For companies considering outsourcing part of their manufacturing to an international supplier, considering facilities in both Mexico and China, as well as other countries, is routine. Especially if you’re looking for custom roll formed metal, you’re considering substantial parts that will become part of your appliance, automotive, or industrial part and you want to ensure you’re making the right decision. Here are some of the factors many Roller Die + Forming customers consider when making the decision to purchase from Mexico.
- Cost of Items: There are a variety of factors that go into pricing your items including raw material prices, local energy and labor rates, and transportation costs. Particularly if your final assembly is in the U.S., outsourcing to Mexico can result in significantly lower transportation and logistics costs than sourcing to China.
- Operational Advantages: When working with a supplier to design and implement a new part, you’re likely to fly over to visit and inspect the facility and then communicate with the staff there frequently in regards to your product. Working with a supplier in Mexico makes this part of the process much smoother as they’re a shorter flight and a closer time zone away. If you happen to visit the Roller Die + Forming plant in Queretaro, Mexico, then you’ll likely be impressed both with the cleanliness of the facility and the ease of communicating both with management and sales team members on site.
- Transit Time: In a rapidly changing or growing market, especially when you’re already dealing with lead times around tooling and sourcing materials, cutting down transit time can have a significant impact on being able to get the parts you need at the right time. Like all Roller Die facilities, our Queretaro facility helps with just in time manufacturing, delivering parts to both Mexican and U.S. facilities exactly when they’re needed.
If you’re interested in exploring custom metal forming, reach out to our experienced sales team. With team members placed both in Mexico and the U.S. working together, we can help you determine the best location to manufacture your part. Reach out today to learn more about our Queretaro, Mexico facility.