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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Energy: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola announced it has been awarded a contract to construct and operate a combined cycle electricity generation plant in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. The US$400 million plant is projected to have generation capacity of 766 MW. (El Financiero, March 22, 2017)
  • Food processing: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé plans to invest approximately US$28 million to achieve water savings at its coffee processing plant in the central city of Toluca. Process modifications will include reduction of steam use, improved condensation recovery and the re-use of pre-treated water in industrial services, the company reported. (El Financiero, March 22, 2017)
  • Entertainment: Mexican corporate group Diniz reported it will add six new family entertainment centers under its Recórcholis brand in Mexico this year at a cost of approximately US$12 million. The centers include children’s activities such as games, rides, bowling, ice skating, go karts, miniature golf and others. (Reforma, March 22, 2017)
  • Logistics: U.S. transport and storage company Bulkmatic, through its Mexico subsidiary Bulkmatic de México, plans to construct a fuel storage terminal in the central state of Hidalgo, the company reported. The US$50 million project will include 10 tanks for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel. (Reforma, March 22, 2017)
  • Retail: Mexican upscale department store operator Liverpool announced it will open 11 new stores in the country during the current year. A planned US$300 million in investment will support new retail locations principally under the company’s Fábricas de Francia brand, in addition to maintenance operations for existing stores. (El Financiero, March 16, 2017) Read the rest of this entry »

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Hotels: U.S. luxury resort developer AM Resorts plans investment of approximately US$500 million in Mexico over the next three years, the company reported.  Locations for new developments under the company’s brands, which include Secrets, Dreams, Now and Sunscape, include Los Cabos and the Riviera Maya beaches of Akumal and Playa Mujeres. (Reforma, April 1, 2013)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) will invest US$40 million to upgrade its international airport in the western city of Guadalajara.  Projects include expansion of capacity to receive international flights and two new departure gates, the company reported. (Reforma, April 1, 2013)
  • Beverage: Mexican beverage bottler Arca Continental, the world’s third largest bottler of Coca Cola, plans investment of approximately US$340 million this year.  Resources will be dedicated to maintenance and upgrades of bottling plants, and may include acquisitions abroad in the beverage and snack sector, the company reported. (Mexican Business Web, April 19, 2013)
  • Aviation: Mexican airlines plan investment of approximately US$20 billion to purchase up to 250 new aircraft, the National Air Transport Chamber (Canaero) reported.  Aeromexico plans purchases from Boeing, Interjet projects buys from Airbus and Sukhoi, and airlines Volaris, VivaAerobus and others also plan acquisitions, Canaero reported. (El Financiero, April 1, 2013)
  • Electrical: French electrical engineering multinational Schneider Electric will invest US$80 million in Mexico this year, the company reported.  Projects include completion of a research center in Monterrey as well as work on plants and clean energy projects for state-owned oil monopoly Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex). (Reforma, April 8, 2013) Read the rest of this entry »

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Recent and upcoming investment

Reports on some recent and upcoming investment collected from the local business media:

  • Mining: Canadian mining firm Chesapeake Gold Corp. will invest up to US$3.5 billion over the coming years in a large scale project to develop gold and silver extraction operations at its Metate site in Durango, northern Mexico.  The site is projected to become one of the world’s largest producers of the precious metals.
  • Automotive: German auto parts manufacturer Schaeffler will invest US$120 million to boost its operations in central Mexico.  The resources will be used to expand production infrastructure at the company’s plant in Irapuato, Guanajuato, which produces parts for automobile motors, transmissions and chassis.
  • Food processing: Mexican multinational baking giant Grupo Bimbo revealed plans for US$190 million worth of investment in Mexico this year.  Much of the resources are earmarked for upgrades to increase operational efficiency at the company’s 45 production plants in the country.
  • Logistics: Mexican courier company Estafeta will build four new operations centers in Mexico beginning this year, as part of the firm’s US$37.5 million expansion plans for 2011.  Estafeta reported its cargo levels have returned to 2008 levels, and the company is projecting 6% growth for the current year.
  • Automotive: Japanese tire giant Bridgestone will invest US$100 million this year to boost production capacity in Mexico.  The expanded output at Bridgestone plants in the cities of Monterrey and Cuernavaca is intended to meet demand in the United States.
  • Energy: Mexican solar panel manufacturer Solartec is investing US$5.4 million to construct and equip a new research center in the central state of Guanajuato.  The goal of the new facility will be to develop technological improvements that will halve the cost of photovoltaic solar electricity systems in Mexico by 2015. Read the rest of this entry »

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