Entrada Group Breaks Ground on New $50 Million Celaya, Guanajuato Manufacturing Campus
March 24, 2015 (Austin, TX) – Entrada Group, a US-based company that owns and manages manufacturing campuses in Mexico to support international manufacturers seeking to enhance their competitiveness, has launched its new campus in Celaya, Guanajuato. The Mexican state of Guanajuato is at the heart of one of the fastest-expanding regions for automotive and aerospace production in the world, and this campus is ideally located to provide an advanced manufacturing location to suppliers of these industries. Occupancy for the new park, which will offer 1 million sq ft at full buildout, will begin in the summer of 2015.
Entrada’s expanding footprint in Mexico builds on its existing 1 million sq ft manufacturing campus in Fresnillo, Zacatecas in Northern Mexico. For over a decade, Entrada’s Zacatecas campus has been home to small and midsized manufacturers that – as members of the Entrada community – benefit from the competitive advantages garnered from Entrada’s unique business model.
“The support that we provide has always been about creating a sustainable cost structure for our members, providing them with the resources and support they need for Mexico production – from risk mitigation and advocacy to Human Resources and recruiting, logistics and other crucial, shared General & Administrative support services,” says Doug Donahue, Entrada’s Vice President of Business Development. “In Celaya, we will extend these benefits to suppliers that want to be in close proximity to the large cluster of international Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) that populate this region.”
Entrada’s members operate in a community setting in which there is an expressed written commitment by all members to work under mutually beneficial core principles that enable greater economies of scale, better management of resources and shared manufacturing knowledge. Thanks to a dedicated shared services support team, clients benefit from having the breadth and capabilities of a more experienced staff at a lower cost. Moreover, they enjoy advantages such as consolidated freight and volume purchasing, as well as the full scalability of local talent and facilities.
New Celaya Manufacturing Campus
Entrada’s new Celaya campus will be shared among 15 buildings over a 24 hectare (60 acre) area. The well-situated park will be just ten minutes from Celaya. On completion, Entrada’s total investment in its new Celaya campus will be approximately $50 million. Like a wide range of OEMs and large suppliers that produce in Guanajuato, Entrada will leverage in Celaya an ample pool of labor, with experienced indirects and a skilled workforce available locally.