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Medical Device Sector Creates Jobs in Tijuana

While Baja California’s maquiladora industry has seen slow growth in recent years, some of its sectors have been booming, the assembly of medical devices leads the pack.  In the past six years, the number of direct jobs in Tijuana’s medical-device sector has more than doubled: from 15,000 to nearly 31,000, according to state and industry figures. Across Baja California, more than 42,000 people are employed in the sector, accounting for more than half the medical-device industry jobs in Mexico.  Read more:

Medical Device Sector Creates Jobs in Tijuana

Case Study: DJO Global, Tijuana’s Binational Success Story

With more than 17 years of operating in Tijuana, DJO’s has received U.S. and International awards for its quality and operational excellence, including AME’s Manufacturing Excellence award, IndustryWeek “Best Plants,” and the Shingo prize for operational excellence.  Read more:

Case Study: DJO Global, Tijuana’s Binational Success Story

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Mexico Expansion Signalled

Medical technology maker Fisher & Paykel Healthcare plans to reduce its exposure to the volatile United States dollar through boosting manufacturing in Mexico and direct-selling its product overseas.  Read more:

Fisher & Paykel Healthcare Mexico Expansion Signalled

North America has a New Capital on Medical Device Manufacturing

The Tijuana Economic Development Council (Tijuana EDC) recently published a White Paper that highlights an annual growth of 8.7% in employment of the Medical Device sector since 2004, reaching over 30,000 workers, concentrated in 40 medical manufacturing companies, such as Care Fusion, Medtronic, DJO Global and GreatBatch among others. This number makes Tijuana the premier manufacturing destination for the medical Device sector, outpacing the Minneapolis / Saint Paul metro region and more than double of the entire country of Costa Rica. Read more:

North America has a New Capital on Medical Device Manufacturing

Manufacture in Tijuana – Your Best Nearshore Strategy

San Jose, CA – The Tijuana Economic Development Corporation (Tijuana-EDC) presents a Business Symposium “Manufacture in Tijuana, the Best Near-Shore Strategy” on Tuesday, November 9th at the Sheraton Hotel in San Jose, CA from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM. The Tijuana-EDC has planned an informative half-day event that will include success stories in the electronics and medical device industries. Read more:

Manufacture in Tijuana – Your Best Nearshore Strategy

GE Healthcare Moving Work to Texas, Mexico

GE Healthcare is moving some of the manufacturing at its Tower Ave. facility in Milwaukee to sites in El Paso, Texas, and Juarez, Mexico. Read more:

GE Healthcare Moving work to Texas, Mexico

North America’s Medical Device Manufacturing Capital, Tijuana, Announces New Industry Investments

New research on the medical device manufacturing industry shows that foreign investment in Tijuana has pushed employment up in the 2nd quarter of 2010 to a new high of 28,200 employees, showing a 4% increase over 2008. While over 40 medical device companies now call Tijuana home, one of the more recent global companies that has expanded in 2010 to take advantage of Tijuana’s high-quality-but-lower-cost business environment is New Zealand-based medical device firm Fisher & Paykel. With their March 2010 announcement of a new 230,000 sq. ft. manufacturing operation in Tijuana, this world-class, multinational company expects to…