Productive and exporting platforms

Thanks to its strategic location and the productive linkages offered by the region, Valle del Cauca is the ideal destination for the establishment of manufacturing production plants with export vocation that also serve the local market. The region has a dynamic and competitive logistics environment, it is an obligatory step for shipping lines covering the maritime routes between the northern and southern hemispheres, and, due of its proximity to the Panama Canal, it also facilitates east-west interconnections and access to the two oceans.

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The region offers one of the most cost-efficient multimodal platforms of Latin America. Buenaventura port, responsible for more than 40% of Colombia’s international trade, Cali international airport, freeways and industrial and logistic free trade zones, provide an ideal infrastructure for the establishment of manufacturing operations intensive in foreign trade, as it is easy to import raw materials and export finished products. The region also offers qualified human talent with specific know-how and competitive costs.

From Valle del Cauca it is easy to serve 65% of Colombia’s population and all markets in the Pacific basin countries in America. Colombia is also a highly commercial integrated country, especially with other countries in Latin America, North America and Europe. The country has subscribed trade agreements with more than 60 countries and economic integration blocks and a long-standing commercial exchange experience. Colombia has a stable economy and a solid legal framework that offers protection to investors.

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Exporting and productive platforms are a proven business model in Valle del Cauca. For more than 60 years the region has seen the permanent arrival of companies from all around the world like Colgate Palmolive, Goodyear, Unilever, Johnson & Johnson, Reckitt Benckiser, Hero MotoCorp, Furukawa and Smurfit Kappa, among others, that, using Valle del Cauca´s logistical advantages, business network, strategic location and human talent have successfully served the markets of Colombia and Latin America. This world class business network has given Cali the nick-name of “Colombia’s multinational cradle”.

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Some companies with production plants in the region
Reckitt Benckiser Baxter Johnson & Johnson Amcor AB InBev
Hero Goodyear Mexichem Essel Propack Abbott
Nestlé Furukawa AptarGroup Smurfit Kappa Unilever

Address: Calle 3 No. 9 - 08 Cali, Colombia
Phone: +57 (2) 893 7882

Mauricio Concha manufacturing sector investment manager picture Mauricio Concha
Manufacturing Sector Investment Manager 

Business models

  1. Productive and exporting platforms
  2. Distribution Centers
  3. Shared Services Centers
  4. Biobusiness
  5. R&D+i

Landline: +57 (2) 8937882.
Address: Calle 3 No. 9 - 08 Cali, Colombia

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