Manufacturing in Leon, Silao and Guanajuato

The cities of Leon, Silao, and Guanajuato are prominent for manufacturers seeking to operate in Mexico’s highly developed automotive sector.


Strategically located in Central Mexico

The Central Mexico cities of Leon and Silao, Guanajuato provide a logistics platform from which to export to the Western, Central, and Eastern United States. The most prominent industry in these communities is automotive. Suppliers to the sector include companies involved in casting, forging, machining, electronic assembly, cable and wire manufacturing, tubing, and fiberglass. In recent years, this region attracted foreign direct investment totaling almost US $17 billion. Guanajuato as a whole is ranked second among Mexican state economies.


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Infrastructure and Logistics

Leon, Silao, and Guanajuato are in the center of Mexico. The location of these cities provides access to 80% of the Mexican domestic market. In the same way, the location connects with the main ports on the Mexican coast and the border with the United States by road and rail.

62 japanese

automotive sector suppliers are located in Guanajuato


of Chevrolet and GMC pickups are manufactured in Silao

The 2500-acre

Guanajuato Inland Port speeds up the logistics process

20% of the value

of Mexican auto production is in Leon and the state of Guanajuato

Leon is the best location for your manufacturing if:

  • You are looking for a central geographical location from which you can access all major US markets.
  • Your business can benefit from being in close proximity to Mexico’s most dynamic aerospace and automotive clusters.
  • Your organization can benefit from a region with plentiful low-cost, low-turnover labor.

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Major manufacturing
industries in Leon

  • Aerospace
  • Automotive
  • Metal Mechanics
  • Plastics
  • Electronics

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