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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Cement: Swiss building materials multinational Holcim is projecting Mexico investment this year of up to US$50 million to extend its distribution network around the country, the company reported. Plans also include increasing production capacity at its cement and concrete plants, reducing emissions and improving operating efficiency. (El Economista, January 27, 2019)
  • Pharmaceutical: U.S. drug maker Pfizer plans to invest approximately US$26 million in Mexico operations this year to speed the launch of new products, the company reported. Resources will support upgrades to Pfizer’s Toluca manufacturing plant, expansion of clinical research and implementation of social and educational programs in the country. (El Financiero, January 28, 2019)
  • Pet supplies: U.S. pet products specialty retailer Petco reported plans to invest US$20 million this year to support Mexico operations. Projects include opening 20 new sales locations, remodeling existing stores and upgrading the chain’s e-commerce platform. (El Financiero, January 28, 2019)
  • Fuel transport: Mexican energy company Avant Energy is projecting investment of approximately US$90 million this year to boost supply of gasoline to central Mexico. Plans include installing infrastructure for the transport of fuel by rail to the state of Querétaro for transfer to tanker trucks, as well as upgrading capability for the transfer of gasoline from ships to rail tankers at Gulf port facilities. (El Financiero, January 21, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer La Comer reported it is on track to invest approximately US$155 million this year in store remodels, new stores and retail technology upgrades. The chain announced plans to open 8 – 10 new stores per year for the foreseeable future. (El Financiero, October 31, 2018)
  • Logistics: Mexican department store operator and commercial real estate developer Liverpool plans to invest up to approximately US$155 million in its Arco Norte Logistics Center in the central State of Mexico through 2022, the company reported. The distribution center is expected to begin handling appliances and furniture in 2021 with clothing, linens and accessories to follow in 2022. (El Financiero, October 29, 2018)
  • Food processing: Guatemala-based Grupo IDEALSA will invest US$70 million to establish processing operations in Mexico’s southern Puerto Chiapas Special Economic Zone (ZEE), the Mexican government reported. The two-plant site is planned to produce edible oils, fruit juices and dairy beverages. (El Financiero, October 18, 2018)
  • Paper processing: Mexican packaging manufacturer Grupo Gondi will establish a new production plant in the northwestern state of Sonora, the state Governor’s office reported. The US$44 million facility is expected to produce corrugated cardboard packaging with high quality graphics. (Expreso, October 14, 2018)
  • Motorcycles: Mexican automotive manufacturing and sales company MotoDrive, master distributor of the Indian motorcycle brand Bajaj in Mexico, announced plans to establish two assembly plants in the country. Total investment was not specified for the sites, which are expected to produce vehicles for the domestic market. (El Financiero, October 11, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Wind power: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola plans to triple the capacity of a wind power generation park it operates in the southern state of Puebla, the company reported. The US$290 million expansion is planned to include 51 new 2.6 Mw turbines and supply electricity for Grupo Modelo beer brewing operations. (El Financiero, August 31, 2018)
  • Retail: Mexican commercial real estate developer Gicsa plans to inaugurate three new retail and entertainment complexes this year under the concept “malltertainment.” The sites will include shopping, restaurants and entertainment offerings and are intended to serve as tourist attractions in the cities of Mérida, Puebla and Querétaro. (El Financiero, August 29, 2018)
  • Logistics: German logistics multinational DHL reported it will conclude a US$80 million investment program in Mexico this year, a record high for the company in this market. Projects include adding 605 new vehicles to DHL’s Mexico delivery fleet, as well as 100 additional sales locations and two new service centers. (Reforma, August 30, 2018)
  • Commercial real estate: Private real estate developers are preparing to launch construction of three new shopping malls this year in Mexico via total investment of over US$850 million.  The cities of Guadalajara, Mérida and Metepec will host the new retail developments, which in some cases will include office space and residential complexes. (Reforma, August 27, 2018)
  • Leisure: Mexican multinational children’s entertainment center operator KidZania reported it will invest approximately US$24 million to build new locations and upgrade existing ones. Key upgrades include equipping KidZania centers with “internet of things” technologies. (El Financiero, August 22, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico