The SoftLanding Group Mexico S.C. (SLG), is the result of a merger of professionals with more than 30 years of experience in key economic sectors, with special emphasis in legal, real estate (Site Selection) and international matters.
We have helped corporations from different sectors like automotive, aerospace, energy, electronics, pharmaceuticals, plastic injection, food & beverages, among others, placing shop in Mexico
SLG provides one-stop shop advice on legal, real estate/site selection, business, immigration, trade, project management, public relations, negotiation of government incentives, environmental, labor unions/human resources areas, which significantly lower the start-up costs of manufacturing operations, as well as, grant to project owners legal certainty to their businesses, by confirming compliance with necessary legal requirements for the operation of manufacturing plants.
What sets SLG apart, is our ability to support our clients to minimize the risk of their investments, due to our expertise in local legal and business practices, in addition to:
Our knowledge of the real estate industry, focused on manufacturing projects;
Provide one-stop shop in necessary areas;
Our close relationship with government authorities, for more than 30 years of experience working with authorities engaged in the promotion of foreign investments projects in their communities;
Our full dedication to the Projects through our “Dedicated Services”, allow us to complete the Projects in compliance with applicable regulations.
The SoftLanding Group Mexico S.C. (SLG), specializes in Local Legal & Business Affairs and Site Selection. We support our clients in every phase, from site selection to the opening of a new manufacturing operation in Mexico.
Site Selection studies
We prepare a Matrix including different locations proposed for hosting a Project, including advantages of each location, and information on:
(i) industrial and labor costs, (ii) logistics, (iii) infrastructure, (iv) proximity to technical schools, market & suppliers, (v) incentives, (vi) governmental/political issues worth to be considered, (vii) ports & airports in the region.
When Customers are looking for certain location, our Study is limited to industrial parks and sites on such area.
Once the location is decided, we move on to our Dedicated Services (DS), where our associates work on site, during the complete process required for the opening of the manufacturing operations, along with our customer’s team.
DS include related services which are necessary for the start-up process of manufacturing plants:
a) Legal.- Within this area of services, SLG assumes responsibility to:
(i) incorporate legal entities (i.e. corporations); (ii) prepare the necessary contractual framework for the Project, including acquisitions, leases, constructions, engineering equipment, insurances, bonds, services, transportation agreements; (iii) prepare corporate records and documents for the legal entities; and (iv) grant legal advice on permanent basis as required by the Project.
b) Government Relations.- SLG represents its clients before Federal and Municipal government figures during: (i) negotiations to obtain most favorable packages of incentives, duly supported by official resolutions; (ii) deploy public relations campaigns to ensure that all objectives and goals are accomplished; (iii) Obtain different governmental permits, licenses and authorizations required for the acquisition of land and the construction of the required facilities; (iv) establish a permanent communication channel between our clients and Municipal and State governments.
Some incentives commonly offered are:
• Exemption of payroll tax for at least two years;
• Exemption of registration duties for government records of properties acquisition;
• Training support programs equivalent to 1 to 3 months of minimum wage salary to new employees, including training abroad.
c) Unions & HR.- In this area, SLG conducts the following:
• Negotiation for execution of a Labor Union Agreements with the most favorable Union in the region.
• Administration of the selection and recruitment process according to the specific requirements from our clients for all levels in the organization;
• Recruitment and Selection process;
• Negotiate obtaining of training incentives and scholarships;
d) Permits & Licenses.- SLG takes responsibility for obtaining permits and licenses required for the operation of the manufacturing plant (e.g. zoning, imports, civil protection & fire department, etc.). Please note these permits and licenses are issued by Municipal and State governments and may vary depending on the specific manufacturing process of each company.
e) Environmental.- Before the construction of any facility or starting manufacturing operations, it is required to perform an “environmental impact study”. SLG coordinates certified environmental firms entitled to perform such study. This study is a specialized certification process that evaluates the impact of any manufacturing activities to the environment.
* Bridgestone (2013-2014) Daifuku (2013) * EKK Eagle Industries (2013) * G-TEKT Corp (2013-2014) * Hiruta Kogyo (2012) iGate (2009) * ISS America/Iino Manufacturing (2013-2014) * KI USA (2014) NOK Corporation (2013) Nitto Kohkei (2016) * Parker Trutec Mexicana (2016) * Sankyo Kasei (2012) * Shinsho/Kobelco Group (2013) * Shinano Kenshi (2014) Sojitz Corporation ( …
For many years now, partners of SLG Mexico have advise foreign corporations from the U.S., Canada and Asia (Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Malaysia, Singapore, Taiwan, India), in the opening and operational processes of manufacturing/assembly plants in different regions of Mexico, in such important sectors of the Mexican economy as: automotive, textiles, plastic injection, …
(i) According to the Mexican Law, corporations with foreign investment participation can acquire land in any place within the Mexicana territory. The Law also provides that Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) may acquire real estate within the so-called “restricted zone” (i.e. the strip of land 100 kilometers wide along the border and 50 kilometers wide along …
From this office we cover cities where most of our clients are located: Mexico City, Queretaro, Celaya, Irapuato, Silao-Leon, Aguascalientes, Jalisco and San Luis Potosi. Due to its convenient location, from this office we can easily move to our clients offices for granting dedicated and personal services.
From this office, SLG provides general guidance to local companies who are seeking specialized support services in the process of starting or expanding their business in Mexico. After specific needs are confirmed, SLG’s Mexico team follows up on next steps until completion of the projects.
This office acts as liaison with the North America region with special emphasis in the automotive, aerospace and mining/energy industries.
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