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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Logistics: Mexican 3PL services provider Solistica, subsidiary of diversified corporate group FEMSA, inaugurated a new distribution center in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The site is part of US$50 million in investment planned for the current year, in areas including expansion of infrastructure, transport, distribution centers, warehousing and systems technology. (Reforma, March 29, 2022)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool announced investment of US$30 million across various manufacturing sites in Mexico to increase production capacity. The company produces products such as refrigerators, ovens and washing machines at five plants in the country. (Reforma, March 28, 2022)
  • E-commerce: Mexican furniture retailer Muebles Dico launched an on-line marketplace called TodoMuebles to sell the company’s own products in addition to those of other small businesses. The new e-commerce site offers furniture as well as products for home decor, kitchen, lighting, office, children, and accessories. (Reforma, March 25, 2022)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA) reported it will invest an unspecified amount to convert its airport in the northeastern industrial city of Monterrey into a hub for international flights. Plans include construction of a new air traffic control center and control tower. (Reforma, March 21, 2022)
  • Steel: Mexican steel products maker Deacero announced plans to construct a new manufacturing plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$21 million site is expected to produce raw and galvanized steel beams for the electricity, telecommunications, oil and gas industries. (El Financiero, March 17, 2022)

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Mexico passes new fintech law as sector surges

On March 9, 2018 the Mexican government published a new financial technology law, called the Law to Regulate Financial Technology Institutions (Ley para Regular las Instituciones de Tecnología Financiera, or Ley Fintech).  The text of the law states up front that’s its goal is to “regulate the financial services provided by financial technology institutions, as well as their organization, operation and functioning and the financial services subject to any special regulation that are offered or carried out by innovative means.”  Conventional banks in Mexico have long been regulated of course but the recent surge in new technologies and tech startups in the financial sector has been making both regulators and old-school bankers jumpy.  This, then, is a first stab at setting up a basic regulatory environment for the new wave of mostly internet-based access and transaction platforms and products.  Continue reading Mexico passes new fintech law as sector surges

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Energy: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola announced it has been awarded a contract to construct and operate a combined cycle electricity generation plant in the northwestern state of Sinaloa. The US$400 million plant is projected to have generation capacity of 766 MW. (El Financiero, March 22, 2017)
  • Food processing: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé plans to invest approximately US$28 million to achieve water savings at its coffee processing plant in the central city of Toluca. Process modifications will include reduction of steam use, improved condensation recovery and the re-use of pre-treated water in industrial services, the company reported. (El Financiero, March 22, 2017)
  • Entertainment: Mexican corporate group Diniz reported it will add six new family entertainment centers under its Recórcholis brand in Mexico this year at a cost of approximately US$12 million. The centers include children’s activities such as games, rides, bowling, ice skating, go karts, miniature golf and others. (Reforma, March 22, 2017)
  • Logistics: U.S. transport and storage company Bulkmatic, through its Mexico subsidiary Bulkmatic de México, plans to construct a fuel storage terminal in the central state of Hidalgo, the company reported. The US$50 million project will include 10 tanks for gasoline, diesel and biodiesel. (Reforma, March 22, 2017)
  • Retail: Mexican upscale department store operator Liverpool announced it will open 11 new stores in the country during the current year. A planned US$300 million in investment will support new retail locations principally under the company’s Fábricas de Francia brand, in addition to maintenance operations for existing stores. (El Financiero, March 16, 2017) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico