More than 60 foreign companies have arrived in Guanajuato
GUANAJUATO – The current State Administration has managed to attract more than 60 foreign companies with an investment of US$2.4 billion. This was stated by Governor Diego Sinhue Rodríguez Vallejo on the work tour where he led the start-up of operations at the Ferroenlaces General Cargo Transfer terminal, and supervised the facilities of the Gentherm plant.
The president, who was accompanied by Mayor Elvira Paniagua Rodríguez, stressed that Guanajuato continues to attract investors because it generates certainty and reliability, in addition to implementing measures to respect the rule of law. “We are taking a further step, to make Guanajuato the logistics center of Mexico. And for this reason, we are very happy with the investment made by Ferroenlaces in this general cargo transfer terminal,” he said.
Ferroenlaces is allocating a US$6.6 million investment and the operation of the terminal will allow the generation of 100 jobs by March 2021.
“In Celaya, we are developing a logistics solutions park with an intermodal port for the movement of cargo by land and rail,” Rodriguez Vallejo added.
The mandatary stressed that Guanajuato has the services of two of the most important companies in the field of rail transport. For this reason, it is important that Ferroenlaces has decided to establish this terminal here. He explained that the transfer terminals are a key link in the transport value chain, as they complement the train service through storage, loading and unloading, packaging and local redistribution.
“The privileged geographical location of Guanajuato, and the infrastructure in terms of connectivity that has been developed, have been elements of value in the decision of Ferroenlaces. This terminal is strategically located in the Bajío, and has direct access to the largest industrial zone in the country. 2.5 kilometers from the Honda plant; 40 kilometers from Toyota; 52 kilometers from the Mazda plant and 84 from the GM in Silao,” said the Governor.
He stressed that this location is essential, as the TIER 2 companies of the automotive supply chain are the main customers of the railway. Its general cargo services will benefit not only the automotive and auto parts sector, but also others such as hydrocarbons, oils and fats, plastics and metals.
Source: Cluster Industrial