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  • 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 […]


  • Commentary by JP McDaris A recent article in Wall St Cheat Sheet posed a very fundamental question: Why are auto manufacturers moving to Mexico? The piece cites data from Forbes that foreign automakers have invested $19 Billion in the country over the past few years, adding that auto production is expected to reach 4.7 million […]


  • By Doug Donahue Kia announced in late August they had reached an investment agreement with the Mexican government to build a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Monterrey. The $1 Billion investment is Kia’s first manufacturing plant in Mexico, with construction scheduled to begin later this month. When the plant is completed in the first half of […]


  • Commentary by JP McDaris Global analyst firm Boston Consulting again released a worldwide study in which Mexico manufacturing stood out from the pack, being identified as a “Rising Global Star,” on the strength of high productivity, low operating costs and currency stability. It echoes findings from a similar report earlier this year. “Many companies are […]


  • Commentary by Doug Donahue As reported in Cluster Industrial in Spanish, Zacatecas will soon have a chapter of the Nuevo Leon Automotive Cluster, due to the quality and number of supplier companies in the State, according to Manuel Fernando Sescosse Varela, Chairman of the State Council for Economic Development. Sescosse mentioned that there are currently […]


  • Commentary by Doug Donahue A recent Automotive News article made the point, accurately, that Mexico needs more Tier Two suppliers in order for auto manufacturing there to continue to grow. As the author points out in the piece, the large, global Tier One suppliers that ship parts directly to automakers are well represented here in […]