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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

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer La Comer reported it is on track to invest approximately US$155 million this year in store remodels, new stores and retail technology upgrades. The chain announced plans to open 8 – 10 new stores per year for the foreseeable future. (El Financiero, October 31, 2018)
  • Logistics: Mexican department store operator and commercial real estate developer Liverpool plans to invest up to approximately US$155 million in its Arco Norte Logistics Center in the central State of Mexico through 2022, the company reported. The distribution center is expected to begin handling appliances and furniture in 2021 with clothing, linens and accessories to follow in 2022. (El Financiero, October 29, 2018)
  • Food processing: Guatemala-based Grupo IDEALSA will invest US$70 million to establish processing operations in Mexico’s southern Puerto Chiapas Special Economic Zone (ZEE), the Mexican government reported. The two-plant site is planned to produce edible oils, fruit juices and dairy beverages. (El Financiero, October 18, 2018)
  • Paper processing: Mexican packaging manufacturer Grupo Gondi will establish a new production plant in the northwestern state of Sonora, the state Governor’s office reported. The US$44 million facility is expected to produce corrugated cardboard packaging with high quality graphics. (Expreso, October 14, 2018)
  • Motorcycles: Mexican automotive manufacturing and sales company MotoDrive, master distributor of the Indian motorcycle brand Bajaj in Mexico, announced plans to establish two assembly plants in the country. Total investment was not specified for the sites, which are expected to produce vehicles for the domestic market. (El Financiero, October 11, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Automotive: U.S. automotive components supplier Android Industries inaugurated a new operations plant in the central state of Guanajuato. The US$21 million site is expected to put together kits of products such as spare tires, radiators, consoles and other parts for General Motors auto manufacturing plants.  (El Financiero, September 28, 2018)
  • Solar power: French energy conglomerate Engie announced it will construct a solar power generation plant in the northwestern state of Sonora. The US$111 million facility is projected to have generation capacity of 130.8 MW.  (Reforma, September 27, 2018)
  • OTC pharma: British-owned OTC medicines maker Sal de Uvas Picot plans approximately US$4.8 million in investment in Mexico manufacturing operations, the company reported. Resources will support a 20% expansion of production capacity for antacid products and cold medicines under the brands Sal de Uvas Picot and Mucinex.  (El Financiero, September 26, 2018)
  • Airlines: Mexican passenger air carrier Interjet will expand an existing aircraft order to Airbus for 20 more airplanes at a cost of approximately US$79 million, the company reported. The new A329 NEO aircraft will be phased into service over the coming five years. (El Financiero, September 17, 2018)
  • Liquor: S-Japanese drinks giant Beam Suntory has invested approximately US$60 million from 2017 through the present to modernize and expand its tequila plant in the western state of Jalisco, the company reported. Beam Suntory is launching a campaign to gain market share in the country for its traditional tequila brands Sauza and Hornitos. (El Financiero, September 12, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico