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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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  • 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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Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Biogas: Mexican waste management firm Promotora Ambiental (PASA) inaugurated a biogas-powered electricity generation plant in the central state of Guanajuato, the state government reported. The site will draw on biomass from the municipal waste disposal site of the state capital of León. (El Heraldo de Léon, October 25, 2019)
  • Coffee: Swiss processed foods giant Nestlé announced it will expand its new coffee processing plant currently under construction in the eastern Gulf state of Veracruz, via additional investment of approximately US$46 million. The company plans to acquire more equipment than originally projected for the processing of up to 20,000 tons of green coffee beans per year. (Reforma, October 23, 2019)
  • Tourism: Mexican adventure park operator Grupo Xcaret reported plans to invest approximately US$400 million through 2027 in the country’s southeastern coastal tourism region. Projects include sustainably constructed hotels and a new ecologically themed amusement park. (El Financiero, October 21, 2019)
  • Food processing: Processed foods producer Qualtia Lacteos, subsidiary of Mexican diversified industrial conglomerate Grupo Xignux, will establish a new cheese factory in the central state of Querétaro at an approximate cost of US$15 million, the company reported. The 30,000 square foot plant is projected to enter into operation in 2020. (Reforma, October 17, 2019)
  • Cement: Swiss building materials multinational Holcim announced it will construct a new production plant in the southeastern state of Yucatan. The US$40 million site is planned to produce 650,000 tons of cement annually. (El Financiero, October 18, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico