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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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Supply chain woes vex Mexican chemical industry

chemistryDespite losing ground in its share of the national GDP over the last 20 years, Mexico’s chemical industry continues to produce important products and inputs for a range of other manufacturing sectors in the country.  The industry has hit some bumps in the road of late, though, which will have to be dealt with if it is to establish a solid path to growth.  The combined annual value of production of chemicals, rubber and plastics dropped by 16% in 2015 over the previous year, according to INEGI data, following a smaller decline the previous year. The sharp drop in chemicals production in 2015 underscores one of the most significant challenges currently facing the industry:  Interruptions in the domestic supply of critical raw materials from Pemex.  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:

  • Steel: Mexican steel producer Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) inaugurated a steel plate normalizing plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$140 million facility is expected to process steel for rail tanker cars, marine vessels and other applications requiring hardened steel. (El Tiempo, June 28, 2016)
  • Commercial real estate: Mexican developer GICSA is projecting approximately US$1.6 billion to build 15 shopping centers and mixed-use developments through 2018, the company reported. Projects include luxury sites in resort areas Playa del Carmen and Puerto Vallarta, as well as the Mexico City and Cuernavaca areas. (El Financiero, June 22, 2016)
  • Infrastructure: Canadian investment group Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (CDPQ) plans joint investment of US$834.5 million with Mexican investment consortium CKD Infraestructura México to develop infrastructure projects in Mexico, the Mexican government reported. Projects are expected to focus on electricity generation, transmission and distribution. (El Financiero, June 28, 2016)
  • Healthcare: U.S. wellness services provider Cenegenics plans investment of approximately US$10 million over the coming two years to open 10 clinics in Mexico, the company reported. Cenegenics’ program of “age management medicine” targets premium level consumers. (Reforma, June 17, 2016)
  • Aerospace: Spanish aerospace engine and turbine manufacturer ITP plans to expand production capacity at its plant in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. The US$50 million investment will support design and production of components such as fuselages, radial structures, seals and hydraulic systems. (Reforma, June 20, 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:

  • Retail: Mexican toy retailer Juguetron plans to open 10 to 15 new stores in 2016, the company reported. Projected investment for the expansion was not specified by the company, which currently operates 77 retail locations in Mexico. (El Financiero, December 18, 2015)
  • Aerospace: French aerospace manufacturer Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD), a subsidiary of Safran, is in the process of executing investment of approximately US$14 million through 2018, the company reported. MBD is currently expanding capacity to manufacture aircraft landing gear at its plant in the central state of Querétaro. (El Financiero, December 15, 2015)
  • Transport: Mexican inter-city passenger bus operator Grupo ADO will invest approximately US$6 million to build a new eco-friendly passenger terminal in the southeastern city of Chetumal. The LEED-certified site is planned to include high efficiency technologies in areas such as energy consumption, potable water and CO2 emissions reduction, among others. (El Financiero, December 11, 2015)
  • Pet food: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé inaugurated a new pet food plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the company reported. The US$220 million facility will produce Purina product to help Nestlé keep up with 10% annual growth in demand. (El Financiero, December 10, 2015)
  • Natural gas: Spanish natural gas utility Gas Natural Fenosa is projecting investment of approximately US$135 million to expand Mexico operations in 2016, the company reported. Fenosa plans to extend its natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline network to add new industrial and residential customers. (El Financiero, December 10, 2015) 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:

  • Wind power: Spanish energy developer Iberdrola is planning to build four new wind energy generation plants in the southern state of Puebla via combined investment of US$2 billion, the company reported. Iberdrola recently inaugurated a 66 Mw wind power plant in the same state at a cost of US$130 million. (Reforma, November 26, 2015)
  • Food processing: Mexican dairy products producer Cremería Americana and Austrian baking ingredients producer Backaldrin jointly installed a new plant in the central State of Mexico at a cost of approximately US$2.3 million.   The facility is expected to produce specialized flours for local and regional industrial bakers such as Mexico’s Bimbo. (El Financiero, November 24, 2015)
  • Transportation: U.S.-Mexican joint venture Otay Tijuana Ventures is nearing completion of a new border-crossing facility between the cities of Tijuana, Mexico and San Diego, United States. The US$120 million binational bridge linked to the Tijuana airport is expected to include retail space and significantly reduce border crossing time for travelers. (El Financiero, November 25, 2015)
  • Automotive: South Korean auto maker Kia Motors announced it has completed construction on a state-of-the-art manufacturing complex in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The US$3 billion plant is composed primarily of stamping, body welding, paint and assembly modules. (Automotive Fleet, November 24, 2015)
  • Biotechnology: Mexican pharmaceutical manufacturer Liomont plans to construct a new production plant in the central State of Mexico at a cost of “several million dollars,” the company reported. The site is projected to begin producing biopharmaceuticals to treat chronic degenerative diseases in 2017. (Reforma, November 23, 2015) Read the rest of this entry »

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