Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) initiated works to expand and upgrade the company’s international airport at the Pacific coast resort city of Puerto Vallarta. The US$350 million program will include a new passenger terminal, eight new telescopic jetways and emissions reducing technology, the company reported. (Reforma, August 30, 2022)
  • Coatings: U.S. based PPG Industries, owner of Mexico’s Comex paint brand, announced plans to upgrade its production plant in the central state of Querétaro. The US$11 million improvement program is expected to double output of powder coatings at the facility. (Diario de Querétaro, August 24, 2022)
  • Aerospace: European aerospace manufacturer Airbus reported plans to expand production at its plant in the central state of Querétaro. Investment was not specified for the program, which is expected to increase output of doors for A320 and A321 aircraft by 12% through 2026. (Reforma, August 30, 2022)
  • Food processing: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé is projecting investment of approximately US$128 million to modernize production plants in the central state of Querétaro, the state government reported. The upgrades are expected to include software systems as well as technologies to improve water and energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions. (El Economista, August 28, 2022)
  • Automotive: French metal components multinational Le Bélier inaugurated a new production plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the company reported. The US$102 million site is expected to manufacture cast aluminum components for the automotive and aerospace industries. (Reforma, August 25, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Food processing: Spanish pizza marketer Food Delivery Brands inaugurated a new production and administrative facility in the central state of Querétaro, the company reported. The US$8.5 million site, expected to produce pizza dough for the company’s Pizza Hut restaurants in the country, includes refrigerated and freezer warehousing, packaging operations, raw materials handling and shipping infrastructure. (Cluster Industrial, July 27, 2022)
  • Manufacturing: Japanese air conditioning multinational Daikin plans to establish a manufacturing plant in the central state of San Luís Potosí, the state government reported. The US$230 million facility is expected to produce energy-efficient air conditioning units for the U.S. market. (Cluster Industrial, July 25, 2022)
  • Retail: Mexican grocery and general merchandise retailer Grupo Chedraui plans to open approximately 100 new Smart & Final grocery stores in Mexico, the company reported. Chedraui currently operates 17 Smart & Final stores in northwestern Mexico in partnership with regional grocery retailer Grupo Calimax. (Reforma, July 27, 2022)
  • Railroad: U.S.-owned rail freight operator Kansas City Southern de México (KCSM) reported plans to invest up to US$195 million to construct a railway bypass in the central state of Guanajuato. The new track will allow KCSM to provide freight services in the region without passing through the central zone of the city of Celaya. (El Economista, July 21, 2022)
  • Brewing: French malt producer Malteurop is projecting completion of a new malting plant in the northern state of Chihuahua at a total cost of US$120 million, the company reported. The site is expected to produce 120,000 tons of malted barley annually for the Heineken brewery in the area. (Cluster Industrial, July 26, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Telecommunications: Canadian telecommunications equipment developer EXFO announced plans to establish a new operations center in the central state of Querétaro. The US$7.5 million facility is expected to produce fiber optic test equipment and develop solutions for mobile networks. (El Economista, June 21, 2022)
  • Brewing: Netherlands-based beer brewer Heineken will construct a new can manufacturing plant near the site of its brewery in the northern state of Chihuahua, the company reported. The US$90 million facility will seek aluminum suppliers with demonstrated commitment to reducing carbon emissions, according to Heineken. (Milenio, June 27, 2022)
  • Construction materials: Mexican construction finishings manufacturer Cesantoni invested approximately US$53 million to expand its production site in the northern state of Zacatecas, the company reported. Resources will allow the company to double the plant’s output of floor tiles and ceramic coverings for export to the U.S. and Latin America. (Líder Empresarial, June 24, 2022)
  • Logistics: U.S. e-commerce giant Amazon inaugurated a new shipping center in the central state of Guanajuato, the company announced. Investment was not specified for the site, which the company reports will allow for same-day deliveries in the region. (Milenio, June 21, 2022)
  • Automotive: Japanese automotive components manufacturer Jarco announced it will establish a new production plant in the central state of Aguascalientes. The US$30 million facility is expected to produce fuel-saving AXO transmissions for the nearby Nissan plant and other regional automotive OEMs. (Reforma, June 21, 2022)

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