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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Gasoline: Mexico’s Energy Regulatory Commission estimates removal of price controls on gasoline and diesel in 2017 will stimulate up to US$16 billion in new investment. Major projects are expected in new service stations, transport pipelines and storage infrastructure. (Reforma, December 22, 2016)
  • Recycling: The Mexico City municipal government published a tender for the first of two plants planned to use solid waste from the city’s landfills as fuel to produce electricity. Officials estimated approximately US$3.5 billion in investment will be required for the total project, which is intended to provide electricity for the local Metro public transport system. (El Universal, December 13, 2016)
  • Rail: Mexican mining conglomerate and rail transport operator Grupo Mexico plans investment of approximately US$431 to support the operations of its rail transport subsidiaries Ferromex, Ferrosur and Intermodal, the company reported. Upgrades include acquisition of new locomotives, replacement of rail and ties and other infrastructure improvements. (Outlet Minero, December 14, 2016)
  • Retail: Japanese clothing and home products retailer Miniso is preparing to open its first store in Mexico before the close of 2016 via investment of US$3 million, the company’s Mexico franchise operator reported. The franchisee projects opening up to 100 Miniso stores in Mexico over the next five years. (Reforma, December 13, 2016)
  • Metal forming: SPM Auto Parts, a joint venture between Japan’s Mizuno Tekkosho and Korea’s Sunil Dyfas, inaugurated a new production facility in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The US$16 million plant will produce precision screws and bolts for regional automotive OEMs such as KIA, Nissan, Honda, General Motors and Toyota. (Notimex, December 7, 2016)
  • Financial services: Spanish financial services multinational Grupo Financiero Santander plans investment of approximately US$750 million in Mexico operations over the next three years, the company announced.  Resources will support upgrading of software and systems, retail banking branches and introduction of new products, among other areas.  (Expansión, December 8, 2016)
  • Food processing: Mexican industrial miller and tortilla producer Gruma announced plans to build a new production facility in the southeastern state of Puebla. The US$50 million site is planned to produce tortillas and tostadas under the Mission brand. (Reforma, December 1, 2016)
  • Automotive: Korean auto parts maker Hanwha Advanced Materials inaugurated a new production plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the state government reported. The US$20 million site will produce components for a new Kia Motors OEM manufacturing facility in the area.  (Milenio, December 1, 2016)

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Recycling: Arzyz, a Mexican producer of non-ferrous alloys, plans investment of US$30 million in green technologies over the next 18 months, the company reported.  Key resources will be focused on technology and infrastructure for metal recycling. (Reforma, September 23, 2013)
  • Automotive: Mexican bus manufacturer Dina invested approximately US$14 million to add production capacity at its plant in the central state of Hidalgo.  The addition will allow the site to increase production of BRT and low-floor buses. (Reforma, September 20, 2013)
  • Renewable energy: Grupo Dragon, majority owned by Mexican telecommunications magnate Ricardo Salinas, is developing a large-scale wind and solar energy generation park in the western state of Jalisco.  The US$133 million project is planned to have a capacity of 50.4 MW. (Reforma, September 17, 2013)
  • Mining: Mexican mine operator Minera Autlán plans investment of US$150 million next year in response to demand driven by the growth in automotive manufacturing in the country.  Resources will be applied to exploration and improved mineral quality, the company reported. (Reforma, September 13, 2013)
  • Metal forming: Canadian metal parts manufacturer ISE Metal began construction on a stamping facility in the northern state of Coahuila.  The US$12 million plant is planned to produce metal parts for the region’s automotive and appliance manufacturing industries. (Vanguardia, September 10, 2013)
  • Electrical: French electrical engineering multinational Schneider Electric inaugurated a new Center for Development and Innovation in the northeastern state of Nuevo León.  The US$65 million center is equipped with areas for laboratory research, virtual collaboration, creativity and innovation, exhibition and energy efficiency research, among others. (El Universal, September 10, 2013) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Automotive: Japanese auto parts maker Yachiyo began construction of a new manufacturing plant in the central state of Guanajuato.  The US$20 million facility is planned to produce to manufacture fuel tanks, sunroofs, sheet-metal parts and plastic parts for a new Honda auto plant also under construction in the state. (El Economista, May 30, 2012)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. Corporate group 3M will open a new research and development center in the northeastern Mexican state of San Luís Potosí, the state government announced.  The new facility, which will conduct research in support of product development in areas such as bioscience, energy, lighting, chemicals, automotive and aerospace, is part of US$60 million in planned investments in Mexico by the company. (El Financiero, May 28, 2012)
  • Transport: U.S. rail carrier Kansas City Southern plans investments worth US$125 million this year in its Mexico rail network.  Resources will be put into maintenance and infrastructure in areas such as track, locomotives, railcars and other equipment, the company reported. (El Financiero, May 28, 2012)
  • Food processing: Mexican multinational flour miller Gruma will invest US$57 million in its Mexico operations this year, the company reported.  The resources for the company’s corn and wheat flour production plants will support upgrades in production capacity and advanced processing technologies.  (Reforma, June 14, 2012)
  • Hospitality: U.S. hotel operator Hyatt will be ramping up its presence in Mexico through the recent acquisition of Mexico City’s emblematic Nikko hotel as well as construction of six new hotels in the country, the company reported.  In addition to the US$190 million cost of the Nikko, to be renamed Hyatt Regency Mexico City, the company will spend another US$40 million on upgrades to meeting facilities, audio visual technology and Wi-Fi connections. (El Financiero, May 28, 2012) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico