Near Shoring in Puerto Rico

Get your life back - Puerto Rico

As part of your job do you have to travel to China on a regular basis?  Are you tired of:


  • making regular trips to China to resolve issues with your supply chain, to babysit your suppliers, and to talk about new programs?
  • wishing you could see a blue, sunny sky instead of smog?
  • nightly calls to suppliers to resolve issues and ensure delivery?
  • the ongoing struggle with language barriers and cultural difference with Chinese engineers?
  • looking at your frequent flier miles and saying "is this really worth it?"

Tired of traveling for 24 hours only to wake up to this view?
Tired of traveling for 24 hours only to wake up to this view?

Puerto Rico

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China

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Puerto Rico's Advantages

Travel

Only a 3-4 hour flight from USA

US Territory, no passport required

Time Zone

Atlantic Time Zone

No nightly calls or WeChats

Low Costs

Puerto Rico has low cost labor and prices are often close enough to China pricing to justify moving production.

Low Risk

Puerto Rico is a US territory so it complies by US laws and regulations.


Shipping is only a couple of days longer than mainland shipping.


ITAR Compliant

Air Quality

Only minutes from the beach with blue skies, palm trees, and the smell of the ocean.


No more Shanghai coughs

American Employees

Customers have questions, you have answers. Display the most frequently asked questions, so everybody benefits.

Additional Information about Puerto Rico

Puerto Rico is a United States Territory located near the Virgin Islands in the subtropical Atlantic Ocean and part of NAFTA. The island is approximately 35 miles deep by 100 miles long. The official language is English and over 70% of the population speaks fluent English. The currency is USD and Puerto Rico is located in the Atlantic Time Zone (one hour ahead of EST). Over 40% of the GDP of Puerto Rico is derived from manufacturing, primarily medical and pharmaceutical, and the Island is home to the top names in these industries.


Puerto Rico graduates almost 20,000 technical degree students per year and has the highest median income and education level in Latin American. This outstanding primary, secondary and higher education system produces a highly productive workforce at about 1/3 to 1/2 the labor rate of the US mainland. More importantly this workforce is far more productive then its Chinese or Mexican counterparts. Being educated and raised in the entrepreneurial, creative and free market culture of the US makes the citizens of Puerto Rico a powerful and unique group.


When we made the decision to expand we deliberated carefully and looked at options across the globe and based on our very recent experiences in China, Mexico and Korea. Ultimately we chose Puerto Rico based on the overwhelming positive factors shown in the Table Below.


We believe that the pendulum is swinging back and that “near shoring” in Puerto Rico offers our Partners the best combination of present and futures costs, quality, regionalization, risk mitigation and ease of doing business.


CHANGING TIMES

We believe that the pendulum is swinging back and that “near shoring” in Puerto Rico offers our Partners the best combination of present and futures costs, quality, regionalization, risk mitigation and ease of doing business.

Times they are a changing

The recent tariff wars are causing vast uncertainty and many companies are looking to reduce uncertainty by finding a balance of cost and risk aversion.   This is where near-shoring in Puerto Rico provides you with these advantages.


Our Partners offer the best combination of present and futures costs, quality, regionalization, risk mitigation and ease of doing business.