Motorola: A proud company that employs the maquiladora system in Mexico

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"Motorola is one of the few companies who can show the great confidence and support it has in Mexico with the creation of direct and indirect jobs for thousands of people."


-Motorola began its globalization of production in Mexico in 1960.
-In 1966, the first maquiladora plant was installed in Nogales, Sonora.
-In Guadalajara, Jalisco, the first modern plant of semiconductors was established (1969). This plant was later extended in 1996 to become the largest of its type in Latin America, employing around 2,000 workers.
-Commercializing offices were established in 1972 and in 1979, offices for Motorola de Mexico, S.A., were built.
-A new, automated plant was built in Leon, Guanajuato in 1986.
-An intelligent center for key technology called the Corporate Building was built in 1994.
-The largest and most modern plant in the state (1,000 workers) that produces beepers and pagers was constructed in Chihuahua, Chih. in 1995.


However, the Motorola presence in Mexico has a good side to it as well:

Motorola is a company interested in supporting the college education through the promotion and sponsorship of scientific investigation projects and technology developed by students of Mexican public and private universities.
Few companies have a clear and defined commitment to education and training. The Motorola case is relevant since they started a University know as “Motorola University or Galvin Center" with presence in Latin America and Mexico. This University operates as a catalyst for the change and the constant training of its clients; education at international level is given to employees, clients and all kind of public interested in our Technology.
Motorola, through this academic commitment, has developed courses and conferences and given donations to the Educational Institutes of our country, surpassing the sum of 1.35 million of American dollars.
Aware of the huge traffic problem in our City of Mexico, Motorola provided the Department of the Federal District trunking infrastructure for the "RADAR" program, which has been a great civic success."