In 1978, he opened the first industrial park in Ciudad Acuna, Coahuila, marking the birth of Amistad Premier Industrial Developers, Mexico’s industrial development specialist.
Celebrating 45 years of excellence in 2023, the company has, since its founding, achieved renown across the globe. Its top-notch, state-of- the-art, sustainable industrial parks house an array of manufacturers and industries seeking to bring their supply chains closer to their end markets. The company is likewise known for its tailor-made shelter solutions and start-up services for Japanese and other international clients looking to get their operations in Mexico up and running.
“Amistad is a family-owned company that started in a border town called Acuna, right across from Del Rio, Texas. Our core business is real estate development; specifically, industrial park development. We have over 17 industrial parks in different regions in Mexico. Through the years, we’ve built over 35 million square feet of industrial facilities throughout Mexico,” shared Marco Ramon, Amistad’s co-chairman and president.
“We also have our own in-house construction company that builds both for our internal needs, and for companies looking for built-to-suit projects across Mexico. We offer start-up services as well, helping companies that have never done business in Mexico to get their operations going,” he added.
With global industrial trends leaning heavily toward “ally-shoring,” Amistad’s prime location near the U.S. border is serving them better than ever. Additionally, Mexico is known for its skilled workforce, robust supply chain and technology — all of which are proving even more attractive to foreign investors, including a roster of Japanese clients.
“It’s been a very active market. We haven’t seen the foreign investment market this active since the ’90s and the early 2000s. We’ve been working with Japanese companies since day one, including American Fuji Corp., Fujikura, Denso, Viewtec, Yusen, Toyota, Honda, Higuchi, among several others. Our country has a lot to offer companies looking for opportunities to improve their production.”