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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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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) is projecting investment of approximately US$600 million in operational upgrades over the next five years, the company reported. Projects include a 50% expansion of capacity at the Monterrey airport as well as construction of a regional air traffic control center. (Reforma, February 28, 2022)
  • E-commerce: Argentinian e-commerce portal MercadoLibre reported plans for investment in excess of US$1 billion this year in Mexico operations. Areas slated for upgrades and expansion include technology innovation, logistics operations and extension of financial services to underserved populations. (Reforma, February 24, 2022)
  • Call centers: Mexican contact center operator Pentafon plans US$4 million in investment this year to support sales growth projected at 35%, the company reported. Resources will support automation, infrastructure upgrades and artificial intelligence technology, among other areas. (Reforma, February 23, 2022)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican telecommunications infrastructure company Neutral Networks reported plans to install some 800 miles (1,300 km) of fiber optic cable through northern Mexico over the next three years. The US$62 million project is expected to stretch from Laredo, Texas to Mexico City and provide connectivity to operators and service providers for the manufacturing, trade and financial services sectors. (MSN, February 15, 2022)
  • Steel: Steel producer Ternium, subsidiary of Italian-Argentinian steel and energy conglomerate Techint, will invest approximately US$50 million to expand its plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the Mexican government reported. The facility supplies steel products to regional industry including the automotive sector. (Forbes, February 15, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Ports: SSA Mexico, subsidiary of U.S. rail and marine terminal operator Grupo Carrix, reported plans to invest US$30 million to upgrade operations at the Pacific coast ports of Manzanillo and Lázaro Cárdenas. Resources will support acquisition of specialized equipment including two Super Post Panamax cranes and six RTG shipyard cranes. (Reforma, December 30, 2021)
  • Financial services: Spain-based Banco Santander announced plans to invest US$520 million to expand Mexico operations in 2022. The company reported US$500 million in technology investments in Mexico over the past year, including its Tuiio platform targeting low-income customers. (Reforma, December 16, 2021)
  • Flooring: U.S. floorcoverings manufacturer Mohawk Industries is on track to initiate operations at a new plant in the northwestern border city of Mexicali, the company reported. The US$190 million facility is projected to become the largest vinyl flooring factory in Latin America, according to the Mexicali municipal government. (La Voz de la Frontera, December 12, 2021)
  • Automotive: U.S.-owned Lear Seating Structures announced investment of over US$20 million to expand operations at its plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The upgrade will allow the company to increase production of metal structures for automotive seating to supply regional auto makers. (Vanguardia.mx, December 11, 2021).
  • Transport: Mexican transport service provider Transporte Empresarial del Norte (TEN) launched operations in the northern state of Coahuila via investment of approximately US$12.8 million. The expansion is intended to deliver employees to and from industrial sites in the region. (El Siglo de Torreón, December 13, 2021)

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