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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Vegetable oil: U.S. agricultural commodities trader Cargill expanded its grain processing plant in the central state of Hidalgo to include an additional production and bottling line. The US$16 million upgrade will produce vegetable oil principally to supply Walmart stores, the company reported. (Expansión, March 28, 2019)
  • Railroad: Mexico’s Grupo México corporate group reported investment plans totaling approximately US$555 million to support its railroad subsidiaries Ferromex and Ferrosur. Areas targeted for upgrades include locomotive maintenance, track materials and rehabilitation, new rolling stock and related equipment and land purchases. (Reforma, March 27, 2019)
  • Ports: Major new infrastructure under construction at the Port of Veracruz on Mexico’s Gulf coast will begin entering operation later this year, the Veracruz Port Customs Agents Association reported. The US$3.7 billion upgrade includes four new specialized terminals for fluids, bulk agricultural products, bulk mineral products and containerized and loose cargo. (Reforma, March 25, 2019)
  • Oil refining: The Mexican government invited international companies to bid on the construction of a new oil refinery in the southeastern Gulf coast state of Tabasco. The project, estimated to require investment of US$6 – 8 billion, will include 17 processing plants, 19 storage tanks, a rail line and ship docking facilities. (Reuters, March 18, 2019)
  • Manufacturing: Mexican construction finishings manufacturer Lamosa announced a US$100 million investment plan that includes US$23.3 million to support Mexico operations. The company produces ceramic tile, adhesives and flooring materials at 13 production plants in Mexico. (Reforma, March 14, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Mexico launches Special Economic Zones

Throughout the fourth quarter of 2017, pundits and business media in general in Mexico have focused mainly on the jarring ups and downs of NAFTA renegotiations between the United States, Mexico and Canada.  As the year winds down, this topic has lately been eclipsed by the passage of tax reform legislation in the U.S., and at least on this side of the border, how it might affect the Mexican economy going forward.  These high profile issues have served to overshadow an economic development initiative in Mexico that otherwise might have captured more attention: The declaration of Zonas Económicas Especiales (ZEE), or Special Economic Zones, aimed at stimulating investment in six southern states.  Continue reading Mexico launches Special Economic Zones

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Telecommunications: Mexican wireless services provider Maxcomm Telecomunicaciones projects investment of approximately US$67 million in 2015, the company reported. Projects are expected to include modernization of the company’s wireless technologies across service offerings. (El Financiero, October 28, 2014)
  • Food processing: U.S. cereal and snack maker Kellogg’s plans investment of approximately US$52 million in Mexico over the next three years, the company reported. Resources will focus on the company’s major production plant in the central state of Querétaro, to upgrade areas such as sustainability, productivity, and innovation and target the healthy-lifestyle market niche. (El Financiero, October 28, 2014)
  • Financial services: Canadian bank Scotiabank announced plans to invest approximately US$266 million in Mexico operations over the next five years. Anticipated projects include expanding the number of cash machines and retail branches in the Mexican market. (Finamex Casa de Bolsa Comentario de Apertura, October 29, 2014)
  • Information technology: Chinese information technology equipment and services giant Huawei plans investment of approximately US$1.5 billion in the central state of Querétaro, the Mexican federal government announced. Projects are expected to include a network operations center, research and development and training facilities. (El Economista, October 28, 2014)
  • Automotive: Mexican high-performance boutique auto maker Vuhl will establish its initial manufacturing plant in the central state of Querétaro, the Querétaro state government reported. The US$10 million facility is expected to produce chassis, suspensions and do the final assembly of the company’s Vuhl 05 model. (Querétaro State Government, October 26, 2014) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico