Greatbatch Medical, a leading manufacturer of implantable medical devices with facilities in Tijuana, Mexico, was the latest company to participate in the Otay Mesa Chamber of Commerce's MEXPORT Supplier's Forum.
With labor and transportation costs rising in China, many manufacturers have been moving or expanding their operations to Mexico, as the country's proximity to the United States and stable labor costs have made manufacturing operations there more competitive. The forums, hosted in partnership with the San Diego CITD, aim to connect regional suppliers with large manufacturers in the Baja California region.
Supply chain managers and buyers from Greatbatch's Tijuana manufacturing facility presented information on the company's products and current sourcing needs. After the presentations, forum participants had the opportunity to meet the Greatbatch buyers individually and discuss potential business opportunities.