First and foremost, we are a company comprised of over 700 people from a wide variety of backgrounds, working together to produce a diversity of products you would be hard pressed to find an equal to elsewhere in the Western world.
We take great pride in the team of individuals that we have been able to put together over the years; that at the end of the day define who we are as a company, and make everything that we do possible.
Secondly, we are a 100% US-owned family business that is here to simplify the process of accessing Mexico’s globally-competent, yet low-cost, labor force. The roots of our company were put down over thirty years ago as a humble maquiladora virtually indistinguishable from any of the other small factories in Mexicali, Mexico. Over the years the company has greatly expanded its customer base while simultaneously diversifying its service offerings.
Today we are a close knit company consisting of over 700 employees with multiple locations across California and Mexicali, Mexico.
One key component to our our success is that we never loose sight of the simple fact that that everyone has a choice concerning who they do business with. That being said, it remains our policy to provide our customers (and potential customers) with as much information as possible so that they are able to make educated business decisions for themselves. At the end of the day we want our customers to know that they made the right decision to manufacture with CaliBaja.
In understanding "who we are" as a company, it is important to understand how we differentiate ourselves from the "competition":
Access to the Mexican labor market is by and large managed by brokers who act as middle men between the actual manufacturer and the company purchasing the products (you). With CaliBaja Manufacturing, you work directly with the manufacturer and escape the costly ‘broker tax’ – CaliBaja is not a broker of anyone else’s services.
We manufacture 100% of our customer’s products completely in-house. Therefore when dealing with CaliBaja, you are dealing directly with the company who is making your product.
Brokers do provide a service, but in many cases they are little more than middle men. Why work with a middle man when you can go directly to the source?
When interviewing companies that will help you manufacture your product in Mexico, it is very important to fully understand their business model.
The overwhelming majority of companies who will help you setup an operation in Mexico are "shelter" providers and if you really boil it down, have business models that are very similar to a standard real estate company. This is something to be wary of due to the fact that all they are concerned with is filling up their vacant space – not the success of your operation!
CaliBaja differs in this respect as our business model is based on the success of your operation. If your operation does not succeed in Mexico – we do not get paid. As you can probably easily imagine, the seemingly simple shift from selling space (our competition) to selling quality product (CaliBaja) drastically alters the level of service that the customer receives after the contract is signed.