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
Information collected from media reports over the past month:
- Retail: Mexico’s leading retailer Walmart de Mexico announced it will invest approximately US$1.5 billion in its Mexico and Central American operations this year. The record investment will be channeled into the opening of over 400 new stores, in addition to technology acquisition and efficiency programs. (El Financiero, February 22, 2012)
- Water treatment: Mexican construction company Grupo Carso announced it will invest approximately US$1 billion in the construction of a major water treatment plant at Atotonilco in the central state of Hidalgo. The plant is planned to recycle 60% of waste water in the Valley of Mexico, in which Mexico City is located. (El Financiero, March 7, 2012)
- Automotive: Japanese autoparts maker Yorozu plans to invest approximately US$70 million to build a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Guanajuato. The new facility, the company’s second in Mexico, will produce shock absorbers to meet demand from the country’s surging vehicle production. (Businessweek, February 13, 2012)
- Food processing: Italian confectioner Ferrero will invest US$190 million to build a new production plant in the central state of Guanajuato. The plant will produce chocolates under the Ferrero Rocher brand in addition to other sweets. (El Economista, February 22, 2012)
- Retail: U.S.-based supermarket and general merchandise retailer H-E-B plans to add five new stores in Mexico in 2012, raising the number its sales locations in the country to 44. H-E-B Mexico sales surpassed US$1 billion in 2011. (NAFTA Works, March, 2012)
- Energy: The North American Development Bank (NADB) agreed to provide financing for the construction of a wind farm to produce electricity in the northern state of Tamaulipas. The generation plant, to be developed by Compañía Eólica de Tamaulipas, S.A. de C.V. (CETSA), will provide energy for purchase by leading grocery and general merchandise retailer Soriana. (NADB, February 13, 2012) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico
Reports on some recent and upcoming investment collected from the local business media:
- Water treatment: Mexican sugar producer Grupo Azucarero México (GAM) revealed it will begin construction next month on a new waste water treatment plant. GAM has invested US$35 million over the past four years in automation process technology, as well as a system for generating electricity through steam produced by burning cane bagasse.
- Logistics: Guanajuato’s Guanajuato Interior Port multimodal logistics center will enter a new phase of expansion in the coming months. Approximately US$55 million in new investment will be carried out to expand existing infrastructure at the site, which includes Customs facilities, a free zone, ground and air cargo handling services, industrial yards and related operations.
- Automotive: German engine components maker Getrag Transmissions Manufacturing inaugurated a new production plant in the central city of Guanajuato. The US$500 million facility will manufacture transmissions for the Ford Fiesta line being built at Ford’s Cuautitlan Izcalli plant outside Mexico City.
- Manufacturing: French digital media manufacturer Technicolor will begin making 3D Blu-ray discs for Warner Brothers at its Guadalajara plant this year. The company is investing US$11.4 million in the plant to boost production capacity.
- Green building: Mexican developer Homex announced plans to develop four new housing complexes in north western Mexico based on the concept of Integrated Sustainable Urban Developments. The first of these complexes will require investment of US$27 million and all will incorporate green building technologies. Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment