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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Retail: Mexican toy retailer Juguetron plans to open 10 to 15 new stores in 2016, the company reported. Projected investment for the expansion was not specified by the company, which currently operates 77 retail locations in Mexico. (El Financiero, December 18, 2015)
  • Aerospace: French aerospace manufacturer Messier-Bugatti-Dowty (MBD), a subsidiary of Safran, is in the process of executing investment of approximately US$14 million through 2018, the company reported. MBD is currently expanding capacity to manufacture aircraft landing gear at its plant in the central state of Querétaro. (El Financiero, December 15, 2015)
  • Transport: Mexican inter-city passenger bus operator Grupo ADO will invest approximately US$6 million to build a new eco-friendly passenger terminal in the southeastern city of Chetumal. The LEED-certified site is planned to include high efficiency technologies in areas such as energy consumption, potable water and CO2 emissions reduction, among others. (El Financiero, December 11, 2015)
  • Pet food: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé inaugurated a new pet food plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the company reported. The US$220 million facility will produce Purina product to help Nestlé keep up with 10% annual growth in demand. (El Financiero, December 10, 2015)
  • Natural gas: Spanish natural gas utility Gas Natural Fenosa is projecting investment of approximately US$135 million to expand Mexico operations in 2016, the company reported. Fenosa plans to extend its natural gas transmission and distribution pipeline network to add new industrial and residential customers. (El Financiero, December 10, 2015) 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

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Retail: Mexico’s leading retailer Walmart de Mexico announced it will invest approximately US$1.5 billion in its Mexico and Central American operations this year.  The record investment will be channeled into the opening of over 400 new stores, in addition to technology acquisition and efficiency programs. (El Financiero, February 22, 2012)
  • Water treatment: Mexican construction company Grupo Carso announced it will invest approximately US$1 billion in the construction of a major water treatment plant at Atotonilco in the central state of Hidalgo.  The plant is planned to recycle 60% of waste water in the Valley of Mexico, in which Mexico City is located. (El Financiero, March 7, 2012)
  • Automotive: Japanese autoparts maker Yorozu plans to invest approximately US$70 million to build a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Guanajuato.  The new facility, the company’s second in Mexico, will produce shock absorbers to meet demand from the country’s surging vehicle production. (Businessweek, February 13, 2012)
  • Food processing: Italian confectioner Ferrero will invest US$190 million to build a new production plant in the central state of Guanajuato.  The plant will produce chocolates under the Ferrero Rocher brand in addition to other sweets. (El Economista, February 22, 2012)
  • Retail: U.S.-based supermarket and general merchandise retailer H-E-B plans to add five new stores in Mexico in 2012, raising the number its sales locations in the country to 44.  H-E-B Mexico sales surpassed US$1 billion in 2011.  (NAFTA Works, March, 2012)
  • Energy: The North American Development Bank (NADB) agreed to provide financing for the construction of a wind farm to produce electricity in the northern state of Tamaulipas.  The generation plant, to be developed by Compañía Eólica de Tamaulipas, S.A. de C.V. (CETSA), will provide energy for purchase by leading grocery and general merchandise retailer Soriana. (NADB, February 13, 2012) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico