Nearshoring: Partners Lead the Way in Mexico

Nearshoring: Partners Lead the Way in Mexico

Establishing operations in Mexico can streamline and shorten your supply chain. These companies can help you reap the benefits and overcome the challenges of nearshoring.

Companies that sell into the U.S. market and establish operations in Mexico— either in addition to or instead of their locations in other parts of the world—often gain shorter, more flexible supply chains and access to a talented labor pool. As a result, they’re able to provide their customers with timely, reliable service.

In 2023, for the first time in a decade, Mexico surpassed China as the largest exporter to the United States, according to “Made in America: Here to Stay?” a report from Kearney, a global management consultancy.

Between 2019 and 2023, U.S. imports of Mexican manufactured goods jumped by nearly one-third, to $422 billion. Imports from Canada have also steadily increased since the pandemic, Kearney found.

To be sure, numerous global companies had established manufacturing operations in Mexico long before the term “nearshoring” gained prominence. “Maquiladoras (manufacturing export operations) have operated in Mexico for more than 60 years,” says Juan Carlos Rodríguez, managing director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Tijuana region.

While the earliest maquiladoras were primarily tied to simple, labor-intensive processes that integrated little or no technology, the current ones provide the backbone of the North American supply chain for several key sectors, including automotive, aerospace, medical devices, and high-end consumer electronics, Rodríguez says. Today, companies such as Boeing, Medtronic, Honeywell, Bombardier, Samsung, Sony, and Toyota have established operations in Baja California.

Driving the Nearshoring Trend

Several factors have been driving this shift. The enactment of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) helped boost the rapid growth of nearshoring in the Mexican industrial market, according to the Nearshoring Q4 2023 report from CBRE, a global commercial real estate services and investment firm.

The pandemic hammered home the potential for disruptions to supply chains that stretch across the globe and require multiple modes of transportation to reach their final markets, says Ted Stank, professor of supply chain management at the University of Tennessee. This has prompted companies to look for sources of supply closer to major demand markets.

In previous Kearney surveys of chief executive officers, more were evaluating moving their supply chain closer to home, says Shay Luo, partner in the strategic operations practice and co-author of Made in America. “More of them took actions on implementing this idea in the past two to three years,” Luo says.

Offering Shorter Lead Times

When North America is one of a company’s major markets, locating operations in Mexico, rather than in other regions of the world, simplifies and shortens lead times. That, in turn, enables companies to respond more quickly to market changes.

For many U.S. companies, the average cycle time between order placement and receipt is likely less than a month for a Mexican supplier, versus three to six months for a supplier in Asia, Stank says. “Being able to respond to demand with shorter cycle times and less uncertainty is a huge benefit,” he says.

Shorter lead times also allow greater flexibility in production, says Brad Colvin, director of business development and logistics with Tri-National, a premier USMCA transportation and logistics provider.

Shippers also are less likely to confront lengthy port delays and container ship logjams, and the risk of losing cargo due to geopolitical concerns is lower. “Everything is thousands of miles closer to where it needs to end up,” he adds.

Components and end products can be manufactured and shipped cross-border via existing road or highway networks, Colvin says. It’s also much easier to move personnel when needed for site visits, training, and the like, he adds.

There’s also “an under-appreciated element of cultural and operational familiarity from six-plus decades of global business practices being adopted by the Mexican industrial manufacturing sector,” Rodríguez says. This, along with similar time zones and work hours, facilitates communication and collaboration between U.S. companies and their Mexican counterparts, he adds.

Gaining Access to a Talented Labor Pool

“Many manufacturers have found a great pool of labor and talent in the Mexican workforce,” says Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions for Penske Logistics. This helps in addressing the labor challenges in the United States, he adds.

According to CBRE research, companies that relocate to Mexico from the United States can save between 70 and 80% of payroll costs, including employee benefits.

Nearshoring’s potential benefits ultimately enable companies to provide their customers with more predictable, quality service, says Chip Barth, managing director of the global supply chain practice with TBM Consulting. Along with boosting customer satisfaction, this helps in better managing cash flow.

These benefits of nearshoring also are driving demand for industrial real estate, which increased 5% between late 2022 and 2023, CBRE research found. Most of the demand was driven by expansion in the automotive, electronics, and household appliances sectors, CBRE also found.

Overcoming Nearshoring Challenges

While the benefits of nearshoring are real, so are several challenges. The infrastructure is generally not as developed as it is in China, Barth says.

For example, a company might be able to send a part with a business card to a Chinese manufacturer and receive a call back within one week from a vendor saying they can make the product for, say, $5 per unit.

Finding suppliers with the appropriate technical capabilities and human skillsets can be challenging, for both primary sources and second- or third- tier suppliers. “The entire extended supply chain must be established for the whole network to operate efficiently and effectively,” Stank says.

Encountering a Learning Curve

When launching in Mexico, many companies face a learning curve, Moses says. This includes the way in which seasonality can impact the movement of goods. For instance, congestion can increase in the fall, as harvested produce is transported.

Companies also need to know how to navigate Mexico’s trade infrastructure, including customs brokers, customs compliance and paperwork, and different regional norms and transportation options, Moses says.

Visibility becomes critical, given the multiple parties involved in most shipments. When visibility is lacking, companies often respond by creating inventory buffers, driving up costs.

Providing training to employees on cross-cultural communication and local practices can improve a company’s ability to collaborate effectively with its Mexican partners, Rodríguez says.

In addition, companies benefit by choosing a shipping partner that has the infrastructure, personnel, flexibility, and expertise to successfully navigate cross-border or nearshoring challenges, Colvin says.

The logistics provider should be recognized by both the supplier and carrier communities, Moses says. In addition, the provider’s team members should have experience handling the ever-changing array of challenges that can occur.

Tech Solutions Underpin Seamless Processes

Also key is the logistics partner’s technology solutions, like electronic data interchange (EDI), as these can facilitate customs clearance processes and minimize delays at border crossings, Rodríguez says.

When shifting operations to Mexico, it’s prudent to continue dual sourcing for a period of time, Barth says. By developing solid, cross-functional ramp-up and ramp-down plans, companies are less likely to inadvertently violate service agreements, he adds.

The companies highlighted here have gained expertise in helping companies successfully nearshore in Mexico.

CBRE: Creating the Real Estate Solutions of Tomorrow

The automotive sector’s expansion is fueling demand for industrial real estate, according to CBRE. And the benefits of nearshoring also are driving demand for industrial real estate, which increased 5% between late 2022 and 2023, CBRE research found.

As a global leader in commercial real estate services and investments—CBRE works with more than 90 of the Fortune 100 companies—CBRE provides services, insights, and data that span every dimension of the industry. It creates solutions for clients of all sizes and in all sectors, and across every geographic region. Its mission is to realize the potential of its clients, professionals, and partners by building the real estate solutions of the future. CBRE’s 500 offices are located in more than 100 countries, including six in Mexico.

The company’s 105,000 employees collaborate across borders and every sector of the real estate industry. They offer CBRE’s integrated suite of services, which includes facilities, transaction, investment, and project management; property management, leasing, and sales; appraisal and valuation; strategic consulting; and mortgage and development services.

CBRE also actively seeks ways to measure and reduce the environmental impact of its buildings. In 2021, the company pledged to reach net zero carbon emissions by 2040.

This commitment to sustainability benefits CBRE’s clients as well. Through CBRE’s energy management program, clients typically can reduce their maintenance, energy, carbon and capital costs by 11 to 15%, while also cutting asset downtime and emergency repair costs.

Targeted capital planning is based on total cost of ownership, rather than equipment age and condition, ensuring greater value from each investment.

Delivering Data-Driven Solutions

Through its digital and fully integrated facility management organization and decarbonization approach, CBRE is delivering data-driven solutions for energy efficiency, carbon neutrality, and asset performance. Since 2017, it has identified nearly $400 million in utility operating savings for its clients.

For the second year in a row, CBRE was named one of Fortune’s most innovative companies. It’s also the only commercial real estate services company that has earned this designation. Companies are scored on three dimensions. Product innovation evaluates design, usability, and uniqueness, among other factors. Process innovation assesses a company’s product sourcing and production, marketing, sales, and support functions. Innovation culture primarily reflects the company’s success at fostering creativity and an entrepreneurial spirit.

In addition, CBRE was recently recognized by Ethisphere, a global leader in ethics and compliance solutions, as one of the world’s most ethical companies. This was the 11th consecutive year CBRE earned this distinction.

The recognition is based on more than 240 data points related to culture, environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices, ethics and compliance activities, diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) and initiatives to support a strong value chain. In 2024, 136 companies from 20 countries and 44 industries were recognized.

Colliers Mexico: Experience and Vision in Commercial Real Estate

With offices in 68 countries and more than 51,000 lease and sale transactions completed, Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company. It has more than 300 employees in Mexico.

Mexico, one of the major economies in Latin America and the world, has established itself as a continuously growing business hub. With the arrival and establishment of large corporations, as well as the significant expansion of local businesses, the real estate industry has become one of the major drivers of the economy in the country.

Since 1993, when Colliers International opened its first office in Latin America in Mexico City, its presence has grown to more than 300 Colliers employees in Mexico. They provide expert advice across multiple service lines in Mexico City, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Querétaro, Mérida, Juárez, and Baja California.

All are working toward the company’s mission: to maximize the potential of property and real assets to accelerate the success of Colliers’ clients, investors, and people.

To this end, Colliers offers a variety of services, including landlord and tenant representation; valuation and advisory services; capital markets and real estate management services; and strategic project services, such as project management and strategic design and construction. It also offers lease administration, property marketing, and sustainability services.

With offices in 68 countries, 19,000 employees, $96 billion in assets under management, over 51,000 lease and sale transactions completed, and more than 2 billion square feet under management, Colliers is a leading diversified professional services and investment management company.

Offering a Unique Platform

In Latin America, as part of its suite of strategic project services, Colliers offers a unique platform that includes global service standards and best practices, informed by specific and local knowledge of each country. This ensures consistent and coordinated service across all markets and sectors.

Furthermore, Collier’s ESG strategy, Elevate the Built Environment, includes measurable targets and ensures that ESG remains at the forefront of how it does business. The company mapped its goals against three areas where Colliers can make the biggest difference: elevating the environment, elevating inclusiveness, and elevating health and wellbeing. In conclusion, Colliers Mexico is backed by an exceptional track record of achievements; they are industry leaders providing innovative solutions to complex challenges. They build for the future and that of their clients, and together they accelerate success.

Cushman & Wakefield: Connecting Supply Chain and Real Estate Strategies

With 52,000 employees in around 60 countries, Cushman & Wakefield can help organizations anywhere optimize their supply chains.

The Baja Cushman & Wakefield team has sold more than 320 acres of industrial land in Tijuana and Mexicali since 2018. No other brokerage company has sold more industrial land in Baja. Cushman & Wakefield is the listing broker on the upcoming sale of a fully entitled 300-acre site in Tijuana. This will be the largest industrial land transaction in Mexico, says Juan Carlos Rodríguez, managing director of Cushman & Wakefield’s Tijuana region.

The heads of the company’s three regional offices in Mexico bring 50-plus years of combined development experience, making Cushman & Wakefield one of the few industrial real estate teams that possesses high-level development experience. The leasing team accounts for 30% of leasing activity in the area, or more than its top three competitors combined, Rodríguez says.

Cushman & Wakefield’s real estate specialists in Mexico are anticipating the arrival of more companies with a higher technological level, which will boost demand for industrial spaces, Rodríguez says. The company’s comprehensive service offerings in Baja California will enable them to work effectively with these companies, as they leverage the many opportunities available in Mexico.

As a starting point, Cushman & Wakefield’s site selection studies help its clients reach informed location decisions that can lead to efficient, productive operations. Cushman & Wakefield also prepares detailed market analyses for potential operating locations and uses its expertise to find the right investor or landlord for complex projects, Rodríguez says.

For instance, Cushman & Wakefield worked with a manufacturer and distributor of medical supplies that required a ground lease (an agreement in which a tenant can develop the property during the lease period, after which the land and all improvements are turned over to the property owner), which is not common in Mexico. “We found the investor willing to do the deal,” Rodríguez says.

Tackling Complexity

The Cushman & Wakefield team also helped a global logistics and shipping company acquire land in a complicated deal structure that also involved the company’s equity and development arm. “We succeeded because of our experience and ability to set up complex transactions,” he says.

The C&W office in Tijuana offers the following services: agency leasing, capital markets, project management, property management, and valuation and advisory services. The Baja team’s primary focus is in the industrial sector.

With 52,000 employees in approximately 60 countries, Cushman & Wakefield’s expertise and experience in commercial real estate extends across the globe. It can help organizations anywhere optimize their supply chains.

In doing so, Cushman & Wakefield aligns with its clients’ needs to help them navigate an increasingly challenging market, and one in which environmental and social responsibility are ever more integral to long-term success. “Together, Tijuana and Cushman & Wakefield are emerging as an alliance destined to redefine the industrial narrative and pave a path towards a more sustainable and prosperous future,” Rodríguez says.

EASO: Logistics Solutions for Today and Tomorrow

Facilitating cross-border transportation and providing intermodal solutions, EASO also specializes in the operation of dedicated fleets for shippers across North America.

A vision and passion for innovation has driven EASO for more than four decades. By offering new modes of transportation, leveraging advanced technologies, and employing a staff that’s driven to innovate, EASO provides exceptional freight movement services across Mexico, the United States, and Canada.

“We are the most important Mexican intermodal marketing company (IMC), offering innovative solutions that help our customers handle their nearshoring and logistics needs,” says Diego Anchustegui, chief marketing officer. Anchustegui is also president of the Mexican Intermodal Association (AMTI).

EASO’s customer base includes retailers, consumer products manufacturers, automotive, food and beverage, home appliances, and waste industries.

EASO’s intermodal services include domestic, cross-border, and maritime solutions. “A key part of EASO’s innovative intermodal solutions for cross-border transportation is our warehouse in Alliance, Texas, which can handle overweight shipments,” Anchustegui says. “As a result, customers can ship cargo throughout the United States and Mexico with unmatched rates, capacity, and environmental benefits.”

The company’s experience, facilities, and partners are dedicated to transporting goods across borders, enabling customers’ freight to move efficiently and safely throughout Mexico and across North America.

EASO also offers customized port transportation solutions that provide shippers with more precise control of their imports and exports. It can provide access to efficient transshipments, as well as smart distribution and storage.

Operating Dedicated Fleets

EASO also is a pioneer and specialist in the operation of dedicated fleets. Through this service, shippers essentially gain the equipment capacity and resources of a private fleet without the operational, administrative, and safety risks.

With a dedicated EASO fleet, shippers have more time to focus on their business and strategic priorities. EASO focuses on designing ideal fleets and offers state-of-the-art analysis technology to increase productivity and reduce underutilization. As a result, shippers can meet their transportation commitments, with quality service and at very competitive costs.

Through its spot services, EASO helps shippers ensure their cargo moves quickly, reliably, and securely within Mexico. This is possible due to EASO’s reliable operators, commitment to continuous communication, and agility.

Shippers can reduce their logistics costs through EASO’s 3PL logistics services, which provide access to thousands of reliable and qualified carriers, agile and responsive brokers, and multimodal options. Together, these resources allow cargo to move smarter, rather than harder.

Industrial Gate: Industrial Development for Global Companies

Industrial Gate specializes in build-to-suit asset development. Its current portfolio spans 3.1 million square feet of properties in the cities of Monterrey, Tijuana, Reynosa, and other municipalities in Mexico.

Industrial Gate creates industrial buildings that exceed tenants’ logistics and distribution expectations. Its current portfolio spans 3.1 million square feet of properties in the cities of Monterrey, Tijuana, Reynosa, and other municipalities in Mexico, and includes build-to-suit development, speculative industrial building plans based on thorough market analyses, and portfolio or property management.

Each development is backed by Real Estate Investments (REI), an industrial developer led by experienced industry veterans, in conjunction with TC Latin America Partners, an institutional investment manager.

Through all phases of a project, Industrial Gate takes care of all the processes. This includes identifying optimal market opportunities and structuring transactions, focusing on risk management and capital preservation; acquisition and development; and financing, leasing, management, reporting, disposition, investor relations, and fundraising.

Industrial Gate team members bring more than 15 years of experience in the development, management, and layout of Class A industrial buildings.

Serving a Wide Range of Organizations

Clients include national and international companies that range from logistics firms to food distributors to a private rail consortium. One of Industrial Gate’s more notable projects is the development in Tijuana of a build-to-suit (BTS) facility of 290,000 square feet for a multinational electronics contract manufacturer. Another BTS, of 721,000 square feet, is for a logistics company and is located in Reynosa, Mexico.

In addition to following construction protocols for Class A buildings, Industrial Gate is in the process of obtaining LEED certification for many of its new developments.

Industrial Gate is the result of the strategic alliance between Real Estate Investments (REI) and TC Latin America Partners (TC). Its focus on opportunities in the industrial market in Mexico recognizes the increase in nearshoring.

Industrial Gate specializes in build-to-suit asset development, informed by extensive operational expertise and market knowledge. Excellence is emphasized in all stages of the process.

Parques Industriales Amistad: A Family-Owned and World-Renowned Industrial Development Specialist

AMISTAD ranks among Mexico’s largest real estate companies. Its professionals and bilingual project leaders work with clients to develop cost-effective strategies to meet supply chain needs.

In Spanish, “Amistad” means friendship. As Parques Industriales Amistad (AMISTAD) strives to be the developer of choice for companies growing their global manufacturing footprint, its employees remain dedicated to the people at the heart of every business partnership. With deep roots in Mexico’s industrial development market and a proven track record, AMISTAD ranks among the country’s largest real estate companies.

Since its founding 45 years ago with an industrial park in Cuidad Acuña, the sister city to Del Rio, Texas, AMISTAD has evolved into a full-service real estate company.

AMISTAD offers various services, including industrial and commercial properties, construction, administrative, and manufacturing. The company’s global reach extends to clients in Mexico and Texas, and divisions include real estate development, integrated construction services, manufacturing services, and ranching.

Even as it has expanded, AMISTAD remains family owned and committed to the legacy of service and reliability demonstrated by Jesus Maria Ramon, the company’s founder. It also remains a stable and well-capitalized development partner.

In its work with more than 180 clients, AMISTAD has built more than 35 million square feet of space and leased about 12 million square feet. It has built 17 industrial parks and created more than 250,000 jobs in eight of Mexico’s 31 states. This year, AMISTAD will complete the largest data center in Mexico.

Wide-Ranging Development Capabilities and Portfolio

Through its real estate development division, AMISTAD offers a range of development capabilities for industrial, distribution, logistics, and corporate operations in Mexico. Its portfolio includes Class A industrial parks in key states throughout the country.

Inherent in its commitment to customer service is a close watch for industry trends. Developments are strategically positioned near automotive, aerospace, appliance, and other core manufacturing hubs. In addition, AMISTAD has nurtured strategic alliances to augment the services it can offer international clients. Among these is the creation of investment partners for enhanced leasing and sale-lease-back capacity.

Another division, AMISTAD Administrative Services, provides various support resources, including human resources, accounting, and import and export services. With this assistance, clients can focus on their production timelines; some can gradually assume these functions in-house.

Clients seeking full-service construction expertise can also count on AMISTAD, which specializes in logistics, operations, manufacturing facilities, and corporate offices. AMISTAD’s experienced professionals and bilingual project leaders work closely with clients to develop cost-effective strategies to meet short- and long-term production requirements. AMISTAD also offers state-of-the-art design expertise and experience with turn-key build-to-suit projects.

AMISTAD operates with a commitment to the sustainable development of the communities in which it has a presence. Among other steps, it has planted more than 10,000 trees in northern Mexico, co-generates electricity, and supports pollination throughout the country. The Ikano campus, at 1.2 million square feet, earned LEED Gold certification in 2022.

Even as AMISTAD grows, its commitment to sustainability compels it to continually search for better and smarter ways to operate and ensure its communities’ health and vitality.

Penske: Keeping the World Moving Forward

Penske Logistics transports several hundred thousand shipments cross the U.S.-Mexico border safely, securely, and on time, each year—through its cross-border management solution which provides visibility and a streamlined, integrated workflow.

Each year, Penske Logistics ensures that several hundred thousand shipments cross the Mexico-U.S. border safely, securely, and on time. It accomplishes this through its cross-border management solution, which combines advanced technology and processes to provide visibility and a streamlined, integrated workflow.

As important is Penske’s expertise in cross-border shipments, a result of its nearly three decades of operating in Mexico, says Andy Moses, senior vice president of sales and solutions for Penske Logistics. “Our employees understand how to navigate cross-border challenges, and have longstanding relationships with carriers within Mexico, and across multiple transportation modes,” he adds.

Penske’s cross-border solution addresses the needs of the myriad stakeholders that are critical to cross-border transactions, including shippers’ procurement, finance, operations, logistics, and customer service functions, and potentially the end-user customers who receive the manufactured items, Moses says.

“On the technology side, we focus on ways to make these stakeholders more efficient and productive, and on delivering information to them in ways that are convenient for them to act upon,” he says.

A key element of Penske’s cross-border management solution is its ClearChain technology suite, which is supported by more than a quarter-century of industry knowledge and expertise. Users can drill down into the details associated with an order, including its status, scheduled and actual pickup and delivery times, origin, destination, and the part-level detail of each shipment.

Game-Changing Visibility

This visibility allows users to improve inventory flow and customer service, optimize routes, sync deliveries with production schedules, and mitigate supply chain disruptions, among other benefits. Penske can integrate the suite into its customers’ information systems.

Providing milestone details throughout the journey of clients’ shipments, as well as a document repository for shipment information, is a critical benefit.

“Establishing a central source for the paperwork and customs documents sounds simple, but the benefits of being able to rely on a single source of information are eye opening,” Moses says.

The information resides safely within Penske’s platform. Best-in-class security capabilities protect customer data, reduce the risk of breaches and, when needed, provide data recovery.

Penske’s clients include manufacturers from multiple sectors, including producers of washing machines, microwave ovens, automobiles, electronics, and other products. “It’s a pretty broad span of manufactured goods,” Moses says.

When helping shippers move products, Penske is agnostic to carriers. “We’ll place our customer’s goods on the carrier and freight mode that best meets the needs they have for their type of shipments,” Moses says.

Penske also provides warehouse and other services through its facilities and its experienced workforce; employees are located on both sides of the Mexico-U.S. border. “There’s value in working with a company that handles both your U.S. and Mexico logistics,” Moses says. “We provide value in how we capture and manage data across that spectrum, and among companies’ various business units.”

Promologistics: Designing and Executing Custom Supply Chain Solutions

As a 4PL, Promologistics coordinates and optimizes clients’ entire supply chains.

Every month, Promologistics delivers nearly 4 million parts and ships more than 1 million orders across Mexico. With each shipment, it brings more than 16 years of logistics experience, providing flexible, personalized, and reliable solutions and consistent quality.

As a 4PL, Promologistics coordinates and optimizes clients’ entire supply chains, becoming a strategic partner. 4PLs can provide a range of services, including planning and strategy consulting, technology optimization, and collaborating with suppliers.

Clients benefit from improved efficiency and customer service, reduced costs, and greater flexibility. They’re able to focus on their core business operations and leverage opportunities for growth and innovation.

Given its expertise in designing and executing customized supply chain solutions for both B2B (business-to-business) and B2C (business-to-consumer) operations, Promologistics can help companies address their logistics needs in both the medium and long term.

To accomplish this, Promologistics integrates its own and third-party resources, using state-of-the-art technology and standardized processes. Their goal is to ensure that clients’ business objectives are met.

Providing Comprehensive Services

Promologistics’ three divisions provide a range of services. The contract logistics division offers multiple services, including bonded warehouse storage capabilities; reception, storage, pick-and-pack, and value-added services including labeling, quality inspection and control, ticketing, and others; operations; distribution and delivery; last-mile tracking; and reverse logistics.

With its international transportation division, Promologistics ensures compliance with relevant regulations for supply chains involving imports and exports, whether by sea, air, or land.

Through its online business division, Promologistics pursues its mission of delivering clients’ orders to end users, marketplaces, or loyalty programs. To that end, it helps clients develop or enhance their operations.

Among the services it offers are digital marketing, order preparation, delivery and last-mile tracking, efficient returns and warranty services, and customer service.

To help clients profitably and sustainably grow their business, Promologistics can consult on and design and manage loyalty programs. It also can offer strategic direction, multiple reward options, and reward tracking and delivery, among other services.

Promologistics is a member of the Association of Mexican Freight Forwarders (Amacarga); the Federation of National Associations of Freight Forwarders and International Logistics Operators of Latin American and the Caribbean (Alacat); and the Association of Logistics Operators of Mexico (AOLM). It’s certified ISO9001-2015, is governed under Nom 59 of Cofepris, and employs good medicine manufacturing practices.

GP Logistics: Creative and Customized Logistics Solutions

Providing warehousing, co-packing, nearshoring, and cross-border transportation solutions, GP Logistics optimizes cross-border operations and supply chains through its warehouses situated along the U.S.-Mexico border.

With more than 35 years of experience in the Mexican market and boasting more than 21 distribution centers strategically located in major cities across Mexico, GP Logistics aims to facilitate the accessibility of materials to production plants, while simultaneously optimizing cross-border operations through its warehouses situated along the Mexican and U.S. border. GP Logistics brings expertise in both the Mexican and U.S. markets.

In addition, GP Logistics offers nearshoring and cross-border transportation, warehousing, co-packing, and consultancy solutions aimed at facilitating the efficient and cost-effective movement of goods across borders.

Here’s a brief overview of the company’s approach:

  • Technologies: GP Logistics leverages advanced technologies such as GPS tracking, RFID tagging, and data analytics to monitor shipments in real time, optimize routes, and predict potential delays or issues. The company also utilizes cloud-based platforms for streamlined communication and documentation management.
  • People: The company employs skilled logistics professionals who are well-versed in international trade regulations, customs procedures, and cross-border logistics. These experts ensure compliance with all relevant laws and regulations while maximizing efficiency and minimizing costs for shippers.
  • Processes: GP Logistics follows a systematic approach to cross-border transportation, which includes thorough planning, documentation, customs clearance, and execution of shipments. Process automation may be used wherever possible to streamline workflows and reduce manual errors.
  • Nearshoring Solutions: GP Logistics assists shippers in establishing nearshore manufacturing or distribution facilities closer to their target markets. This reduces transportation time and costs while maintaining proximity for quicker response to market demands.
  • Cross-Border Transportation: For cross-border shipments, GP Logistics manages all aspects of transportation, including land, sea, or air freight. They handle customs clearance, documentation, and compliance requirements, ensuring smooth passage of goods across borders.
  • Value-Added Services: In addition to core transportation services, GP Logistics can offer value-added services such as warehousing, inventory management, and supply chain optimization to further enhance efficiency and customer satisfaction.

Overall, GP Logistics aims to be a reliable partner for shippers, providing end-to-end solutions for nearshoring and cross-border transportation needs, supported by advanced technologies, knowledgeable professionals, and efficient processes.

Terra Regia: Undertaking Large-Scale Projects and Surpassing Expectations

Undertaking macro-projects such as the 10,600-acre Global Park (rendered above)— a rail-served industrial district in Nuevo León—Terra Regia offers its clients comprehensive real estate solutions, drawing from its more than 30 years of experience.

Terra Regia offers its clients comprehensive real estate solutions, drawing from its more than 30 years of experience in the business, and combining value, innovation, and vision. Terra Regia stands out for undertaking large-scale projects known as macro-projects.

Currently, Terra Regia boasts more than 8,000 hectares (around 20,000 acres) under development in the Monterrey Metropolitan Area. Terra Regia offers their clients the opportunity to develop residential, commercial, and industrial projects of all sizes. In contrast to many developers, Terra Regia masters the complete land cycle, from its acquisition to its conceptualization in design and infrastructure, urban planning, authority approvals, construction, and commercialization.

Among the more than 50 Terra Regia developments is an industrial macro-project: Global Park. With more than 4,300 hectares (10,600 acres) in the municipality of Pesquería and Cadereyta, Nuevo León, Global Park stands out as the fourth-largest industrial district in the state.

It also distinguishes itself by having access to the country’s two main railway lines, Ferromex and Canadian Pacific Kansas City. This project positions itself as an exemplar railroad hub of industrial dynamism in the state.

Another project, Terra Park Industrial ADN, is another industrial complex in the north of Monterrey, distinguished by its strategic location in the USMCA Highway. Its design reflects the demand for well-planned spaces required by the manufacturing, distribution, logistics, and warehousing sectors. The master plan includes 248 hectares (612 acres).

Transforming the Landscape

Terra Regia’s objective is to transform city landscapes, through conscious developments. Now with more than 50 urban real estate projects under their belt, they uphold their commitment to being a company that creates value by turning challenges into opportunities, surpassing expectations, and cementing the ideas, dreams, and heritage of their clients and collaborators.

Today, more than 45,000 individuals thrive within meticulously crafted urban projects, revealing their top-tier infrastructure and unparalleled urban design that elevates their quality of life.

Tri-National, Inc.: Door-to-Door Service Between Mexico, the United States, and Canada Since its launch 20 years ago,

Tri-National’s facility footprint and 100% owned assets allow the provider to offer shippers flexibility and seamless cross-border transportation services. Its door-to-door delivery services extend from Mexico to Detroit and into Canada.

Tri-National, Inc. (TNi) has become a premier USMCA transportation and logistics provider, as well as a North American cross-border and nearshoring freight specialist.

Its door-to-door delivery services extend from Mexico to Detroit, Michigan, and into Ontario, Canada, while its “milk run capabilities” cover 400 miles of the southern Texas-Mexico border, says Brad Colvin, director of business development and logistics.

Boasting more than 30 years of experience and a management team with more than a century of cross-border transactions under their belts, TNi’s primary strengths are in its flexibility and seamless cross-border transportation service.

This is provided through more than a dozen locations across the Texas border region and throughout southeastern and midwestern United States.

“Our facility footprint and our 100% owned asset fleet afford us the ability to meet the ever-changing needs of production schedules and customers’ demands,” Colvin says.

Tri-National’s fleet includes more than 1,000 trucks and 4,400 dry-van trailers. For the past five years, Tri-National has been recognized as a top employer for women in the trucking industry.

Among the many shipping options and solutions Tri-National offers are truckload, dedicated, warehousing and cross docking services, cross-border shipping, just-in-time freight, third-party logistics, and transportation brokerage.

Freight specializations include transportation parts, electronics, retail, food and beverage, and various industrial components. TNi customers have access to satellite tracking and 24/7 bilingual support on all shipments, Colvin adds.

TNi provides short- and long-term storage solutions via a large consolidation and warehousing facility in Laredo. For import or export, TNi has both the warehouse space and manpower to provide continuous cross dock and transloading services.

TNi Laredo also offers access to both the World Trade and Colombia-Solidarity Bridges. Warehousing and consolidation options are also available via Tri-National’s Pharr/McAllen facility.

Delivering Seamless Solutions

Because it offers multiple Texas border crossing options, Tri-National can provide door-to-door service to and from Mexico without transloading. “This allows freight to remain on the same GPS-enabled trailer from origin to destination,” Colvin says.

Tri-National also boasts a large Mexican carrier base partnership, which supports the company’s operations.

From small businesses moving a handful of shipments per year, to multinational corporations that ship thousands of loads annually, Tri-National works with companies of all sizes.

“TNi is able to handle all of it and has the assets and business infrastructure to accommodate the ebb and flow of various production and shipping cycles,” Colvin says.

“Tri-National operates 24/7, 365 days a year. We are growing our staffing to keep our services continuously operating without interruption,” he says.

Guide to Nearshoring Partners

The companies featured here have the expertise and experience to help enterprises successfully nearshore in Mexico.
A pioneer and leader in industrial development and construction in Mexico.

CBRE México
With 105,000 professionals in more than 100 countries, CBRE is the global leader in commercial real estate services and investment.

Colliers México
Colliers has thousands of premium commercial real estate listings available across sectors, including industrial, land, office, retail, and more.

Cushman & Wakefield
A global leader in commercial real estate services with 52,000 employees in more than 400 offices and approximately 60 countries.

EASO Transport
Promotes new modes of transportation using new technologies and expertise, to move goods in Mexico and the United States.

GP Logistics
Provides a range of reliable logistics solutions from warehousing and delivery to reverse logistics and co-packing.

Industrial Gate
Manages a portfolio of more than 3 million square feet built in the most important cities in the Mexico market.

Penske Logistics
Penske Logistics operates in North America, South America, Europe, and Asia. Its products and services range from dedicated contract carriage and distribution center management to transportation management and fully customized solutions

Pharr International Bridge
Important port of entry for the U.S.- Mexico border, handling commercial and passenger vehicles.

Offers integrated logistics solutions from inbound receipt to warehousing, order fulfillment, and last-mile delivery.

Terra Regia Desarrollos Inmobiliarios
Creates comprehensive real estate solutions, building cities through the conceptualization, urbanization, and development of projects that improve the quality of life for the people who inhabit them.

A cross-border shipping company moving freight out of Mexico, throughout the Midwest, and into Canada. Offerings include truckload and dedicated freight, warehousing and consolidation, and team expedited service.

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