In 1986, Luis Felipe Seldner, Felix Tonella Luken, Roberto Gomez del Campo, and Duane Boyett
founded a company called The Offshore Group – the first shelter service provider to help
companies locate a manufacturing presence in the interior of Mexico. At the time, most
manufacturing took place along the border, a climate where increased competition, turnover, and
employee absenteeism were common. Our founders solved this problem by helping companies launch,
operate and thrive in Empalme, Sonora, Mexico.
Early Growth and Flagship Communities
By 1997, The Offshore Group had become the largest Shelter Service provider in Mexico. Our Bella
Vista Manufacturing Community in Empalme had 17 clients and 5,000 employees. In addition to our
growth in Empalme, demand for our services in northeastern Mexico was soaring and we opened our
Zapa Manufacturing Community in Saltillo, Coahuila.
Celebrating 20 Years
In 2006, with 53 clients and 15,000 employees, The Offshore Group celebrated 20 years of helping
companies establish themselves in Mexico. Our Roca Fuerte Manufacturing Community, which we
opened in 2000, had become the premier manufacturing venue for aerospace companies in Mexico.
Continued Growth and Expansion
By 2018, The Offshore Group had expanded into Queretaro and Tijuana. In addition to providing
shelter services to foreign manufacturers in Mexico, we also expanded our service offering to
include Advisory and Support Services for new entrants and companies already operating in