the largest provider of outsourced business support or, "shelter" services in Mexico. Currently 61 businesses operate at The Offshore Group's facilities in the State of Sonora, the city of Saltillo, Coahuila, and at the Group's Vangtel subsidiary in Hermosillo. Vangtel offers Mexico shelter services to companies that occupy the call center, IT development and BPO markets, while the International Logistic Solutions Company (ILS) is a leading provider of supply chain services. The Offshore Group has recently initiated operations in Mexico's second largest city, Guadalajara.