The current open market economy in Mexico began with economic transformation in the late 1980's, with government liberalization of trade policy and economic reform measures. With the Mexican economy expected to grow by 3.8% in 2013, Mexico is of great interest to enterprises entering this region as well as conducting business in Mexico.1 Foreign direct investment (FDI) consists primarily of investments in manufacturing, real estate, and retail facilities. Due to the proximity of Mexico to the United States, strong economic and cultural ties connect the two countries. The United States is the largest source of foreign direct investment (FDI) in Mexico, as well as the largest trading partner to Mexico, and Mexico is the U.S.'s third-largest trading partner.
In 2012, the three governments agreed to launch a consolidated Central America Integration System-North America Security Dialogue in order to strengthen security cooperation in the Americas and address concerns about transnational organized crime.2
Mexico faces unique security challenges to protect organizations and civilians from violence associated with the many criminal organizations operating throughout the country. These groups, also known as drug-trafficking organizations (DTOs) and transnational criminal organizations (TCOs) are typically focused on drug trafficking and territory control, heavily armed, and predisposed to engage in violent confrontations with rival groups or security forces.
While civilians are not usually targeted in instances of DTO/TCO conflict, risk of exposure to violence, as well as kidnapping and armed robbery risk of foreign business targets and affluent travelers, is a prevalent concern in Mexico.
Through our subsidiary in Mexico, Vance International de Mexico, we support customers and individuals with uniformed security services, kidnap, extortion and ransom consulting, executive protection services, business entry strategy, regional threat assessments, vendor and employee screenings, safety training, border compliance reviews, facility security, and contingency planning and response. Comprehensive planning, protection and response services provide peace of mind and security to our customers so that they can focus on key business initiatives.Security services in Mexico are provided through the following dedicated operating locations:
Our fully-staffed 24/7 command center in Mexico City is the hub for our Emergency Response Team, providing GPS tracking throughout the country and round-the-clock emergency vehicle response for clients in the greater Mexico City area.
With a professional team of multi-lingual ex pats and nationals in Mexico, we are thoroughly familiar with local culture, customs, language, politics and geography. These experts are highly trained and trusted consultants from the elite ranks of corporate, military, government and private organizations, with experience helping hundreds of clients with specific regional risks.
The company's network of reliable sources and vetted teaming partners throughout Mexico, combined with its formidable intelligence-gathering capabilities and years of experience in this high-risk region, provides the support resources clients need to make informed business decisions based on accurate and timely information.
Following are key services provided to address specific security needs in the region; however, all core security services of the company, consulting and investigations and specialized services are also offered.
Key Services Provided:
As part of our full range of services to support customers in these areas, we offer comprehensive intelligence and reporting capabilities, including:
These reports are customized to the unique needs of each geographic location and customer. For more details on reporting capabilities, click here.
Andrews International, Inc., headquartered in Los Angeles, California, is an industry-leading full service provider of security and risk mitigation services. Through local offices in the United States and Latin-America and nearly 150 strategic partners around the world, the company provides security services to a wide range of business sectors in all 50 states and internationally to many of the Fortune 500. The firm's portfolio of services includes uniformed security, consulting and investigations, personal protection, special event security, training, alarm monitoring and response, and disaster and emergency response services. For more information, please visit the Andrews International website at www.andrewsinternational.com.