With a $150 million investment, Otay Mesa Chamber member TOYOTA is set to expand its Tijuana assembly plant in order to increase output of the popular Tacoma pickup. The expansion will add 400 jobs and increase capacity to about 160,000 units annually in late 2017 or early 2018, from just over 100,000.
Last week, ICON Aircraft executives announced they are setting up a manufacturing facility in Tijuana, Baja California for the production of the complete composite airframe for the ICON A5 light sport aircraft. ICON expects the facility to be complete early 2017. ICON’s Tijuana facility will deliver composite structures to their California facility for final assembly and flight test.
To meet the demand, ICON is initiating serial production and has selected Tijuana as a site for composite production because of its established industrial infrastructure, skilled labor force, and proximity to ICON’s aircraft assembly facility in California.
With an investment of over $150 million dollars, and a workforce over 1,000 people, ICON is making a significant investment in Tijuana that will benefit the city and the country.
Baja California Governor announced a major investment in the medical device sector. CODAN, manufacturer of IV sets and accessories for infusion and transfusion therapy will open a manufacturing facility in Tijuana, the so called Mexico´s medical device hub.
The announcement was made during Governor’s official visit to CODAN’s headquarters in Lensahn, Germany. This project is expected to bring 150 new jobs to the state in the first phase, which is planned to be accomplished by 2020.