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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Glass: Mexican glass manufacturer Grupo Millet reported plans to construct a new production plant in the southeastern state of Yucatan. The US$70 million site will produce architectural glass for export to the United States and elsewhere in Latin America. (El Financiero, January 25, 2017)
  • Casual dining: Mexico’s leading casual dining franchise operator Alsea plans investment of approximately US$190 million to open a record number of new locations across its portfolio in 2017, the company reported. Plans include some 250 new stores, in formats such as Starbucks, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Chili’s and others. (Reforma, January 24, 2017)
  • Technology: U.S.-based Deloitte Consulting inaugurated a regional service delivery center in the central Mexican state of Querétaro. The US$10 million center is planned to provide development, testing, support and maintenance services for the firm’s application maintenance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT consulting clients throughout the Americas. (El Economista, January 25, 2017)
  • Natural gas: Mexican fuel distribution company Grupo Energéticos (Energex) plans to build four service stations to offer vehicular natural gas in the country this year, the company reported. The US$4 million project will provide compressed natural gas for vehicular use as an alternative to conventional gasoline, which has risen sharply in price during the current year. (Reforma, January 23, 2017)
  • Energy: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola will invest approximately US$600 million to construct an electricity generation plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The combined cycle plant is planned to be powered by natural gas. (Mundo Ejecutivo, January 19, 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:

  • Gasoline: Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission estimates removal of price controls on gasoline and diesel in 2017 will stimulate up to US$16 billion in new investment. Major projects are expected in new service stations, transport pipelines and storage infrastructure. (Reforma, December 22, 2016)
  • Recycling: The Mexico City municipal government published a tender for the first of two plants planned to use solid waste from the city’s landfills as fuel to produce electricity. Officials estimated approximately US$3.5 billion in investment will be required for the total project, which is intended to provide electricity for the local Metro public transport system. (El Universal, December 13, 2016)
  • Rail: Mexican mining conglomerate and rail transport operator Grupo Mexico plans investment of approximately US$431 to support the operations of its rail transport subsidiaries Ferromex, Ferrosur and Intermodal, the company reported. Upgrades include acquisition of new locomotives, replacement of rail and ties and other infrastructure improvements. (Outlet Minero, December 14, 2016)
  • Retail: Japanese clothing and home products retailer Miniso is preparing to open its first store in Mexico before the close of 2016 via investment of US$3 million, the company’s Mexico franchise operator reported. The franchisee projects opening up to 100 Miniso stores in Mexico over the next five years. (Reforma, December 13, 2016)
  • Metal forming: SPM Auto Parts, a joint venture between Japan’s Mizuno Tekkosho and Korea’s Sunil Dyfas, inaugurated a new production facility in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The US$16 million plant will produce precision screws and bolts for regional automotive OEMs such as KIA, Nissan, Honda, General Motors and Toyota. (Notimex, December 7, 2016)
  • Financial services: Spanish financial services multinational Grupo Financiero Santander plans investment of approximately US$750 million in Mexico operations over the next three years, the company announced.  Resources will support upgrading of software and systems, retail banking branches and introduction of new products, among other areas.  (Expansión, December 8, 2016)
  • Food processing: Mexican industrial miller and tortilla producer Gruma announced plans to build a new production facility in the southeastern state of Puebla. The US$50 million site is planned to produce tortillas and tostadas under the Mission brand. (Reforma, December 1, 2016)
  • Automotive: Korean auto parts maker Hanwha Advanced Materials inaugurated a new production plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the state government reported. The US$20 million site will produce components for a new Kia Motors OEM manufacturing facility in the area.  (Milenio, December 1, 2016)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Steel: A consortium led by Japanese steel products manufacturer Kobe Steel inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Guanajuato, local media reported. The US$33 million facility is planned to produce  cold-heading quality steel wire. (Unión Guanajuato, October 11, 2016)
  • Automotive: Japanese auto maker Toyota announced it will invest US$150 million in its manufacturing plant in the northwestern state of Baja California. Manufacturing processes will be upgraded and expanded to boost production of the Tacoma pickup truck by 60%. (El Financiero, October 24, 2016)
  • Renewable energy: UK-based infrastructure developer Cubico Sustainable Investments plans investment of approximately US$700 million in Mexico over the next two years. The company was awarded two contracts in a recent Mexico auction to construct a wind farm and a solar power generation plant. (Reforma, October 11, 2016)
  • Industrial parks: The members of the Mexican Industrial Parks Association (AMPIP) expect to invest up to US$7 billion to develop new industrial parks through 2018, the organization announced. Trends such as the need for strategic fiscal warehousing and special economic zones are driving expansion, according to AMPIP. (Reforma, October 7, 2016)
  • Hospital equipment: Japanese bed producer Paramount Beds plans to establish a new manufacturing site in the central state of Querétaro, the Querétaro government reported. The US$3.5 million facility will produce specialized beds for hospitals and home patient care. (Visión Industrial, October 12, 2016) 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:

  • Brewing: Mexican brewer Cuauhtémoc Moctezuma, subsidiary of Dutch beer giant Heineken International, inaugurated a new can production line and distribution center at its plant in the western state of Jalisco. The US$38 million expansion will allow the operation to produce six different sizes of cans and 43 different packaging presentations, the company reported. (El Financiero, August 31, 2016)
  • Energy: Mexico geothermal energy developer Grupo Enal plans investment of approximately US$300 million to develop geothermal energy generation sites in the states of Baja California and Guanajuato, the company reported. Enal plans exploration activities in support of the developments over the next two years. (Reforma, August 31, 2016)
  • Automotive: U.S.-based diversified manufacturing multinational 3M inaugurated a new research and development center in Mexico City, the company reported. The US$1 million facility is intended to develop custom solutions for the company’s 200 clients in the Mexican automotive supply chain as well as OEMs. (El financiero, August 19, 2016)
  • Education: Spain-based English language school Kids & Us plans aggressive expansion in Mexico, the company reported. The chain currently operates six learning centers in Mexico and plans to boost that number to 250 over the next 10 years. (El Financiero, August 16, 2016)
  • Food processing: Mexican food products manufacturer La Moderna is nearing completion of a new production facility in the northern state of Coahuila, the company reported. The US$4 million plant will become the company’s fifth in Mexico and is projected to produce wheat-based pastas. (El Financiero, August 15, 2016)
  • Airlines: Mexican air carrier Aeromexico reported plans to invest up to US$50 million over the next five years to improve its digital platform. Upgrade targets include the company’s web site, ticket sales, airport kiosks and apps for Apple watch, among others. (El Financiero, August 17, 2016) 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:

  • Food processing: Mexican dairy products giant Grupo Lala plans investment of approximately US$7 million to expand its pasteurized products plant in the western state of Jalisco, the company reported. Lala also plans to establish three new distribution centers in the region. (El Financiero, May 25, 2016)
  • Telecommunications: Spanish telecom operator Telefónica is planning five projects in Mexico this year requiring investment of approximately US$185 million, the company reported. Resources will support expansion of its 4G LTE network to new areas of the country and reinforcement of its fiber optic network, among other activities. (El Financiero, May 20, 2016)
  • Solar energy: Spanish energy investors Fisterra Energy initiated construction of a major solar power plant in the northern state of Chihuahua, the state government reported. The US$350 million generation site reportedly will include 1.5 million photovoltaic panels. (El Financiero, May 18, 2016)
  • Medical devices: Italian medical device manufacturer Haemotronic announced plans to establish a production site in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The US$10 million facility is planned to take advantage of its border location to serve the U.S. market. (Mexican Business Web, May 18, 2016)
  • Pharmaceuticals: German drug maker Merck is planning to expand production capacity at its plant in the central State of Mexico at an estimated cost of US$9.8 million, the company reported. The site produces a substantial portion of Merck’s OTC products for the Latin American market. (Reforma, May 6, 2016)
  • Tourism: Mexican adventure park operator Experiencias Xcaret plans investment of approximately US$25 million to open a new ecological entertainment park in the southeastern state of Quintana Roo. The company operates popular adventure parks in the Riviera May region such as Xcaret, Xel Ha and Xplor. (Reforma, May 4, 2016)
  • Automotive: German electronics and engineering multinational Bosch is projecting investment of approximately US$100 million in Mexico operations this year. A substantial portion of the funds will support a new plant to produce automotive steering columns under construction in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. (El Financiero, May 5, 2016)
  • Services: U.S. assisted living service providers Belmont Village plan to open their first facility in Mexico, the company reported. The US$42 million housing and care complex for seniors is planned to be the first of a series of similar sites Belmont will open in Mexico’s largest cities. (El Financiero, May 3, 2016)
  • Electronics: Mexican automotive electronics manufacturer Seeräuber Automotive inaugurated a new production plant in the western state of Jalisco, the company reported. The US$1 million site will provide manufacturing, assembly and supply management services to regional Tier 1 automotive suppliers. (Mundo Automotriz, May 3, 2016)

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