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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Greenhouse agriculture: Mexican agricultural producer Hortigen Produce reported plans to invest approximately US$80 million in greenhouse operations in the central state of Querétaro over the next four years. Projects include the addition of 97 hectares (240 acres) of pepper production utilizing hydroponic techniques. (El Economista, February 28, 2018)
  • Mining: Mexican mining firm Fresnillo, a subsidiary of Industrias Peñoles, plans investment of US$755 million during the current year, the company reported. Resources will support operations in silver extraction, zinc refining, and dynamic leaching and pyrites plants. (El Financiero, February 28, 2018)
  • Beverage: Netherlands-based beer brewer Heineken inaugurated its most efficient plant worldwide in the northern state of Chihuahua, the company reported. The US$500 million site makes use of latest technologies in areas such as water efficiency, energy conservation and recycling of raw material byproducts. (Reforma, February 28, 2018)
  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer Soriana plans investment of approximately US$160 million this year to convert stores from its Commercial Mexicana format to its Soriana and Mega formats. Soriana purchased 143 Commercial Mexicana stores from Controladora Commercial Mexicana in 2016. (El Financiero, February 27, 2018)
  • Electricity: Spanish energy infrastructure developer Iberdrola reported plans to invest US$1.7 billion in new electricity generation projects through 2022. New plants are likely to include natural gas powered combined cycle generation as well as renewable energy such as solar or wind. (El Financiero, February 22, 2018) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Steel: A consortium led by Japanese steel products manufacturer Kobe Steel inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Guanajuato, local media reported. The US$33 million facility is planned to produce  cold-heading quality steel wire. (Unión Guanajuato, October 11, 2016)
  • Automotive: Japanese auto maker Toyota announced it will invest US$150 million in its manufacturing plant in the northwestern state of Baja California. Manufacturing processes will be upgraded and expanded to boost production of the Tacoma pickup truck by 60%. (El Financiero, October 24, 2016)
  • Renewable energy: UK-based infrastructure developer Cubico Sustainable Investments plans investment of approximately US$700 million in Mexico over the next two years. The company was awarded two contracts in a recent Mexico auction to construct a wind farm and a solar power generation plant. (Reforma, October 11, 2016)
  • Industrial parks: The members of the Mexican Industrial Parks Association (AMPIP) expect to invest up to US$7 billion to develop new industrial parks through 2018, the organization announced. Trends such as the need for strategic fiscal warehousing and special economic zones are driving expansion, according to AMPIP. (Reforma, October 7, 2016)
  • Hospital equipment: Japanese bed producer Paramount Beds plans to establish a new manufacturing site in the central state of Querétaro, the Querétaro government reported. The US$3.5 million facility will produce specialized beds for hospitals and home patient care. (Visión Industrial, October 12, 2016) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Retail: Mexican commercial conglomerate Grupo Gigante plans investment of approximately US$800 million over the next five years to expand and upgrade its casual dining properties, the company reported. Projects include new location openings and remodeling for chains such as Toks and Beer Factory, as well as support for non-food retail chains operated by the company such as Office Depot and Petco. (Reforma, July 27, 2016)
  • Aerospace: U.S. aerospace components manufacturer Esterline Corp. announced it will expand its plant in the northern border city of Tijuana during the company’s participation at the recent Farnborough International Air Show. The US$35 million expansion will allow Esterline to increase production of its electronics for aerospace applications. (Tijuana en la Noticia, July 14, 2016)
  • Medical devices: German medical device manufacturer CODAN announced it will invest approximately US$9 million to establish a new production plant in the northern border city of Tijuana. The site is expected to produce medical transfusion and infusion systems. (Periódico Industrial Siglo 21, July 21, 2016)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican telephone, television and internet service provider Totalplay, a subsidiary of conglomerate Grupo Salinas, is completing investment of US$400 million to expand its fiber optic network, the company reported. The company reports coverage of 6 million homes in 20 Mexican cities. (El Financiero, July 13, 2016)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) inaugurated a US$3.8 million expansion of its airport at the Pacific coast resort of Zihuatanejo, the company reported. Projects included expansion and remodeling of terminal locations including waiting areas, baggage claim, immigration, Customs, inspection and passenger services areas. (El Financiero, July 15, 2016) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico