Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Industrial parks: Mexican real estate developer Artha Capital plans investment of approximately US$113 million to build a new industrial park in the central state of Hidalgo. Manufacturers of products such as packaging, industrial kitchen equipment and building materials have already committed to space in the new site, the Hidalgo state government reported. (Inmobiliare, March 31, 2016)
  • Services: Mexican virtual office operator Iza Business Centers plans to open at least 10 new locations via investment of approximately US$11 million, the company reported. The new sites would bring the number of Iza office centers in Mexico to 36. (Reforma, March 28, 2016)
  • Railroad: Mexican railroad operator Ferrovalle plans investment of approximately US$17 million to construct a rail freight link to the new international airport currently under construction in Mexico City, the Communications and Transport Ministry (SCT) announced. The link will initially be used to deliver and remove construction materials, with the possibility of remaining in operation to provide freight services once the new airport opens. (El Financiero, March 23, 2016)
  • Industrial parks: Mexican commercial real estate developer Vynmsa inaugurated a new industrial park in the central state of Guanajuato, the state government reported. The US$10 million facility is reportedly equipped with a water treatment plant, LED lighting and other resource-conserving technologies. (Reforma, March 16, 2016)
  • Retail: U.S.-based grocery and general merchandise retailer Wal-Mart plans investment of approximately US$816 million in Mexico operations in the present year, the company reported. Resources are earmarked to support new store openings as well as major remodeling of existing stores and significant expansion and upgrade of the company’s on-line sales infrastructure, particularly for mobile applications. (Reforma, March 11, 2016)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican telecommunications service provider Marcatel projects investment of approximately US$200 million over the next three years. Planned projects include the construction of a data center, expansion of the company’s fiber optic network and the launch of mobile virtual network services. (Reforma, March 11, 2016)
  • Plastics: Japanese plastics manufacturer Hakkai is constructing a new production facility in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The US$25 million site is planned to produce precision molded plastic components for the telecommunications and automotive industries. (Reforma, March 9, 2016)
  • Food processing: Mexican processed foods giant Grupo Herdez plans investment of approximately US$55 million this year, the largest share of which will support production and marketing of the company’s frozen products line. Other projects include opening new Nutrisa healthy food stores, adding points of sale for the Helados Nestlé ice cream brand and introducing innovative packaging, the company reported. (El Financiero, March 2, 2016)
  • Aerospace: The government of the central state of Guanajuato plans to develop an industrial park focused on aerospace in the state beginning this year. The US$330 million project adjacent to the Bajío international airport is intended to provide aviation maintenance services as well as offering manufacturing of aircraft parts, the state government announced. (El Financiero, March 4, 2016)
  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer Soriana plans investment of approximately US$11 million this year to remodel and upgrade stores the company recently acquired from competitor Comercial Mexicana. Soriana will invest another US$100 million in new store openings and upgrades to existing stores under its own Soriana brand. (Reforma, March 7, 2016)
  • Hotels: Mexican hotel operator Grupo Posadas plans outlays of approximately US$60 million this year for remodeling and modernization of hotel facilities in the country, the company reported. The operator of hotel brands including Fiesta Inn and Fiesta Americana projects opening 17 new hotels in Mexico this year. (El Financiero, February 29, 2016)
  • Wind Power: Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power and the Mexican government inaugurated the second phase of a wind power generation plant in the southern state of Oaxaca. The US$127 million expansion includes 34 wind turbines for an installed capacity of 102 MW. (El Economista, March 3, 2016)
  • Beverage: Netherlands-based beer brewer Heineken announced plans for US$2 billion in investment in Mexico operations through 2019. Projects include construction currently underway of a new brewery in the northern state of Chihuahua. (Reforma, March 3, 2014)

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