How to Leverage Mexico’s Status as Latin America’s New Tech Hub

16 Jan 2024

Learn why Mexico has the biggest potential for data center installations and tech reselling outside the US and Canada.

Mexico is not just a Latin American nation that benefits from sharing a border with the USA. Currently, it is slowly turning into a major tech hub that attracts millions of dollars in capital investments from all over the world.

Indeed, according to data from Statista, in the past 20 years, the country’s GDP increased 136% in current prices, from USD 766 billion to USD 1.81 trillion, and is estimated to reach USD 2.35 trillion by 2027.

Mexico has expanded and consolidated globally in part due to its industrial centers, which churn out engineering talent for manufacturing and the IT industry. In the early 2000s, Mexico launched a program to help develop its software and innovation industry, called PROSOFT, which aimed to increase the country’s global competitiveness in tech.

This paradigm shift helped Mexico become Latin America’s second-largest economy behind Brazil and has driven major tech corporations to build data centers, production plants, and warehouses there, so much so that, according to Cushman & Wakefield, one of the world’s largest real-estate brokers, the Mexican market has the highest potential for data center construction outside the US and Canada.

The Drivers Behind the Tech Boom

Several analysts agree on three main factors that make Mexico so attractive. First, its regulatory flexibility offers companies the ability to build infrastructure to meet each organization’s unique needs, supported by the only data center construction standard in the world endorsed by the Data Center Global Authority (ICREA).

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Second, there is the country’s strategic location, close to the largest telecoms hubs in the USA and helped by its robust business relationship with its northern neighbor, two factors that boost business opportunities for those companies that decide to build data centers in Mexico.

Lastly, Mexico offers lower construction costs than other developed nations in the region, turning the Latin American nation into a reliable destination for installing hyperscale data centers and colocation facilities.

In this sense, companies interested in landing data center or IT business there should request services from specialist companies; one of the leading companies in this segment is Aerodoc, thanks to its 25-plus years’ experience in the field of tech logistics.

Data Centers in Mexico: Aerodoc’s Services 

Aerodoc provides a comprehensive solution for companies from the sector who want to build data centers in Mexico. Aerodoc has supported the distribution of data center equipment around the world since 2020, mainly in Asia and Latin America, playing a strategic role in an industry that is expected to grow 4.7% CAGR in 2023-2027.

Second, there is the country’s strategic location, close to the largest telecoms hubs in the USA and helped by its robust business relationship with its northern neighbor, two factors that boost business opportunities for those companies that decide to build data centers in Mexico.

Aerodoc’s COO Dan Zonnenschein explains that the company’s Delivery Duty Paid (DDP) + IOR service has helped several data centers send equipment to countries with complex import procedures, speeding up deployments. Aerodoc acts as the middleman in charge of complying with every country’s customs requirements, and obtaining the required licenses and permits, helping companies ship complex equipment such as servers, cables, and racks abroad. This includes, in some cases, installations performed by specialist technicians in the country of destination, thus freeing clients from the burden of opening or managing international subsidiaries.

The Key Role of Tech Resellers

Resellers are also playing a key role in Mexico’s new economic landscape thanks to the tech boom. Aerodoc is a key ally of companies looking to seize these business opportunities from a booming market.

Aerodoc’s EVP of OPS & Customer Service Estefanía Sisatzky explains that for tech resellers, Aerodoc has solutions for everything from shipment repacking to suit each client’s unique needs to shipment consolidation and complex pre-configuration tasks.

“Sometimes, clients will ask us to repack a shipment to meet the needs of each delivery point, so if they have centralized provisioning for three or four locations in different parts of Mexico or even in different countries, each of those will be equipped with different components received by Aerodoc,” she explained. “To do that, the client sends us a pickup list with instructions to configure each location and Aerodoc manages the inventory, segregates requests, and configures each location for its subsequent delivery.”

According to Sisatzky, sometimes Aerodoc receives specialists such as technicians or project leads in charge of preparing locations. “In those cases, we act as a consolidation hub where experts work on shipment segregation or even more complex configuration or pre-configuration tasks.”

Your Road to Mexico

Thanks to its experience in hard-to-reach niche markets, Aerodoc is the provider of choice not only for data centers and tech resellers, but also among large IOR companies that outsource their services to Aerodoc, whose service is designed to simplify global trade, particularly benefiting industries such as IT, Broadcasting, Satellite, and many others.

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Topics on this article: data centers | IoR | Mexico

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