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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)

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Pharmaceuticals: Following investment of approximately US$117 million, Mexican pharmaceutical manufacturer Landsteiner Scientific will begin production in October at its new plant in the central city of Toluca. The new site includes state-of-the-art technology for the production of generic and biotechnological medications. (Reforma, September 30, 2015)
  • Information technology: U.S. computer technology company Oracle initiated construction on a new Oracle Mexico Development Center in the western state of Jalisco. The US$86 million research and development site will house activities such as technology development and research on data integration, mobile technologies and the internet of things, according to the Jalisco state government. (El Financiero, September 28, 2015)
  • Retail: U.S. DIY home improvement retailer The Home Depot plans investment of approximately US$88 million to expand its presence in Mexico in 2016. Plans include opening five new stores in the country next year. (El Financiero, September 22, 2015)
  • Casual dining: Mexico’s leading operator of casual dining franchises, Alsea, is projecting investment of approximately US$120 million in 2016 to open some 140 new retail locations. Alsea operates restaurant brands including Burger King, Starbucks, Domino’s Pizza, P.F. Chang’s, and others in Mexico. (El Financiero, September 17, 2015)
  • Pet supplies: U.S. pet products specialty retailer Petco plans to open approximately 50 new sales locations in Mexico by 2019, the company reported. Petco currently operates 18 stores in the country in association with Mexican corporate group Grupo Gigante. (Reforma, September 21, 2015) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Telecommunications: U.S. telecom giant AT&T announced plans to invest approximately US$3 billion in Mexico through 2018. The company’s aggressive plans will focus on extending its high-speed mobile Internet service to 100 million people in the country. (AT&T, June 25, 2015)
  • Aerospace: U.S. aerospace components manufacturer Esterline Corp. plans investment of approximately US$35 million in its Mexico operations. The company seeks to increase production of sensors, connections and molded plastic parts at its plant in the northern border city of Tijuana. (El Financiero, June 17, 2015)
  • Rail: Mexican mining conglomerate and rail transport operator Grupo Mexico will invest approximately US$50 million to upgrade railroad infrastructure, the company reported. Projects include track replacement for group’s Ferromex and Ferrosur rail lines in 21 Mexican states. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Cierre, June 24, 2015)
  • Aerospace: France-based Hutchinson Aerospace reported investment of US$40 million in its manufacturing operations in the northwestern state of Baja California. Resources will support expanding capacity for production of vibration and noise control systems for aircraft. (El Financiero, June 17, 2015)
  • Beverage: U.S. drinks giant Constellation Brands is currently implementing a US$2 billion investment program in support of its operations in the northern Mexican state of Coahuila, the company reported. Plans are focused on increasing production capacity at the company’s beer brewing and glass manufacturing plants in the municipality of Nava. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Bolsa, June 16, 2015) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico