The majority of our clients choose to operate under a Mexico “shelter.” The shelter program is a unique way of doing business in Mexico that reduces risk and liability for foreign companies.
If you choose to manufacture goods under a shelter, you will operate under a legal Mexican entity owned by IVEMSA. This entity will be the one leasing your facility, hiring and paying your employees, and getting all the necessary permits and licenses. You will still be in charge of everything on the manufacturing side—you’ll be able to bring your own equipment in, import raw goods, and control all of your processes and procedures.
Operating under a shelter allows you to reap the benefits of manufacturing in Mexico without going through the complex and challenging process of setting up your own entity.
For most companies, operating under a Mexico shelter is the safest way to do business. Your company technically won’t have a legal presence in Mexico, so should something go wrong, IVEMSA carries the responsibility for any repercussions.
With IVEMSA, you won’t have to figure out anything about manufacturing in Mexico on your own. As your consultant, we ensure you have the proper permits and comply with Mexican laws and regulations. We also help with tasks like researching and selecting a site for your facility or navigating international trade and customs compliance.
By operating under a shelter, you save on labor, income tax, infrastructure, permits and license fees (including paying no income tax for the first four years!). Many businesses save up to 30% on labor alone. You won’t have to spend as much on outside consulting and won’t need to hire HR, accounting, and other personnel.
With IVEMSA handling all the administrative tasks in your Mexico shelter, you’ll get to focus your attention on manufacturing. You’ll have complete control over your processes and retain full intellectual property rights.
If you choose our Mexico shelter services, you can launch production in just 6-8 weeks as opposed to setting up an independent legal entity, which can take 16-24 weeks. We also have all administrative departments and managed services already in place.
IVEMSA’s Mexico shelter services also allow for flexibility and agility. If, after a trial period, you decide that manufacturing in Mexico isn’t right for you, it’s easy to stop production and pull out. You won’t have to “undo” a legal entity. On the other hand, if you need to scale up your production, our team is equipped to help you.
With IVEMSA, you won't have to figure out anything about manufacturing in Mexico on your own. As your consultant, we ensure you have the proper permits and comply with Mexican laws and regulations. We also help with start-up and ongoing tasks like researching and selecting a site for your facility or navigating international trade and customs compliance.
IVEMSA’s services cover everything you need to manufacture products in Mexico.