Equipment & Metal Products

This sector includes the manufacture of machinery, electrical and computer equipment, and primary as well as fabricated metal products. It also includes a relatively small group of businesses that repair and maintain equipment and machinery.

The Breakdown

The economic impact of equipment manufacturing has experienced the greatest growth, increasing from $4.2 billion in 2011 to $7.1 billion in 2016, as more equipment manufacturers expand their San Antonio operations.


According to the U.S. Department of Commerce, the San Antonio region is the United States’ 21st-largest manufacturing exporter, with a 2016 export volume valued at $159 billion.

SAWS has been a member organization of SAMA for over 30 years. SAMA has been a great vehicle for SAWS to communicate with industries about our water initiatives and to solve issues with the over 350 members and organizations that make up the association.

Robert Puente, President & CEO – San Antonio Water System

The manufacturing industry is one of the largest sectors of the San Antonio economy.

This fast-growing sector includes aerospace and motor vehicle manufacturing.
San Antonio companies manufacture machinery, computer components, electrical equipment and more.
From furniture to food and beverage manufacturing, this sector is a major employer in the area.
If it can be made from petroleum, plastic, paper, or just about anything else, there’s a local manufacturer that does it.
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