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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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  • Automotive: Mexican security technology company Wtech announced plans to build an automotive manufacturing plant in the western state of Jalisco. The US$180 million factory is intended to produce electric passenger transport vehicles for Korean automotive OEM KIA, in addition to tactical military vehicles. (Reforma, May 26, 2022)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) initiated a US$32 million expansion of its airport at the northwestern city of Culiacán, the company reported. The upgrade is planned to double the site’s operating capacity by adding new check-in counters, self-check-in kiosks, additional seating in waiting areas, four new boarding gates and an expanded passenger services area. (Reforma, May 25, 2022)
  • Industrial parks: Mexican commercial real estate developer Meor reported plans to invest approximately US$190 million through the end of next year. Projects include approximately 120 hectares (300 acres) in new industrial park infrastructure. (Reforma, May 19, 2022)
  • Funeral homes: Spanish funeral services provider Grupo Funerario Castell entered the Mexican market, investing US$2.5 million to open its first location in the country. Castell plans to expand to three locations in the greater Mexico City area by the end of this year, the company reported. (Reforma, May 16, 20222)
  • Retail: S. home goods retailer Bed, Bath & Beyond opened a new store in the central state of Querétaro at a cost of approximately US$3 million, the company reported. The chain currently operates 12 stores in Mexico and plans to add 30 to 40 new sales locations in the country over the next seven years. (Reforma, May 5, 2022)

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