Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa: from Jalisco to the world

  • In the industrial corridor of El Salto, Jalisco, an industrial park is being developed as a connectivity center in the western region of Mexico that will offer international quality standards, as well as a storage area of 968,752 square feet. Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa is part of a new generation of industrial parks in Mexico: more functional, secure, sustainable, and with social impact.

  • In Mexico, the trend in industrial real estate points towards the development of a new generation of intelligent and sustainable industrial parks, where the use of technology is key, as well as care for the environment and social responsibility.

    "An issue that we are experiencing worldwide is a revolution that demands attention to needs, as well as adapting faster and faster to these changes. That is why our slogan indicates that we have revolutionized the concept of an industrial park. In fact, we focus on four main pillars for the development of all our projects, including Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa: safety, efficient operation, sustainability, and social inclusion," says Mr. Bruno Martínez, CEO of Alveo Kapital, a developer of industrial real estate projects.

    Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa will be the first industrial park to be installed in the municipality of Ixtlahuacán de los Membrillos, Jalisco, on the Chapala-Guadalajara highway, one kilometer from the macro-railroad that connects with the Port of Manzanillo, the Bajío region and Mexico City.

    With an estimated investment of USD$50 million, coming from ICM Asset Management and another institutional investor from Canada, Alveo Kapital will respond to the space requirements of logistics companies that intend to come to the State of Jalisco.

    "Kampus Industrial is looking for national and international AAA companies focus primarily to logistics and light industry. Twenty years ago, in Guadalajara the average ticket was 32,290 to 53,820 square feet of rentable area; however, it has been increasing and today we are looking for spaces ranging from 161,460 to 215,280 square feet and obviously there are requirements. That is why we are starting to outline large spaces," Mr. Martínez points out.

    Bruno Martínez

    The CEO also highlights the benefits of nearshoring in the industrial market and the area of opportunity it represents for Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa. "I have already been approached by Asian companies that want to establish their plants in Mexico and are considering Jalisco as an important headquarter, since it is the closest industrial hub to the Port of Manzanillo, in addition to the fact that the region has the public and private infrastructure required by this type of companies.

    He adds that Alveo Kapital's goal is to position itself as the institutional developer that represents the State of Jalisco, so its developments cover issues such as corporate governance, legal certainty, and transparency of operation. "Mexico offers many opportunities and will be a trigger in the coming years for the issue of production lines, since during the pandemic the world has realized that China cannot be the world's factory. In Mexico we have qualified workforce, hard-working people, infrastructure, ethical companies and good standards."

    Connectivity center in the western region of Mexico

    In March of this year, construction began on Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa, which will offer 968,750 square feet of profitable area on a 28-hectare site where three industrial buildings will be built: the first will be 430,555 square feet with crossed platforms, and the last two will be 290,625 to 236,805 square feet with front platforms.

    "We are currently developing the first 430,555 square feet building with cross platforms for loading and unloading, which will make the operation more efficient, including inside the building and in the maneuvering of trailers. We expect this building to be completed in December of this year and once it is leased we will begin to develop the other two buildings, with the possibility that we can do a build-to-suit, consolidated, of up to 538,195 to 592,015 square feet, if we join the two buildings.

    For now, speculatively, we have separated them, but they are modular so that we can meet certain needs. We have received requirements of up to 968,750 square feet. We will probably build these two buildings simultaneously in 2022, but this is the first phase of the project and we are looking at a phase two with four more buildings, and there is an expansion phase that we are still evaluating," says Mr. Bruno Martínez.

    Another of Kampus Industrial Santa Rosa's objectives is to obtain the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) certification from the US Green Building Council, as well as the Safe Industrial Park certification from the Mexican Association of Industrial Parks (AMPIP), which includes training and infrastructure so that the companies that inhabit the buildings can be certified with the main international safety standards, such as ISO 28000 (supply chain security), ISO 31000 (risk management), ISO 27001 (information security), ISO 19011 (management systems), ISPS Code (International Ship and Port Facility Security Code), CTPAT (Customs Trade Partnership Against Terrorism), and Authorized Economic Operator (AEO), among others.

    • Security
    It will have the technological infrastructure and the necessary protocols to minimize risks to property, operations, health, and natural disasters.

    • Efficient and harmonious operation
    It will have the facilities and installations that guarantee the efficient operation of the tenants, as well as the equipment and services that strengthen the balance and harmony of those who work at Kampus Industrial.

    • Sustainability
    It will create a balance between efficient operation and the minimum use of energy, natural and constructive inputs, based on the requirements of LEED® Certification.

    • Social Inclusion Assumes the commitment to strengthen the sense of community by creating recreational spaces that impact the surrounding communities.

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