here are many ideas that continue as ideas, and never quite take form. That was not the case with Amistad Industrial Developers, when its founder, Jesus Maria Ramon, made his successful idea operational in 1978 in the city of Acuña, Coahuila. Presently, with more than 36 years of experience, this idea has now grown to be one of the top development companies in Mexico.
Amistad Industrial Developers focuses on the individual needs of companies requiring strategically located real estate, construction or start-up needs in Mexico. When our clients require sites for warehouse distribution, corporate locations, manufacturing or production sites, Amistad has the depth, expertise and knowledge to quickly respond to our client’s specifications ensuring that their project is completed successfully. As one of Mexico’s top developers, Amistad works with each client to ensure its manufacturing success in Mexico.
With over 20 million square feet of industrial space built today, this number continues to grow since Amistad owns strategic locations throughout the country. Our standards for environmental responsibility are greatly considered, owning industrial parks and sites in the states of Coahuila, Nuevo Leon, Chihuahua, Sonora, Queretaro and Guanajuato with additional on-going developments elsewhere in the country. Amistad has grown to enjoy a presence throughout much of Mexico, and we are poised for further expansion, nationally and internationally. This allows Amistad to provide for a client family which includes over 150 world class companies. These companies have generated a total of 255,000 jobs which serve both directly and indirectly numerous types of industries.
exico is a strong emerging market for industrial development, and recently, it has been transforming into an even more competitive option in the world-class industrial real estate sector. Although Mexico still faces important challenges, the country is turning into the new “ little darling of emerging markets ”, as mentioned by Kenneth Rapoza in Forbes magazine, on July 2012.
Furthermore, the long-awaited Energy Reform in Mexico became effective on December 21st 2013 and represents a very important change for the country’s energy sector. Both, Petroleos Mexicanos (“PEMEX”) and the Federal Electricity Commission (“CFE”) will be transformed from federal Government decentralized agencies to State owned productive enterprises. It is expected that energy costs will see a decrease fairly quickly, having a positive impact on the industrial market. This is a great opportunity for economic growth.
Additionally, Deloitte explains, Mexican President, Enrique Peña Nieto, recently passed last minute tax reform provisions that grant maquiladoras several tax benefits relating to income tax, VAT and the use in Mexico of machinery and equipment (M&E) owned by nonresidents, in order to mitigate some of the effects of the 2013 tax reform.
Within the Mexico Industrial property clock, Tijuana is among the “rising market” cities, according to Jones Lang LaSalle (Industrial Outlook North America, Q3 2012). Low set-up and operation costs, quality labor force and a strategic geographical location are a few of the reasons why this city is set apart from the rest. Being neighbors with California gives the advantage of simplifying logistics, decreasing transportation costs and having more control over the whole process.
As the economy is finally picking up, the city of Tijuana is fueling its growth towards the South Eastern part of the city. Industrial Parks such as La Encantada, in the El Florido area, have state-of-the-art infrastructure, outstanding connectivity and full build-to-suit capabilities (including high-end tenant improvements) with fast turn-key deliveries of 6 months on average. Companies like Schlage, Ryerson, PDC, Smiths and RSI are successfully established in La Encantada.
Financial institutions in the U.S. are focusing investments in Northern Mexico’s industrial markets. This is a strong indicator that this region offers great economic prospects for growth. After all, as always, location is your best asset.
perating in the right location is the foundation for sustaining high levels of productivity and efficiencies. Manufacturing close to a capable and motivated labor force, having access to skilled managers and leaders, having an established supply-chain and logistics infrastructure nearby, and all within proximity of the end user, provides an environment where manufacturers of any size can thrive.
The Offshore Group owns and operates several Manufacturing Communities in Mexico, which are strategically located to bring peace of mind to foreign manufacturers.
Manufacturing Communities vs. Industrial Parks
Our facilities are built to meet the needs of world-class manufacturers of all sizes. Typical footprints include buildings with 35,000 square feet of space (or multiples thereof including customized facilities and small space offerings ) located in industrial parks with 24/7 security and surveillance, easy access to major transportation thoroughfares and shipping hubs, and located in proximity to housing communities that provide a nearby workforce.
The difference between ordinary Class A industrial parks and our Manufacturing Communities, is a myriad of “on-site” services, which include:
Furthermore, our Manufacturing Communities accommodate market changes that may require Clients to expand or even downsize their facilities. This is accomplished by maintaining an inventory of available buildings, through first-right’s-of-refusal when available, and when possible, helping one Client drop unneeded space while another expands into that same space. Most importantly, facility expansions can take place in the same Manufacturing Community to avoid remote-site management duplication and support.
We also work closely with utilities providers such as CFE for electrical power and Telmex for connectivity, as well as local water and gas providers to ensure maximum operational continuity for its Clients. As large consumers of utilities, The Offshore Group’s Manufacturing Communities are able to leverage its economies of scale to have quick response times for troubleshooting, maintenance, and repair of critical utilities infrastructure.
Strategically Located Manufacturing Communities
Our Manufacturing Communities offer more than just Class A facilities, on-site services, flexibility and economies of scale, they also provide our Clients with the geographic positioning and manufacturing environments that they need to succeed. The Manufacturing Communities that we have developed offer companies access to attractive:
Regardless of the venue in which you choose to manufacture, having access to a capable, motivated, reliable and affordable workforce can be the difference between failure and success. With locations throughout Mexico, we can provide our Clients with the labor characteristics they need to meet their short and long-term business needs. Our Clients seek a strong return on investment, including the resources they allocate to train personnel. Our Manufacturing Communities support the ROI by having amenities and benefits that employees will not easily find with other employers.
Supplier and Market Access
Foreign manufacturers don’t expand into Mexico just to lower their costs, they also expand into Mexico to shorten their supply chain and improve their access to global markets. When it comes to choosing your exact location in Mexico, it is often the customer that influences your strategy. They set the expectation for product cost, quality and delivery time and it is your job to fulfill their needs. That is why all of our Manufacturing Communities are located with convenient access to the United States in areas with key suppliers, for both diverse and specialized industries, and high levels of industrial activity so that you may support existing customers and attract future business opportunities. One of the advantages of operating in our Manufacturing Communities is the availability of secondary processes, many of our clients benefit from the convenience of receiving services from their fellow “community members”.
Established Logistics Infrastructure
With access to local, regional, national and international highways, railways, airports, seaports and on-site transportation and logistics services, our Clients are able to ship their finished products anywhere around the world with ease. Clients who operate within our Manufacturing Communities are also able to benefit from consolidated freight options, which significantly reduce their inbound and outbound logistics costs.