By Adina Moloman
The electronic cluster in Tijuana is one of the largest in Mexico, employs around 90,000 direct workers in 120 transnational companies most of them from Japan, Korea and Taiwan specializing in consumer and specialty electronics. Transnational companies nearshoring in Mexico such as Samsung, Foxconn, Panasonic, Sanyo, Plantronics, Sharp, TPV and other large electronics manufacturers have a lot of experience manufacturing in Tijuana.
The Tijuana Manufacturing electronic industry specializes in manufacturing electronic products, mainly consumer electronics—televisions (LCD, DPL, Plasma), mobile phones, computer devices, circuit boards, audio/video components, microchips, semiconductors and many more.
In 2014, Tijuana had a significant global share in television exports (more than 20 million high tech televisions manufactured in this city). Mexico has become the world’s leading exporter of flat screens, surpassing most Asian countries.
TPV Taiwan one of the largest television and screen manufacturers announced in 2014 the expansion of its plant in Tijuana. The company plans to invest $10.5 million in the expansion and add 500 new jobs in 2015.
In 2014, Samsung electronics added production capacity to its plant in Tijuana.
Since 1988 when Samsung Electronics completed construction of an electronic complex (SAMEX) in Tijuana to manufacture TVs, color monitors, and mobile phones, constant upgrades in technology and production volume leaded to also a constant investment to the Tijuana Samsung facility.
Sharp Corporation also added production capacity to its manufacturing facility in Tijuana in 2014.
Tijuana has gained the position as the leading destination for high-value-added operations in the electronic sector manufacturing in Mexico.