Case Study


Investment analysis in Mexico for Oshkosh


Key Information

  • Automotive manufacturing
  • Total Employees: 1,000
  • Amount of investment 70M
  • 85 acres of land

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The Challenge 

Oshkosh Corporation was seeking the opportunity to set up a new manufacturing facility within Mexico, with an estimated initial investment of over USD$70 million, generating up to 1,000 new jobs. The requirement included a desirable labor pool, high English proficiency for the professional positions, low-cost labor force, high availability of real estate options and a larger market for a more diverse workforce. Oshkosh Corporation also aimed to be the employer of choice.

The Solution

CBRE/Labor Analytics Group evaluated 21 markets across Mexico on every relevant driver for the client; labor availability, labor cost, labor unions, crime rates, education level, government incentives, aggressiveness, Real Estate cost and availability, logistics, among others.

CBRE/LAG recommended proceeding with a Phase Two Analysis and community tours of the top 5 locations evaluated during Phase One that are well-established manufacturing markets with considerable labor pools.

During the community tours, CBRE/LAG identified real estate alternatives, and scheduled meetings with schools, staffing agencies, employers and the local government with the client.