The Borderplex Alliance’s role in recruiting new business and industry to the El Paso/Juárez region allows us to maintain strong working relationships with the local supplier base. Our clients in the manufacturing industry seek to have current information on supplier capabilities. In order to adequately present the capabilities of suppliers in El Paso, Juárez and Southern New Mexico, we have implemented a campaign to gather and maintain supplier information.
The Supplier Database created and managed by The Borderplex Alliance’s partner, the City of El Paso Economic Development Department, can be used for either of the following two purposes:
- As a search tool for companies seeking suppliers in El Paso and/or Juárez
- To register a company that is a supplier in El Paso and/or Juárez
$8 Billion in Annual Maquila Supplier Opportunities
Many global manufacturing companies have established efficient and competitive manufacturing facilities, known as maquiladoras, in México. El Paso’s sister city, Juárez, México, is home to 340 maquiladoras, which employ more than 200,000 manufacturing workers. These companies, approximately 85 percent of which come from the United States, purchase an estimated $8 billion per year in components, raw materials and services, providing an excellent opportunity for high-quality suppliers of all types.
These companies are constantly seeking a variety of components and services, including but not limited to …
- Metal Processing
- Metal Finishing
- Plastics Processing
- Tool and Die
The chart below depicts the approximate ratio of the estimated $8 billion in components and services purchased annually by maquiladoras operating in Juárez.