On the Querétaro-San Miguel de Allende highway, just a few kilometers from the Santa Rosa Jáuregui Industrial Zone and with a privileged location, is Polígono Empresarial San Miguel, an industrial park designed with the best infrastructure, technology and design on par with large industrial complexes worldwide.
Zona Bajío has been focusing its energy on manufacturing growth for several decades. A sign of this expansion is that it currently has more than 5 million square meters destined for industrial parks1, and between 2012 and 2016 alone, around 500 automotive companies were installed, including almost 100 Asian companies2. The municipalities that have benefited the most from this manufacturing focus are Celaya, Irapuato, León, Salamanca, San José Iturbide, Silao and San Miguel de Allende.
The Bajío is one of the most attractive regions of the country to invest in, since almost 50% of Mexican manufacturing is produced in this area3 , which is an important driver of foreign investment, together with a young working-age population; specifically in San Miguel de Allende, whose population has an average age of 22 years old.
This is one of the main reasons why San Miguel de Allende stands out as one of the most recognized cities in the world; not only for its tourist potential, but also for its immense capacity in the manufacturing industry and a great offer of entertainment, gastronomy, leisure areas and job opportunities for Mexicans and foreigners.
Polígono Empresarial San Miguel is a 110-hectare industrial park that in 2017 was sold in its entirety in its first stage and is home to companies from countries such as Germany, Spain, the United States, Switzerland and Austria, mainly focused on serving the automotive and agri-food markets.
Some of the companies already occupying these spaces are: Stant, Rafi, Estamp, Hischmann Automotive, Penn Engineering, Thyssenkrupp, Dräxlmaier, Rieke, as well as developers Vynmsa and Vesta.
One of its great advantages is its strategic location, just a few kilometers from Querétaro, San José Iturbide and the Guanajuato Industrial Corridor, in the heart of the country, close to the main airports and highways on the way to the U.S. border.
The second phase of Poligono Empresarial San Miguel has 108 hectares of land, with regular spaces designed to reduce topography and investment arrangements, in addition to having wider roads that allow better circulation within the park.
Distributed in six blocks ranging from 71,223.36 to 273,310.07 square meters, each one has lots from 10 thousand square meters with independent entrances; which due to their strategic design allow direct access to each owner for maneuvering and transportation.
Polígono Empresarial San Miguel is presented as an alternative to the energy capacity problems that have arisen in saturated areas such as the Bajío, where there are regions with little or no energy availability, where the scarcity of this resource represents an obstacle for the growth of companies and the optimal operation of their plants.
In addition to having the best systems for the supply of resources, as well as the latest technology tools, it offers a high-pressure fire protection system approved by FM and UL listed.
In addition, its power potential is ideal for industries such as plastic injection, technology and robotics, which depend on excellent capacity and performance for their operation. There is a 30 MVA electrical substation and 30 MVA available for expansion to establish the appropriate voltage levels for the transmission and distribution of electrical energy in the park. There is also a clean energy plant under construction.
In terms of water supply, the development has two wells with a capacity of 700,000 m3 per year, which allows companies of all types to operate smoothly; in addition, there is a water treatment plant with a capacity of 11 liters per second.
There is also a natural gas pipeline 6.4 km from the park. Natural gas is the lowest-priced fuel and allows for significant savings compared to other fuels; in addition, it results in lower equipment maintenance costs, which translates into significant savings and improved efficiency.
1 Mexican Association of Private Industrial Parks.
“Panorama del mercado inmobiliario industrial 2019”.
Retrieved Friday, November 8, 2019.
2 San Miguel II Business Park.
Accessed on Friday, November 8, 2019.
3 PEMSA information, slide 4.