Since 1986, the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP), is the leading organization for real estate developers in Mexico, representing more than 250 industrial parks located throughout the country.
AMPIP comprises private developers, real estate investment trusts (REITs), investment funds with industrial assets and state governments’ industrial trusts.
AMPIP operates under the basic principles of respect to individuals’ integrity, transparency, win-win relationships, fair employment and environmental care.
AMPIP promotes the development of competitive and sustainable industrial parks, to enhance the industrial and logistics capacity of Mexico.
AMPIP is the leading organization of industrial parks that encourages the development of industrial real estate infrastructure of excellence in Mexico.
As a business organization, AMPIP:
In addition, AMPIP helps multinational companies in their site selection projects for new operations in Mexico, facilitating information about the industrial real estate market, and organizing agendas for site visits.
AMPIP counts on strategic alliances with business organizations and government entities in Mexico and abroad, to join efforts towards the competitiveness of the industry and the country.
AMPIP is a member of:
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.