Entrada’s Manufacturing Campuses in Mexico

Entrada Group guides manufacturers in establishing and running their own cost-effective Mexican operations in order to enhance global competitiveness. Within Entrada’s manufacturing campuses, and with the support of our shared services teams, manufacturers are able to meet their Mexican corporate obligations, minimize costs and lessen their exposure to risk. Our turnkey system provides a fast track to the benefits of Mexico and allows manufacturers to fully focus on growth.

In early 2015 Entrada inaugurated its second manufacturing campus in Mexico. Situated in Central Mexico, (also known as the Bajio region), this campus will provide international companies with an ideal advanced manufacturing location.

Both campuses showcase our unique manufacturing community philosophy, founded on our commitment to implement the policies, procedures or services necessary to make all of our client members more productive and competitive.

Unlike a typical industrial park in which unrelated manufacturing companies operate under many different business models pursuing their own self-interests, Entrada’s clients aspire to operate in a setting in which there is an expressed written commitment by all of the members to work under mutually beneficial core principles.

A unique approach

Specifically, how do Entrada’s planned manufacturing campuses differ from traditional industrial facilities? As you see below – in almost every way.

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Entrada’s Manufacturing Campus Model Traditional Industrial Facilities
Integrated Workforce Management Reactionary Human Resources
A dedicated team of HR specialists support production staff and harmonize interests across the entire community, resulting in better, more stable production Dedicated HR staff can be cost prohibitive for midsize companies. Moreover, and there is a lack of visibility across the park’s workforce and a greater risk of talent poaching
Direct and indirect recruitment and induction (onboarding) facilities Recruitment is only viable after many years of building a presence and reputation within the local community or through costly third-party providers
Staffed, 24/7 medical facility Each company is fully responsible for on-staff medical personnel (shift-based)
Flexible and Scalable Facilities Limited Flexibility and Scalability
Adaptable footprint and land availability to accommodate growth You pay for upfront for current and future space (if you need 30,000 sqft today but 50,000 sqft in six months, you pay for all of it today)
Entrada Group owns the land and the buildings – there are no surprises. Lease terms are totally dependent on a local landlord’s priorities
Entrada maintains the buildings, including built-in custodial services A local developer (with whom you have no prior relationship) must maintain the building, potentially entailing surprises, risks and costs (such as custodial services)
Midsize Manufacturers Can Compete with Bigger Players Biggest Player (Highest Payer) Wins
Leverages the size of the whole community to build brand recognition as employer of choice, which a smaller firm couldn’t match alone Smaller employers are not known entities in the local community; it’s more difficult to attract talent
Economies of scale for employee benefits It’s costly for single companies to purchase competitive benefits packages
Ongoing benchmarking of pay competitiveness across the community gives better pay visibility, helps stabilize labor costs and prevents talent poaching; one union/one payroll approach further stabilizes workforce There is less insight into local prevailing wages, less stable labor pool and higher recruitment/retention costs
Management of International Compliance Riskier, Go-it-Alone Strategy
Provides expertise and assurance of import/export compliance with Mexican governmental authorities. No shutdown risk. Complete assumption of risk for noncompliance – operation can be shut down by the Mexican authorities overnight due to noncompliance.
CT-PAT and NEEC-certified community, resulting in fast track border and customs permissions, consolidated trucking and lower cash-on-hand requirements Individual companies must obtain “fast-track” certifications on their own: time consuming, relationship-based, costly, requires long lead times
Consolidated “Less than Load” transport – You ship when you need to Transport mandates that you wait until you have a full load or pay for a “Less than Load” truck