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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Construction: Mexican developer Vinte plans investment of approximately US$158 million in housing construction this year, the company reported. The company plans to build 600- and 700-unit middle class complexes in the cities of Pachuca and Monterrey, respectively. (El Financiero, January 25, 2018)
  • Gas stations: French oil and gas multinational Total reported plans to open up to 100 filling stations in Mexico this year under its own brand. The amount of investment was not specified for the expansion, which will be concentrated generally in the central region of the country. (El Financiero, January 18, 2018)
  • Chemicals: Dutch chemicals multinational AzkoNobel is projecting approximately US$14.6 million in investment to support Mexico operations during the current year. Projects include expanding production capacity and upgrading the company’s organic peroxides plant in the central State of Mexico. (El Financiero, January 18, 2018)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark plans investment of approximately US$100 million in Mexico operations in 2018, the company reported. Resources will primarily support expansion of production capacity, improvements to products and cost reduction strategies. (El Financiero, January 22, 2018)
  • Wind power: Italian renewable energy developer Enel Green Power initiated construction on a new wind power plant in the northeastern state of Tamaulipas. The US$120 million site is projected to have generation capacity of 93 MW. (Milenio, January 19, 2018) 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

Big Mexican companies keep investing abroad

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Despite some adverse conditions facing Mexico at the moment (cough Trump cough), the Mexican government has kept up its steady promotion of the country as a destination for foreign direct investment.  A couple of high-profile investments in the automotive industry appear to have been waylaid by threats or uncertainty over the future of NAFTA, but overall large foreign companies with long-term strategies for the Americas continue to establish new Mexico operations or expand existing ones.  Within this context, we once again took a look at the less-heralded flip side of Mexico FDI – investment by Mexican companies in other countries. Continue reading Big Mexican companies keep investing abroad