About ZFB Group

We are a business group, leader in the management and development of competitive environments for business

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We are a group of companies driven to identify business opportunities in international trading, as well as proposing solutions that improve the competitiveness of our clients through the provision of properties, infrastructure and the proper endowment to facilitate agile operational mechanisms for international business. Our work is governed by values such as transparency, security, innovation and sustainability ensuring the best results for all stakeholders, while caring for the environment.
In 2020, we will be a business group with presence in Colombia and the Latin American region, recognized and acknowledged by our clients and interest groups for being a strategic partner for their growth. By having sustainable products and innovative services that meet the highest quality standards, our committed and competitive team will lead an increase of our 2015 profits two fold.
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We put our experience at your disposal understanding your specific business needs, generating the appropriate solutions and always looking for your satisfaction.
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We build solid alliances that are based on the respect for the rights and differences of our interest groups.
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We strive to accomplish what we promise, as well as meet our individual goals and contribute to achieve organizational objectives.
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Our experience and creativity allows us to improve operational processes, understand and adapt to market fluctuations and generate new business opportunities.
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All of our actions are ethical and responsible. We always act and think in a coherent manner in order to maintain our client's and groups of interest's trust.

Our Certifications

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Operational and Managerial certification for Bogota's Free- Trade Zone. Operations within El Dorado International Airport's extension

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Design and Construction: We design and build properties through the application of the no waste sustainable construction method.
Real Estate Commercialization.
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Design and Construction: We design and build properties through the application of the no waste sustainable construction method.
Real Estate Commercialization.
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It has been reviewed and approved according the Standard Norms BASC V 4: 2012



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A member of the U.S. GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL
 

 

 

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We count with TIER III Data Center Certification in design, awarded by the Uptime Institute at 4 different locations: ZF Towers DC16A 2nd Floor, ZF Towers DC 16A 3rd Floor, ZF DC38 2nd Floor, and ZF Towers DC38 3rd Floor. This makes up 57% of Colombia's certifications under this category.

Acknowledgements

The ones that truly know about business, know exactly where they have to be.

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Premio Nacional de Exportadores

Bogota's Free - Trade Zone receives the "National Exporters Award" for the category of export cooperation, delivered by Analdex, and Proexport


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Congreso Latinoamericano de Zonas Francas

Bogota's Free- Trade Zone receives "second place as the best Free-Trade Zone in Latin America" AZFA Latin American Free - Trade Zones Convention in Ciudad Antigua, Guatemala // 2011

Our Clients

The ones that truly know about business, know exactly where they have to be.

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Our History

1993

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The Free Trade Zone of Bogota L.C. ( Zona Franca Bogota S.A.) was founded in February as a User and Operator for Free Trade Zones, along with the purchase of 100 hectares of land, which used to be part of a dairy farm.




 

1993-2

The project's initiative came from various supporters of privately owned Free Trade zones within Colombia, which was composed of Martin Gustavo Ibarra, Rodrigo Escobar Navia, Enrique Peñalosa Carmago, Oscar Gutierrez, Diego Rivera Concha, Fernando Rivera Concha, Alvaro Rivera Concha, Ignacio de Guzman, Alfredo Carvajal and Harold Zangen just to mention a few.

 

 

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1994

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In January, we started the presales phase of the operation, and in March of the same year the company was able to reach financial stability.




 

 

1994-2

The first brick was placed in August, as a symbol of the launch and expansion of Colombia's economy. Jaime Castro - Mayor of Santa Fe de Bogota , Juan Manuel Santos - Minister of International Business.

1997

1997-2

Bogota's Free Trade Zone was officially opened, with the presence of Ernesto Samper Pizano - Commander and Chief of the Republic, Leonardo Sicard - General Manager of ZFB, and Enrique Peñalosa Camargo. The first companies, FEPCO and COMTEC, began their operations.


 

 

1997-3

Bogota's Duty - Free Zone Administrative Building is completed.





 

 

1997-1

The Grand Opening of the Crane Bridge is carried out, transforming it into Bogota's first ever Dry Container Port.

2001

User Operator  Free Trade Zone Bogota L.C. (Zona Franca Bogota S.A.) Expands its business as a temporary operator for Cucuta´s and Santa Marta´s Free - Trade Zones. This was bestowed upon them by the Ministry of Commerce.

2002

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Bogota’s Free Trade Zone receives the ISO 9000: 2000 certification for the operation, administration, and promotion of its business as an operator of Free-Trade Zones.

2006

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The company Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas L.C. is founded in May, with the objective of developing Free Trade Zones, through the process of complex constructions, infrastructure development, and the building of both privately owned and third parties' properties

 

 

2006

Building of Fogel Andina plant begins in Pacifico Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca del Pacífico), which was the very first project of the new company Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas.

The construction of 3 new warehouses of MJ project begins in Pacifico Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca del Pacífico). 

2007

2007

The first BPO firm is set up. Teledatos which is now called Teleperformance, inside the Bogota's Free Trade Zone. It holds 1,600 work stations. - Bogota's Free Trade Zone receives the BASC V3: 2008 certification.


 

 

 

 

 

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Bogota's Free Trade Zone becomes certified in BASC V3: 2008 



2008

The Terremark is installed within Bogota's Free - Trade Zone, making it the first Data Center.

2009

2009

The construction of the Business Center Building is completed inside Bogota's Free - Trade Zone, the first building designed for the services industry within one of Colombia's Free - Trade Zone, with a total area of 30,000 sqm.

2010

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The company Construcciones en Zonas Francas L.C. is founded in May, with the objective of developing Free Trade Zones, through the process of complex constructions, infrastructure development, and the building of both privately owned and third parties' properties


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Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas becames certified in ISO 9001- 2008.

2011

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The company, Usuario Operado de Zonas Francas IFOU J.S.C, is founded in July. With its main objective being permanently operating Special Free-Trade Zone FEMSA, the first beverage cluster within a Colombian Free - Trade Zone.




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Bogota's Free - Trade Zone receives the "National Exporters Award" for the category of export cooperation, delivered by Analdex, and Proexport.
Bogota's Free- Trade Zone receives "second place as the best Free-Trade Zone in Latin America" AZFA Latin American Free - Trade Zones Convention in Ciudad Antigua, Guatemala // 2011.

2012

The Foundation Bogota Free Trade Zone (Zona Franca de Bogota), a non-profit organization is born. Its objective is to develop sustainable projects that benefit Bogota's Free - Trade Zone, the ZFB Group and the community.

Bogota's Free - Trade Zone renews its BASC V4: 2012 certification.

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2013

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With the Unifranca alliance, Bogota's Free - Trade Zone and the ZFB foundation become pioneers in the development of great agreements with universities and training facilities for employees and users.

2014

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The company Proinversiones ZFB J.S.C, is founded in April, with the objective of developing Free Trade Zones through the process of complex constructions, infrastructure development, and the building of both privately owned and third parties' properties, on the TAN (National Customs Territory)

 

 

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The company Construcciones en Zonas Francas L.C., is founded in October, with the objective of administrating and operating data center's infrastructure within Colombia and the Andean region.

 

  

During this year the following projects are finalized:

 

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Phoenix's Corporate Plant, with an area of 13,568 sqm within Cartagena’s Free - Trade Zone Candelaria.





 

 

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The BIG M1 Project, the conglomeration of 8 warehouses that add up to more than 23,000 mts2 within Cartagena's Free - Trade Zone Candelaria, Bolivar.

 




 

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Data Center 16 A with area of 2,135 sqm, 680 of which are white areas, the second Data Center with Tier III Certification from the Uptime Institute inside Bogota's Free - Trade Zone. 

2015

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The Group ZFB is founded in March, responsible for the direction and control of the following companies: Usuario Operador Zona Franca de Bogota, IFOU Usuario Operador El Dorado Usuario Operador, Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas, Construcciones en Zonas Francas, Proinversiones y Technology Services.




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Desarrolladora de Zonas Francas completes the construction of ZF Towers 135 A in march, a project of grand proportions totaling 28, 082 sqm for BPO and outsourcing companies. The Spanish company, Digitex L.C. was the first company to set up their operations.

 

 

 

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ZF Towers 135 A obtains the LEED SILVER certification, presented by the US GREEN BUILDING COUNCIL, who certifies environmental friendly development in construction. While creating this timeline in March of 2016, we received LEED GOLD.

 

 

 

 

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User Operator of Free Trade Zone Bogota officially creates ZFB Eldorado J.S.C - User Operator of Free Trade Zone, with the objective of operating the Free Trade Zone of Sanilla in Sesquile, Cundinamarca.