In Mexico, an industrial park is a delimited land for
industrial use which does not operate under a special trade regime but
offers all the urban infrastructure and necessary permits for
manufacturing, distribution and high tech operations.
In comparison with a stand alone facility, an industrial park offers
integral services under the Plug & Play concept,
since the real estate supply of industrial land and buildings, besides
high quality, includes all the basic services and utilities, providing
a hassle free environment for the tenant. All is ready to use.
The Mexican standard NMX-R-046-SCFI-2011, certifies
that the industrial park comply with the essential design criteria to guarantee
an optimal operation for the tenant. Among these criteria are: Land
size, minimum 10 hectares plus 10 more for future expansions;
utilities (water, electric energy, and telecommunications); urban
infrastructure (sidewalks, public lighting, water discharges, etc.),
with the right volume and according to regulations; environmental
protection (30% green areas and completion of environmental
regulations); on-site administration responsible of maintenance and
tenant security; availability of Class A industrial buildings.
In summary, the advantages of industrial parks in
Mexico are: a) the certainty of the land ownership,
the feasibility of public services, operation permits and quality of
infrastructure; b) their location, close to
main trade routes, suppliers, human resources and education centers;
and c) the availability of added value services, such
as internal security, maintenance and tenants permanent attention,
available buildings for sale or leasing, under schemes such as
shelter, built-to-suit and lease back.