The Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP) represents owners, investors and managers of parks and industrial buildings before national authorities and investors abroad.
As a business organization created in 1986, AMPIP defends the interests of its members, besides promoting best practices in infrastructure, logistics, security, sustainability and social responsibility. All these actions are set in a Code of Ethics based on integrity, transparency, win-win relations, decent work and environmental care.
Industrial developers represented by AMPIP have a wide supply of Class A buildings in inventory or Build-to-Suit (BTS) projects, for sale or lease; besides shelter services for the setup of a new company in Mexico, in the fastest and most economic way possible.
Currently, AMPIP comprises 56 corporate members in the categories of private developers, investment funds, real estate investment trusts (REITS) and state governments’ real estate trusts, which in sum manage 250 industrial parks located throughout the country. In these industrial parks there are about 2,500 domestic and foreign companies installed in more than 20 million square meters of construction, generating 1.7 million direct jobs.
To promote the development of competitive and sustainable industrial parks to maximize the industrial and logistics capacity of Mexico.
Leading the development of industrial infrastructure of excellence in Mexico.
For its members, AMPIP offers an extensive network of contacts, as well as discussion forums on issues affecting industrial parks. It also supports the implementation of best practices and advocacy to advance public policies for the competitiveness of industrial parks.
Likewise, for multinational companies looking for a new location in Mexico, AMPIP facilitates relevant information on costs, available industrial real estate and incentives to start new manufacturing operations and distribution centers in the country.
AMPIP holds strategic alliances with business organizations and government agencies in Mexico and the United States, which are of great benefit to its members.
The industrial real estate market is highly dynamic, so companies should not miss a beat, at the risk of being left behind. Therefore, it is important to have access to key people and to learn the latest industry trends.
By participating in AMPIP, members have access to an extensive network of contacts in public and private sectors in North America; receive strategic information on new investments and business opportunities; attend events and discussion forums about key issues impacting the industrial market; have institutional support for the promotion of its assets among potential investors; and participate in the defense of their interests as an industry, with proposals of public policies to strengthen the competitiveness of industrial parks in Mexico.
The maquiladora industry was created in 1964 by the Mexican government, in response to the cancellation of the Bracero Program with the United States. During World War II, this program allowed Mexican citizens to work legally across the border to fulfill the lack of local workers, who were busy attending the war. However, at the end of the conflict, Mexican workers were replaced by US soldiers returning home.
As part of the National Frontier Program (PRONAF), the maquiladora industry was created to solve the unemployment problem that was generated in the northern border, due to the end of the Bracero Program. Domestic and foreign companies are called "maquiladoras" when they operate under a tax regime that allows the importation of inputs duty free for assembly, transportation or repair, for re-export.
Given the demand for infrastructure to facilitate the installation of maquiladoras, the PRONAF supported the development of the first industrial parks in the country, with resources from Mexican developing banks, such as NAFINSA. By then, the first industrial park in Mexico was born in Ciudad Juarez, under the leadership of Don Jaime Bermudez, founder partner of AMPIP.