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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:

  • Glass: Mexican glass manufacturer Grupo Millet reported plans to construct a new production plant in the southeastern state of Yucatan. The US$70 million site will produce architectural glass for export to the United States and elsewhere in Latin America. (El Financiero, January 25, 2017)
  • Casual dining: Mexico’s leading casual dining franchise operator Alsea plans investment of approximately US$190 million to open a record number of new locations across its portfolio in 2017, the company reported. Plans include some 250 new stores, in formats such as Starbucks, Burger King, Domino’s Pizza, Chili’s and others. (Reforma, January 24, 2017)
  • Technology: U.S.-based Deloitte Consulting inaugurated a regional service delivery center in the central Mexican state of Querétaro. The US$10 million center is planned to provide development, testing, support and maintenance services for the firm’s application maintenance, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and IT consulting clients throughout the Americas. (El Economista, January 25, 2017)
  • Natural gas: Mexican fuel distribution company Grupo Energéticos (Energex) plans to build four service stations to offer vehicular natural gas in the country this year, the company reported. The US$4 million project will provide compressed natural gas for vehicular use as an alternative to conventional gasoline, which has risen sharply in price during the current year. (Reforma, January 23, 2017)
  • Energy: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola will invest approximately US$600 million to construct an electricity generation plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The combined cycle plant is planned to be powered by natural gas. (Mundo Ejecutivo, January 19, 2017) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Couriers: Envía, the courier division of Mexican passenger bus service operator Estrella Blanca, is planning an investment strategy of approximately US$5 million annually over the next five years to overtake rival Estafeta in the domestic package delivery market. Resources will support acquisition of new fleet vehicles and an aggressive marketing campaign, among other expansion initiatives. (El Financiero, August 31, 2015)
  • Entertainment: U.S. family restaurant chain Chuck E. Cheese reported plans to invest approximately US$28 million through 2018 to expand its presence in the Mexican market. The company recently inaugurated its second casual dining and family entertainment center in the country. (El Financiero, August 31, 2015)
  • Pharmaceuticals: Swiss pharmaceuticals maker Novartis plans to boost investment in clinical research in Mexico to approximately US$50 million over the next five years, the company reported. Investment will be extended to Centers of Excellence responsible for promoting best practices among health institutions in the country. (El Financiero, August 25, 2015)
  • Retail: Dutch clothing retailer C&A plans to open six to eight new stores in Mexico in 2016 at a cost of approximately US$8.5 million, the company reported. C&A currently operates 75 sales locations in the country. (El Financiero, August 17, 2015)
  • Meat: Mexican meat processor SuKarne has invested approximately US$38 million in its integrated sanitary processing system since 2014, the company reported. Upgrades to health safety systems include infrastructure, monitoring systems and microbiological analysis capabilities. (El Financiero, August 19, 2015) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico