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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Petroleum: Netherlands-based oil company Royal Dutch Shell is projecting investment of approximately US$800 million in Mexico oil exploration operations, the company reported. Separately, Spanish oil company Repsol reported plans to invest US$330 million in deep-water exploration off Mexico’s Gulf coast. (Reforma, June 17 and 19, 2019)
  • Banks: Spanish bank BBVA plans investment of approximately US$3.3 billion through 2024 in Mexico banking operations, the company reported. Resources will support replacement of automatic teller machines (ATMs), renovation of branches and efforts to extend services to unbanked or underbanked sectors. (El Sol de México, June 11, 2019)
  • Optical equipment: German precision device manufacturer Carl Zeiss announced a US$41 million expansion of its plant in the northwestern border city of Tijuana. The upgrade will add two production lines in support of the company’s PhotoFusion vision products operations. (Siglo21 Periódico Industrial, June 18, 2019)
  • Coatings: Mexican steel maker Altos Hornos de México (AHMSA) and Korean machinery manufacturer Paco Engineering announced an alliance to establish a coatings plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$20 million facility is expected to provide painting of galvanized steel sheeting for construction and appliance manufacturing applications. (Reforma, June 11, 2019)
  • Solar power: Chilean green power developer Atlas Renewable Energy inaugurated its first project in Mexico, the Guajiro solar park in the central state of Hidalgo. The US$100 million site, which is planned to have installed capacity of 129 MW, will supply electricity to Mexico’s Federal Electricity Commission. (Reforma, June 11, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Fuel storage: Mexican diversified conglomerate Grupo México reported plans to construct two new fuel storage terminals, to be located in the cities of Guadalajara and Monterrey. The US$1.04 billion project is planned to supply gasoline, diesel and jet fuel to the two key industrial and population centers. (El Financiero, April 30, 2019)
  • Dairy: Mexican beverage bottler Industria Mexicana de Coca Cola inaugurated a new dairy products plant for its Jugos del Valle – Santa Clara subsidiary in the western state of Jalisco. The US$105 million facility bottles milk as well as packaging other fruit-based beverages. (Reforma, April 30, 2019)
  • Coatings: Swiss-owned industrial coatings maker Oerlikon Balzers inaugurated a US$4.2 million manufacturing plant in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. Oerlikon Balzers produces protective coatings for the automotive, aerospace, food processing and metal mechanic industries. (El Financiero, April 5, 2019)
  • Retail: Mexican retail operator Grupo Sanborns reported plans to invest approximately US$148 million this year in expansion. Projects include opening 20 new iShop consumer electronics stores and expanding and upgrading the company’s Sears and Sanborns department stores and Mixup home entertainment stores. (El Financiero, April 29, 2019)
  • Food processing: Mexican industrial miller and tortilla producer Gruma reported investment of approximately US$30 million during the first quarter of this year in operations in Mexico and the United States. Projects included construction of a new tortilla factory in the southern state of Puebla, installation of three new corn silos at existing plants and general technology upgrades. (Reforma, April 26, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Construction: Mexican corporate identify design and construction firm Grupo Escato established a new US$80 million operations center in the central State of Mexico, the company reported. The site will be equipped with latest-generation machinery for producing customized brand identity environments for banks and other corporate buildings from materials such as wood, metal and plastic. (Reforma, November 29, 2018)
  • Water treatment: German auto maker Audi inaugurated a reverse osmosis water purification plant at its production facility in the southeastern city of Puebla, the company reported. Investment was not specified for the project, which reportedly will allow the manufacturing site to recycle 100% of the water used for production operations. (Expansión, November 15, 2018)
  • Solar power: Mexican cement conglomerate Cemex has begun construction of a large scale solar energy generation park in the northern state of Zacatecas, the company reported. The US$320 million site is projected to have capacity of 378 MW and supply power for Cemex operations and sale to other companies. (Reforma, November 16, 2018)
  • Food processing: Mexican food ingredient manufacturer Deiman reported it is constructing a new production plant at an unspecified cost in the southeastern state of Puebla. The company produces flavorings, colorings and other additives for processed foods to serve clients in the domestic market as well as for export to the United States, Europe and South America. (Reforma, November 20, 2018)
  • Retail: China-based lifestyle and personal care products retailer Mumuso plans to grow from 21 to 100 stores in Mexico by the end of 2019, the company reported. Investment was not specified for the expansion, which includes sourcing more products from local suppliers than the chain customarily does in Asia. (El Financiero, November 16, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico