In addition to the growth in tourist and residential infrastructure, Riviera Maya’s industrial sector is also on the rise. One of the most outstanding projects in this dynamic region is Pangea, the highly-expected Logistics Center of the Southeast, still under construction.
This building will stand 20 kilometers from the International Airport of Cancun and five kilometers from the pier of Puerto Morelos, in the location that used to hold the Industrial Park of Puerto Morelos, on a total area of 84 acres (34 hectares) intended to house 160 national and foreign companies.
This development will group together local, national and international free trade agreements aimed at supplying the hotel chains of Quintana Roo with products such as sheets, furniture, construction equipment, meat products, food and beverages, among others.
Requiring a Group E private investment of 500 million dollars, 250 of which will be invested in the construction of the building, this will be a two-stages project. The first will consist on a focal point for the supply of local, regional and national products aimed at the industry, mainly hotel, in the northern area of Quintana Roo. It will have warehousing units, a cold-storage network or refrigeration area to store a high variety of perishable products, a hotel with no less than 250 rooms, an assembly department, banks zone, offices, business lounges, restaurants and convenience stores. The second stage is much more ambitious: It will bring together a marine supply and export center that will take advantage of and expand the current pier of Puerto Morelos for ships that are small and easy to maneuver.
The idea of launching this project dates back to 2016, arising from the invitation extended to hospitality businesses by the Secretary of Tourism, Enrique de la Madrid, for them to replace their imports with domestic production, this way fostering economic diversification by taking advantage of this strategic geographical location and of the national and international airport connectivity. We must not forget that the state of Quintana Roo is Mexico’s access to the Caribbean Sea and the connection platform to a large part of the world through one of the largest airport centers in this area of Mexican territory. Undoubtedly, this opportunity opens the door for the development of new economies and investment, not only in tourism, but also in logistics and commerce.