Friday, October 1, 2010

Industrial Land for Sale in Silao Guanajuato Mexico- 345 acres

345 acres of prime undeveloped agricultural land for sale in the Silao, Guanajuato Mexico.

Perfect for industrial, manufacturing, residential or agriculture use.

Historical use of the property has been for agricultural (grains and forage) and dairy production.

See map here

3 miles to the Bajio International Airport (BJX)

4 miles to the General Motors production plant.
8 miles to the Guanajuato Interior Port and site of the new VW plant.
18 miles to Leon, Guanajuato.
19 miles to Irapuato, Guanajuato.

Property includes:
345 acres
5 government authorized wells, 213,500,000 gallons/year
Natural Gas duct on site
Rail line,1.5 miles shared
1/2 mile frontage on the Silao-Trejo highway

Buildings and Installations include:
3 warehouses
1 - 5 bedroom home, 7 bath
1-Guest house, 2 bath, pool
Fully equipped milking parlor, 110 cows/hour
Corrales for 1100 cows

Property is ideal for those companies seeking to establish a presence in and near the automotive and industrial manufacturing corridor in Guanajuato.

Silao is located in the geographical center of Mexico, and is a key hub for automotive manufacturing, 1st and 2nd tier suppliers.

Easy access by air, rail, and highway system to all parts of Mexico and North America.

For more information, contact:  

Lee Iwan


Saturday, August 7, 2010

New Website for Lee Iwan

I have moved to a new website!

Popular posts from the old site Lee Iwan Accumulated Experience will be updated and migrated, and new material added at breakneck speed.

By visiting and participating here you will get insight and learn about the attitudes, actions and strategies that will increase results and reduce errors with international and Mexican business projects.


  • How to effectively start a business relationship in Mexico
  • How to develop a strategic plan for the Mexican market
  • How to develop a realistic business plan – objectives and chronologies
  • How to creating trust and confidence from your first meeting
  • The “right way” to approach Mexican business people
  • How to find the right people in Mexico
  • How to integrate the secrets of doing business in Mexico into your activities and communications
  • How to avoid the most common mistakes that can sabotage you
  • How to construct a solid base of reliable knowledge and contacts
  • How to focus and get results in each stage of business development: investigation, cultivation, harvest
  • How to create a positive image based on actions and deeds
  • How to maximize your customer visits, trade fairs and commercial missions
  • How to avoid cultural mistakes in Mexico
  • How to use the power of patience to guarantee success
  • How to use communications to avoid misunderstandings and increase commitment to the business
  • How to avoid the stereotypes that will kill the deal
  • How to find the decision-makers in Mexico
  • How to find the resources and reliable information to make informed decisions
  • How to understand the Mexican business environment, how business people think, what they consider important, how they make decisions and why
  • How to surround yourself with support service experts to avoid costly start-up errors

Thanks for stopping by, please leave a comment, idea or your observations on how I might improve the site and information.


Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Happy New Year 2009


My very best wishes for a new year

filled with health, prosperity and happiness

Great success with your challenges and new projects

How can I help?

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Automotive manufacturing moving to Mexico

More good news for Leon, Guanajuato Mexico.

Geely Automotive is going to set up operations, including 2000 direct jobs and initial investment of USD $ 130 M over three years. Link

The first and second tier suppliers are expected to bring the total investment of the plant and industrial park into the USD $ 250 M range.

Not only is there opportunity in Mexico for Geely, but this location provides easy access to the USA and Latin American markets.

Related Links

Edmunds Inside Line

Geely Automotive Holdings Limited

Monday, August 18, 2008

Mexico goes back to "normal" today

Today most private and public schools begin the new 2008 - 2009 year in Mexico.

This means chaos returns to city streets during the rush hours of 7-9 AM and 2-4 PM as families begin the daily commute.

Learning the route, timing of the stop lights, finding the drop off zones, sleepy kids, new Mom's and Dad's unaccustomed to the new's all crazy, frustrating, full of excitement...and lasts about a week.

Bit of advice. If working in Mexico during this week, modify your commute and travel hours to miss all this. Spend a bit more time at breakfast, or work out of the hotel business center.

Sunday, August 17, 2008

What business problems did you have when working with Mexico and Mexican businesses?

I am compiling a list of actual problems that businesses and business people have confronted while working with Mexico and Mexican businesses .

These might be problems related to: clear communications, continuity, language difficulty, cultural differences, work ethic and priorities, corruption, speed and efficiency, infrastructure, education, crime and insecurity, laws, finance and capital, risk acceptance, understanding of the business issue, health issues, travel and transportation, on-time performance, “know-how”, etc.

Your comments and problems highlighted may be used for a series of articles in my blogs.

Please let me know if I can use your name and any excepts of your response in my blog, or if you prefer your comments to be confidential (confidential replies should be sent to lee.iwan at

Thank you in advance for your participation!

Links of interest

Business South of the Border

How to do business in Mexico

Friday, August 15, 2008

International footwear buyers, meet Mexican footwear manufacturers

Footwear buyers and sourcing professionals seeking international manufacturers and suppliers should take a look at this great offer from COFOCE (the World Trade Commission of Guanajuato, Mexico) for the upcoming SAPICA 2008 international footwear and leather goods trade fair, Sept. 25-28 held in Leon, Guanajuato, Mexico.

The are offering free appointment and agenda creation servicces to qualified international buyers seeking to find new sourcing partners in Mexico for footwear and leather goods.

This would include mens's dress shoes, men's casual shoes, men's sport shoes, women's dress shoes, women's casual shoes, women's sport shoes, orthopedic shoes, children's shoes, baby shoes, specialty shoes, western boots, cowboy boots, belts, bags, western accessories and other leather goods.

Seeking to find contract manufacturers in Mexico? COFOCE can simplify your visit by pre-screening manufacturers and factories and having your appointments and agenda ready for productive meetings when you arrive for the SAPICA Fair.

What do you have to do to take advantage of this opportunity? Just drop an email to and they will assign a footwear industry specialist to match your needs with qualified Mexican suppliers.

Interested in meeting and exploring the business opportunities with Mexican shoe factories? This is the easiest, most effective and most focused way to meet your future suppliers and's win-win for everyone involved.

Contact Lee at

Links of Interest



Mexican Footwear and Shoe Manufacturing

Leon, Guanajuato