Doing Business in Mexico
Since the foundation of the Turner Group in 1992, we have always understood the importance of being close to our customers through the relationships we have built and the importance of proximity. To be there, where our customers are. Over the years, this has resulted in expanding our team and territory to include ten western states plus two provinces of western Canada and last, but not least, the Maquiladora companies in Mexico. So yes, today we are indeed an international company.
A maquiladora (also known as a twin plant) is a manufacturing operation or factory in Mexico, usually near the U.S.-Mexico border, that operates under a favorable duty- or tariff-free basis. In addition, the administration facility of a maquiladora, the parent company, is in the United States.
The Maquiladora Program was established in 1964 to enhance employment and economy along the Mexico-U.S. border and allowed maquiladoras to be one hundred percent foreign-owned and operated. Initially, the program was developed in 1961 following the National Border Industrialization Program (which encouraged foreign investment to help stimulate domestic markets in Mexico).
Over time, many leading manufacturers set up operations along the border, which stretches 1,954 miles from the Gulf of Mexico in the East to the Pacific Ocean in the West. The region we cover borders California and Arizona. This borderline is 512 miles long with eighteen possible border crossing points, three of which are located in the San Diego–Tijuana metropolitan region.
The San Ysidro Port of Entry is the busiest land entry in the United States, with over 17,000 vehicles and 20,000 pedestrians crossing each day.