Greenville-based Global Location Strategies has joined forces with Prodensa, which is headquartered in Mexico, to create an alliance that will provide what the two companies say is a “comprehensive, boots-on-the-ground location advisory services across Mexico, the United States and Canada.”
The alliance begins officially with a June 4 webcast addressing current location trends across North America as a result of the novel coronavirus pandemic and other geopolitical trends, according to a news release.
This alliance put GLS and Prodensa in a better position to serve corporations with capacity expansion plans in North America, the news release said.
“Prodensa and GLS each have expertise built from decades advising corporations on where to place plant, people and technology around the globe for capital-, labor-, and energy-intensive projects,” GLS founding principal Didi Caldwell said in the release. “As companies respond to the shifting geopolitical realities, we anticipate a growth in the establishment of manufacturing operations across North America, and the GLS/Prodensa alliance allows us to provide an end-to-end solution for our customers anywhere in the North American continent.”
The primary services GLS and Prodensa provide include feasibility studies, location benchmarking, site selection and incentive negotiations. Major industry sectors of specialization include automotive, aerospace, alternative fuels and renewable energy, metals and composites, life sciences, chemicals, paper, food and beverage, and advanced manufacturing, according to the release. GLS and Prodensa also advise economic developers in capital investment attraction.
“GLS and Prodensa have always had mutual respect for one another, but when we started talking about a possible alliance it became clear that we also shared common values and corporate cultures,” Prodensa managing partner Alejandro Mendoza said in the release. “We work very well together, and we are confident this alliance will deliver outstanding value to our clients, our employees and the communities we serve.”p