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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Steel: Steel producer Ternium, subsidiary of Italian-Argentinian steel and energy conglomerate Techint, announced plans to build a US$1.1 billion hot rolling mill in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The new plant will allow the company to produce more sophisticated hot rolled steel sheeting using the most advanced technology. (Metal Bulletin, September 28, 2017)
  • Tourism: Mexican industrial and services conglomerate Grupo IUSA initiated construction of a major new theme park in Mexico’s southeastern Riviera Maya tourism region. The US$840 million AMIKOO entertainment center is projected to include an amusement park, hotel, museum of Mayan archeology, convention center, shopping center, concert arena, food courts and other attractions. (September 19, 2017)
  • Manufacturing: Mexican bathroom fixture manufacturer Helvex reported investment of US$40 million this year to expand production capacity. A 30% increase in the company’s output of products such as faucets, shower heads and drains is allowing Helvex to target South American markets more aggressively. (El Financiero, September 19, 2017)
  • Logistics: Mexican pharmaceutical wholesaler Maypo inaugurated a new distribution center in Mexico City. The US$33 million complex includes 3.2 million cubic feet of warehouse capacity for dry and refrigerated product. (El Financiero, September 13, 2017)
  • Brewing: Mexican brewer Grupo Modelo, subsidiary of Belgium-based brewing multinational Anheuser-Busch InBev, projects investment of approximately US$777 million in 2018, the company reported. Projects were not specified other than that the company plans to expand production capacity. (El Financiero, September 8, 2017) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Chemicals: U.S. chemical firm The Chemours Company initiated construction on a new production plant in the northern state of Durango, the company reported. The US$150 million facility is planned to produce solid sodium cyanide for the Mexican mining industry. (The Chemours Company, June 26, 2017)
  • Commercial real estate: Mexican real estate developers Fibra Shop and Grupo Frel will team up to expand existing retail complexes in the coastal tourist locations of Cancun and Los Cabos at a cost of approximately US$111 million, the companies reported. The expansions will incorporate the companies’ “Espacio Latino” marketing concept, which highlights Mexican culture, folklore, gastronomy and design into the shopping mall environment. (El Financiero, June 30, 2017)
  • Gas stations: Mexican gas station operator Grupo Lodemo reported plans to invest approximately US$5.6 million to convert 16 of its stations from the government-owned Pemex brand to the company’s own La Gas brand. Lodemo seeks to close the year with 50 locations in operation under the La Gas brand in the southeastern state of Yucatan. (El Financiero, June 29, 2017)
  • Electronics: French automation technology multinational Schneider Electric reported plans to invest US$10 million in manufacturing operations in the northwest state of Baja California. Resources will support production of thermal magnetic circuit breakers. (El Economista, June 21, 2017)
  • Aerospace: U.S. aerospace composites and textiles manufacturer Albany International plans approximately US$14 million of investment in the central state of Querétaro, the state government reported from the Paris Air Show. The resources are expected to support composite manufacturing operations in the state. (AM de Querétaro, June 20, 2017) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Automotive: German auto maker Audi inaugurated a major new manufacturing plant in the southeastern state of Puebla. The US$1.3 billion facility will produce the brand’s Q5 premium sports utility vehicle (SUV) for export around the world, according to media reports. (Expansión, September 30, 2016)
  • Technology: U.S. networking technology manufacturer Cisco Systems estimates it will invest up to US$4 billion in Mexico operations over the next two years, the Mexican government reported. Resources reportedly will support increased production  of products such as routers, servers and video-conferencing screens for export to 110 countries. (Bloomberg, September 27, 2016)
  • Electronics: Japanese audio speaker manufacturer Tohoku Pioneer will establish a manufacturing plant in the western state of Jalisco, the Jalisco state government announced. The US$5million production site will be located next to an existing Pioneer Corp. plant producing GPS systems. (Informador, September 27, 2016)
  • Steel: Mexican steel wire producer Deacero is projecting approximately US$300 million in investment over the next two years in Mexico operations. Plans include adding new products to the company’s portfolio, particularly for the automotive industry. (Reforma, September 8, 2016)
  • Solar power: IEnova, the Mexican subsidiary of U.S. natural gas utility Sempra Energy, plans to invest approximately US$150 million in the two energy generation projects it was awarded in a recent government auction. IEnova will build two solar parks in the states of Aguascalientes and Baja California. (El Financiero, September 29, 2016)
  • Casual dining: Mexican casual dining franchise operator Orquest Foods plans to open 60 Papa John’s pizza restaurants in Mexico over the next eight years, the company reported. Orquest recently acquired 26 Papa John’s locations in the Mexico City metropolitan area.  (Reforma, September 9, 2016) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico