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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Chemicals: U.S. chemical firm The Chemours Company initiated construction on a new production plant in the northern state of Durango, the company reported. The US$150 million facility is planned to produce solid sodium cyanide for the Mexican mining industry. (The Chemours Company, June 26, 2017)
  • Commercial real estate: Mexican real estate developers Fibra Shop and Grupo Frel will team up to expand existing retail complexes in the coastal tourist locations of Cancun and Los Cabos at a cost of approximately US$111 million, the companies reported. The expansions will incorporate the companies’ “Espacio Latino” marketing concept, which highlights Mexican culture, folklore, gastronomy and design into the shopping mall environment. (El Financiero, June 30, 2017)
  • Gas stations: Mexican gas station operator Grupo Lodemo reported plans to invest approximately US$5.6 million to convert 16 of its stations from the government-owned Pemex brand to the company’s own La Gas brand. Lodemo seeks to close the year with 50 locations in operation under the La Gas brand in the southeastern state of Yucatan. (El Financiero, June 29, 2017)
  • Electronics: French automation technology multinational Schneider Electric reported plans to invest US$10 million in manufacturing operations in the northwest state of Baja California. Resources will support production of thermal magnetic circuit breakers. (El Economista, June 21, 2017)
  • Aerospace: U.S. aerospace composites and textiles manufacturer Albany International plans approximately US$14 million of investment in the central state of Querétaro, the state government reported from the Paris Air Show. The resources are expected to support composite manufacturing operations in the state. (AM de Querétaro, June 20, 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:

  • Motorcycles: Italian vehicle maker Piaggio plans to introduce its Vespa brand of scooters in the Mexican market. The company will invest US$3 million to open seven Vespa agencies in the coming months in conjunction with Mexican distributor Grupo Zapata, the latter company reported. (El Financiero, November 30, 2016)
  • Retail: Mexican developers Thor Urbana and Grupo Orlegi announced plans to build a major shopping center complex in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$90 million site will be constructed as an adjunct to the soccer stadium home to the popular Santos Laguna club of the Mexican soccer league. (El Financiero, November 30, 2016)
  • Hotels: Mexican hotel operator Grupo Posadas inaugurated three new hotels in the northeastern city of Monterrey at a cost of approximately US$60 million, the company reported. The new properties are designed with aspects specifically targeting the millennial market, according to Posadas. (El Financiero, November 25, 2016)
  • Wind power: Unnamed investors will finance the construction of a 40MW wind energy generation plant in the central state of Querétaro, the state government announced. The US$40 million project is planned to include 40 generation turbines. (El Financiero, November 25, 2016)
  • Construction materials: Mexican flooring manufacturer Interceramic initiated construction on a new production plant in the central state of Guanajuato. The US$80 million factory will become the company’s 10th in Mexico. (Obras Web, November 25, 2016)
  • Biofuel: Mexican engineering firm Soluciones en Ingeniería Naval Marina y Terrestre has obtained a permit to construct a biofuel refinery in the eastern state of Veracruz, the Ministry of Environment and Natural Resources (Semarnat) reported. The cost was not specified for the new facility, which is planned to produce 120 million liters annually of ETI01 ethanol. (El Financiero, November 25, 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:

  • Automotive: German auto maker Audi inaugurated a major new manufacturing plant in the southeastern state of Puebla. The US$1.3 billion facility will produce the brand’s Q5 premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) for export around the world, according to media reports. (Expansión, September 30, 2016)
  • Technology: U.S. networking technology manufacturer Cisco Systems estimates it will invest up to US$4 billion in Mexico operations over the next two years, the Mexican government reported. Resources reportedly will support increased production  of products such as routers, servers and video-conferencing screens for export to 110 countries. (Bloomberg, September 27, 2016)
  • Electronics: Japanese audio speaker manufacturer Tohoku Pioneer will establish a manufacturing plant in the western state of Jalisco, the Jalisco state government announced. The US$5million production site will be located next to an existing Pioneer Corp. plant producing GPS systems. (Informador, September 27, 2016)
  • Steel: Mexican steel wire producer Deacero is projecting approximately US$300 million in investment over the next two years in Mexico operations. Plans include adding new products to the company’s portfolio, particularly for the automotive industry. (Reforma, September 8, 2016)
  • Solar power: IEnova, the Mexican subsidiary of U.S. natural gas utility Sempra Energy, plans to invest approximately US$150 million in the two energy generation projects it was awarded in a recent government auction. IEnova will build two solar parks in the states of Aguascalientes and Baja California. (El Financiero, September 29, 2016)
  • Casual dining: Mexican casual dining franchise operator Orquest Foods plans to open 60 Papa John’s pizza restaurants in Mexico over the next eight years, the company reported. Orquest recently acquired 26 Papa John’s locations in the Mexico City metropolitan area.  (Reforma, September 9, 2016) Read the rest of this entry »

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Mexico seeks entry into pharma practices agreement

PharmaMexico’s pharmaceutical industry has been performing well in recent years.  Both multinational subsidiaries and domestic manufacturers are targeting booming maladies like obesity and diabetes, and taking advantage of the relatively low cost of clinical testing and R&D.  But as private sector manufacturers make headlines investing in flashy new laboratories, The Mexican government has been quietly pursuing a regulatory initiative that may soon make an important impact on pharmaceutical manufacturing in the country. 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:

  • Couriers: Envía, the courier division of Mexican passenger bus service operator Estrella Blanca, is planning an investment strategy of approximately US$5 million annually over the next five years to overtake rival Estafeta in the domestic package delivery market. Resources will support acquisition of new fleet vehicles and an aggressive marketing campaign, among other expansion initiatives. (El Financiero, August 31, 2015)
  • Entertainment: U.S. family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese reported plans to invest approximately US$28 million through 2018 to expand its presence in the Mexican market. The company recently inaugurated its second casual dining and family entertainment center in the country. (El Financiero, August 31, 2015)
  • Pharmaceuticals: Swiss pharmaceuticals maker Novartis plans to boost investment in clinical research in Mexico to approximately US$50 million over the next five years, the company reported. Investment will be extended to Centers of Excellence responsible for promoting best practices among health institutions in the country. (El Financiero, August 25, 2015)
  • Retail: Dutch clothing retailer C&A plans to open six to eight new stores in Mexico in 2016 at a cost of approximately US$8.5 million, the company reported. C&A currently operates 75 sales locations in the country. (El Financiero, August 17, 2015)
  • Meat: Mexican meat processor SuKarne has invested approximately US$38 million in its integrated sanitary processing system since 2014, the company reported. Upgrades to health safety systems include infrastructure, monitoring systems and microbiological analysis capabilities. (El Financiero, August 19, 2015) Read the rest of this entry »

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