Mexico Shelter Services: We've helped over 220 companies find success by expanding manufacturing operations to Mexico. Our decades of expertise, network of private and government partners and a support staff for all your needs will allow you to get up and running with minimal legal and financial exposure. If you are looking to start manufacturing in Mexico or outsourcing to Mexico, a traditional Mexican shelter company is the way to start.

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Aspen Medical Products was very diligent in choosing a shelter services company.
We did extensive research and felt that CPI was the best shelter services company for Aspen in Tijuana and by partnering with them, we were able to minimize our risk of operating in a new country.

- John Hamilton, Vice President of Strategic Initiatives, Aspen Medical Products
Click here to learn more about Aspen Medical Products Expansion in Mexico

What is a Mexico Shelter Company?

Most often, manufacturers in Mexico or maquiladoras in Mexico, don't go through setting up their own independent Mexican corporation, but rather start operations under a shelter company. Understanding the laws, regulations and compliance required in any country can be costly, time consuming and have a major long-term impact your company's success. CPI's Shelter Program offers a full-service option that allows manufacturers to get started in Mexico with minimal legal and financial exposure. Your company will be set up under a CPI shelter company, thus insulating your business and lowering your risks substantially.

CPI's Shelter Program provides an existing operating model where your company has an arm-lengths relationship with the Mexican entity and can setup as quickly as 30 - 90 days, all depending on the required tenant improvements and import/export permits required. Think of this as a Mexico Shelter Manufacturing Partnership between CPI and your firm.

Under this program CPI offers an IVA Certified Mexican Entity that already has the existing permits required and allows your manufacturing company to start its operations immediately.

Benefits of Quick Ramp-Up under CPI's Shelter Company Program:

  • Mexican Entity Name is already set
  • Benefit Program is set allowing for set salary cost structure
  • Use of IVA Certified Mexican Entity
  • Use of Mexican IMMEX certification for duty-free temporary import/export of materials and finished goods
  • Quick Start Up Date
  • Able to change to an independent corporation at any time

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After a thorough search of shelter companies, ICON selected CPI because of their local expertise and cultural fit with ICON. CPI demonstrated they understood the keys to ICON's success in Mexico and that they could execute quickly given ICON accelerated timeline.
- Thomas Wieners, VP of Manufacturing, ICON Aircraft
Click here to read more about ICON Aircraft's Mexico Expansion

Does this Mean We Relinquish All Control to CPI?

Your company still makes all the decisions - from site selection, personnel, and vendors, to build-out and setup of the production facility and after your plant is up and running. CPI is there with you every step of the way providing guidance, existing infrastructure and an administrative team. Your company keeps full operational control of its manufacturing process and provides the equipment, raw materials, production process and controls, and ERP systems.

Can We Start Under a Shelter Company and Change to an Independent Corporation?

Absolutely! CPI's Shelter Company Program is there as long as you need it. Some companies stay under our shelter company for decades, while others use it to get started quickly and then transfer into their own Independent corporation. It is always up to you and can be changed at any time. We can provide you with a cost analysis of these options, so you can weigh the benefits of each before making a decision.

Want to Hear How Other Companies Expanded to Mexico?

Read some of our client's testimonials about working under the CPI Shelter Company Services program here.


CPI's services are designed to ensure that Mexico manufacturing companies are operating at peak performance with minimal cost and full compliance with Mexican regulations and laws. CPI has expertise and offers Administrative Services in the following areas:


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