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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Logistics: U.S.-based industrial real estate developer Prologis plans investment of US$180 million in Mexico operations this year, the company reported. Projects include construction of new industrial parks as well as acquisition of parks currently under construction. (El Financiero, March 26, 2015)
  • Retail: Mexican upscale department store chain Palacio de Hierro will establish a new store in the Gulf coast city of Veracruz at a cost of approximately US$40 million. The store will be part of a new oceanfront commercial development to include retail space, offices, restaurants and cinemas. (El Financiero, March 23, 2015)
  • Entertainment: Mexican cinema operator Cinemex projects it will add up to 170 screens to Mexico operations in 2015 at a cost of approximately US$100 million. Cinemex also plans to enter the U.S. market in 2016, the company reported. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Apertura, March 23, 2015)
  • Information technology: Mexican telecommunications service provider Alestra will invest approximately US$108 million in Mexico operations this year, the company reported. Plans include a major expansion of the company’s data center in the central state of Querétaro, one of five such centers Alestra operates in the country. (El Financiero, March 20, 2015)
  • Automotive: Canadian auto parts manufacturer Magna International plans investment of approximately US$135 million to install a production plant in the central state of Querétaro. The facility is planned to produce fenders, panels and other exterior vehicle parts for global OEMs. (El Financiero, March 19, 2015)
  • Food processing: DuPont Mexico, subsidiary of U.S. chemical giant DuPont, plans investment of US$10 million in Mexico operations in 2015, the company reported. Projects include expansion of the company’s pectin extraction plant in the western state of Colima. (Reforma, March 19, 2015) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Mexico wind power update

WindmillThe development of wind power, and renewable energies in general, were long delayed in Mexico due to the state energy monopoly and focus on the country’s fossil fuels industry.  The decline of Mexico’s petroleum reserves and simultaneous growth of renewable energy generation in other countries, however, led to increased interest in renewables in recent years.  The administration of President Felipe Calderón (2006 – 2012) pushed through some modest but important policy changes, and in general increased the Mexican government’s efforts to promote and support the development of renewable power generation.  Over the past 10 years, wind power has been among the energy sources receiving the greatest impetus in Mexico, and this trend stands only to increase once the current administration’s energy reform is implemented. Continue reading Mexico wind power update

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Pharmaceutical: Mexican pharmaceutical group Neolpharma inaugurated a new production plant in Mexico City, the company reported.  The US$20 million facility will produce oral and intravenous solutions as well as providing bottling services to other pharmaceutical manufacturers in the area. (Reforma, October 30, 2012)
  • Wind energy: Mexican multinational baking giant Grupo Bimbo inaugurated a new wind power generation plant in the southern state of Oaxaca.  The US$200 million facility boasts installed capacity of 90 Mw and was built by the Mexican subsidiary of Spain’s Renovalia Energy. (CNN Expansión, October 31, 2012)
  • Real estate: The Riviera Nayarit region of Mexico’s Pacific coast has approximately US$160 million worth of new hotel development either underway or projected, the Riviera Nayarit Convention and Visitors Office reported.  Projects include new hotels for chains such as Iberostar, Occidental Grand and Palladium in locations such as Nuevo Vallarta, Bahía Banderas and Litubú. (Mexican Business Web, November 5, 2012)
  • Solar energy: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA) inaugurated a solar power generating park on the site of its international airport in the northern city of Zacatecas.  The US$1 million installation is projected to supply the airport with 370,000 Kw/h per year, according to OMA. (Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte, November 1, 2012)
  • Automotive: U.S. auto components manufacturer Johnson Controls will establish a new manufacturing operation in the central state of Queretaro via investment of US$15 million, the state government announced.  (Mexican Business Web, November 7, 2012) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico