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  • Commentary by JP McDaris A recent article in Plastics Today highlights the level of investment that OEMs have been making in the central Mexican state of Guanajuato of late, and why the area is ideal for Tier-1 and Tier-2 suppliers. Honda, to cite just one example, continued the expansion of its North American production, with […]


  • Commentary by JP McDaris A recent article in 20/20, the Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters’ (CME) magazine, led with some eye-opening statistics about Canada and Mexico: With an increase of 740% in bilateral trade since 1993, Mexico is today Canada’s third largest bilateral trading partner, accounting for more than US$32 billion in 2013. Between 1999 and […]


  • Commentary by Doug Donahue Of course the very question the popular podcast Freakonomics recently posed is, on its face, absurd. The United States and Mexico will not merge into one country. And no one interviewed for the 55-minute podcast is really advocating for such a merger or actually thinks it has a chance of happening. But […]


  • Interview with John Paul McDaris The latest episode in our Soundbytes series – Mexico Manufacturing in Practice. Entrada’s John Paul McDaris, (Project Director for the Bajio Region) recently led a tour of Central Mexico for a German auto supplier. In their time together in four Central Mexico states, he discovered just how important it is […]


  • Note: This page details our 3-day, 3-state tour of strategic manufacturing locations in central Mexico in late 2013. Our next trip is planned for spring 2015. Contact us if you are interested in more details. By Doug Donahue Entrada Group recently hosted C-level executives from five companies on a tour of strategic manufacturing locations in […]


  • By John Paul McDaris Much has been written about Mexico as a manufacturing hub for the entire Western hemisphere. With Mexico’s liberal free trading philosophy and integration into global transport networks, that status is not only well explained and understood, it’s also getting even stronger. But to what extent do the actual numbers back up […]


  • By John Paul McDaris In our last blog post, we examined the distribution of the Mexican automotive export market. But that is only half the picture. Drawing a comparison to the Nielsen television ratings, in order to have an accurate sense of a TV show’s popularity, you need to know not only what shows people […]


  • Commentary by John Paul McDaris Kia became the latest OEM to join the nearly complete list of auto manufacturers to establish operations in Mexico, announcing it will build a $1.5 billion manufacturing plant in Monterrey, scheduled to go online in 2019. An article in International Business Times lays out the reasons why Mexico makes sense […]


  • Commentary by John Paul McDaris I recently came across an interesting article in Inbound Logistics that explored the top reasons that companies are near-shoring (i.e., returning operations to nearby countries). As Entrada Group’s experience and specialization is in Mexico, I considered this list vis a vis that country. And it struck me that one key […]


  • Entrada was a proud sponsor at APMA’s 24th golf tournament on September 23. The event was held at Granite Ridge Golf Club in Milton, Ontario. Congratulations to Aaron Newman of Newman’s Menswear. He was the winner of our “Most Accurate Drive” contest on the 2nd hole. Aaron wins $400 worth of golf equipment to further […]