About Us

Platinadora Baja is a company founded in 1996. We are located in the city of Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico. You can find us less than 15 km from the San Ysidro and Otay Mesa border crossings.

We started operations with a 16,000 ft2 plant, offering the maquiladora sector 6 different metallic finishes. Over the years we have expanded our facilities to a total of 8 industrial buildings with a combined surface of more than 200,000 ft2.

Currently, we have a broad customer portfolio with more than 100 customers on both sides of the border, to whom we offer a wide variety of services, including: powder coating and liquid paint application, zinc injection (Die Casting), CNC machining services, as well as more than 20 plating services. Our services are provided by a workforce of more than 800 employees to guarantee on-time delivery and quality services.

The growth of Platinadora Baja as a company is due to the commitment we have towards our customers, by becoming a trusted strategic partner.
We have earned the trust of our customers through the consistency of our services and the quality of our products, as well as by offering competitive prices and fast delivery times.

Our Certifications

Platinadora Baja is ISO certified 9001:2015 and ISO certified 14001:2015, these certifications prove our commitment to provide our customers with high quality processes and our commitment to preserve the environment.

Our Social Responsibility

Platinadora Baja as a socially responsible enterprise has established a purchasing policy in which only conflict free chemicals and metals are purchased and demands all our suppliers to certify that all their products origin from a certified source.
Platinadora Baja dedicates resources to monitor personnel health, provides all safety equipment needed to perform all work activities and at the same time measures and keeps a safety working environment in all its facilities.

Inclusion and Diversity

Platinadora Baja opens its doors to customers, suppliers and employees without any distinction of race, religious beliefs, political affiliation and sexual preferences.

Our Labor Responsibility

Platinadora Baja, S.A. de C.V. strictly prohibits and rejects any form of labor abuse such as child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, sex work or prostitution, modern slavery practices and any other kind of abuse to domestic, foreign or immigrant workers. Platinadora Baja, S.A. de C.V. relationship to workers comply with all local and Federal labor legislation including all benefits stated by law such as but not limited to: Fair wage rates, Social Security, Housing, Retirement, overtime rules and fares, etc. All employee aspirants must bear legal documents or permits that allow them to work in the country, no fees are charged, and no original documents are to be withheld from the worker during the recruiting process or labor relationship.

Our Environmental Commitment

Platinadora Baja is ISO 14001:2015 certified and complies with all local and federal regulations.
As proof of our constant commitment to conserve our natural resources free of pollutants, we have very tight wastewater discharge procedures, which work under the treated batch system. All waste water is neutralized and treated where it is originated and then passed through our state-of- the-art waste treatment plant for solid separation.
The effluents continue to our high-capacity containers where it is held until tested for all regulated substances. Once we are 100% positive that the wastewater complies with local EPA regulations we proceed to discharge to the sewer. Using this method we are guaranteed that NOT A SINGLE DROP OF WATER is poured into the sewer SYSTEM before being treated, analyzed and certified as a non pollutant product. All discharges are logged and records kept as proof of compliance.

Conflict Minerals

Platinadora Baja has a purchasing policy restriction for metals originating in countries designated as Conflict Mineral Countries, which is publicized in all purchase orders as follow: The supplier must certify that all minerals sold to Platinadora Baja are not sourced from a country in conflict, like the Democratic Republic of Congo. Minerals should be designated as conflict free and smelters be compliant to the CFS protocol (Conflict Free Smelter).

Our process


The RFQ "Request for Quote" is received through our contact channels.

Feasibility Analysis

A feasibility analysis of the project is conducted, and feedback is provided to the client regarding the viability of quoting for the project: We assess our capacity to meet the demand and the necessary equipment to do so.


It can take between 2-4 weeks depending on the workload and the type of project.

Approval and Tooling Design Kickoff

Product Design for Manufacturability (DFM) / Mold Design / Mold Manufacturing(s).

Test runs (PPAP)

Production Launch


Our Goals

Over the years we have consolidated ourselves as the preferred plater for customers in this region and gained a strong reputation as a strong and reliable business partner.
Our goal is to increase this customer approval and satisfaction and to consolidate our presence as the strongest supplier for the commercial, automotive, medical, aerospace and military sectors.


In order to ensure high quality products we rely on a strong team of chemical engineers and a state of the art laboratory with different tools for measuring plating thicknesses and process control. Following is a list of some of our equipment:

  • Two Top of the line XRF machines capable of measuring all plating thicknesses with solution analysis capabilities
  • Atomic Absorption Machine
  • Handheld Eddie current probes to aid line operators achieving required thicknesses
  • Adhesion/Solderability testing equipment with aging capabilities
  • Spectrophotometers and Colorimeters for solution analysis and wastewater control
  • Temperature-Humidity Chamber
  • Salt Spray Chamber
  • Taber Abrader Abrasion Testing Machine




International Plating Service, L.L.C.
P.O. BOX 210310 Chula Vista, CA 91921

Platinadora Baja, S.A. de C.V.
Blvd. Insurgentes # 19814 Col. Baja Maq. Tijuana, B.C. 22225