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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Fiber optics: Japanese fiber optic cable manufacturer Furukawa Electric Group inaugurated a new manufacturing facility in the northwestern border city of Mexicali. The US$4.5 million site is expected to produce cable principally for customers in the United States in its initial phase. (Expansión, December 21, 2017)
  • Energy: U.S. gas and oil company Southwest Energy announced plans to invest approximately US$460 million in Mexico’s newly declared Special Economic Zone (ZEE) in the southwestern coastal port of Salina Cruz. Plans include plants for processing natural gas, methanol and synthetic lubricants. (NVI Noticias, December 18, 2017) 
  • Automotive: French tire manufacturer Michelin reported plans to build a new corporate building in the central state of Querétaro at an estimated cost of US$10 million. The new building comes in addition to the US$510 million the company is investing in a manufacturing plant under construction in the adjacent state of Guanajuato. (El Financiero, December 20, 2017)
  • Pet supplies: U.S. pet products specialty retailer Petco, in association with Mexican diversified corporate group Gigante, projects it will open 20 new sales locations in Mexico next year. Investment was not specified for the expansion, which seeks to increase the chain’s total stores in the country to 70. (El Financiero, December 18, 2017)
  • Pharmaceutical: Mexican pharmacy retail chain Farmacias del Ahorro plans to open up to 150 new stores in Mexico in 2018, the company reported. Investment of approximately US$14 million is slated for 44 new stores in the northern cities of Torreón and Mexicali alone. (El Financiero, December 18, 2017) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Recycling: Arzyz, a Mexican producer of non-ferrous alloys, plans investment of US$30 million in green technologies over the next 18 months, the company reported.  Key resources will be focused on technology and infrastructure for metal recycling. (Reforma, September 23, 2013)
  • Automotive: Mexican bus manufacturer Dina invested approximately US$14 million to add production capacity at its plant in the central state of Hidalgo.  The addition will allow the site to increase production of BRT and low-floor buses. (Reforma, September 20, 2013)
  • Renewable energy: Grupo Dragon, majority owned by Mexican telecommunications magnate Ricardo Salinas, is developing a large-scale wind and solar energy generation park in the western state of Jalisco.  The US$133 million project is planned to have a capacity of 50.4 MW. (Reforma, September 17, 2013)
  • Mining: Mexican mine operator Minera Autlán plans investment of US$150 million next year in response to demand driven by the growth in automotive manufacturing in the country.  Resources will be applied to exploration and improved mineral quality, the company reported. (Reforma, September 13, 2013)
  • Metal forming: Canadian metal parts manufacturer ISE Metal began construction on a stamping facility in the northern state of Coahuila.  The US$12 million plant is planned to produce metal parts for the region’s automotive and appliance manufacturing industries. (Vanguardia, September 10, 2013)
  • Electrical: French electrical engineering multinational Schneider Electric inaugurated a new Center for Development and Innovation in the northeastern state of Nuevo León.  The US$65 million center is equipped with areas for laboratory research, virtual collaboration, creativity and innovation, exhibition and energy efficiency research, among others. (El Universal, September 10, 2013) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico