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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Steel: Mexican steel products maker Deacero reported plans to invest approximately US$600 million to expand operations through 2024. Resources will support acquisition of new machinery and equipment, improved sustainability practices and increased production capacity to serve increasing demand from “nearshoring” manufacturing operations in Mexico. (Reforma, September 26, 2022)
  • Electrical: U.S. electrical products developer Panduit inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The amount of investment was not specified for the site, which is expected to produce make-to-order (MTO) electrical and network infrastructure components for regional industries. (Government of Nuevo León, September 28, 2022)
  • Metal machining: Japanese-owned industrial components maker Sumitomo Drive Technologies inaugurated a new manufacturing plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The US$12 million facility includes machining centers to produce metal components for power transmission equipment. (Mexico Industry, September 9, 2022)
  • Batteries: Chinese-Mexican photovoltaic panel maker Solarever announced projected investment of US$1 billion to establish a new manufacturing plant in the western state of Jalisco. The new facility is planned to produce batteries for electric vehicles. (El Economista, September 12, 2022)
  • Food processing: U.S. confectionery and baked goods producer Hershey reported plans to expand manufacturing operations at its plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León. The US$90 million upgrade is expected to include two new advanced-technology production lines to boost output of the over 300 Hershey’s products made at the site. (Inmobiliare, September 9, 2022)

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COVID, investment both up in January


The COVID-19 pandemic continued to lash Mexico in January with no respite in sight.  The number of new cases and deaths reached historic highs during the month, and the country’s level of excess mortality ranked second highest in the world.  Mexico City and 13 other states remain at red on the epidemiological traffic light, signifying the highest level of restriction on economic activity and movement.  Hospital bed occupation in the capital is close to 90%, and only one of Mexico’s 32 states, Campeche, is at the green or lowest level of restrictions.  At this time, both President Andrés Manuel López Obrador and Carlos Slim, Mexico’s wealthiest man, are ill with COVID-19. Continue reading COVID, investment both up in January

Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the last month:

  • Food processing: Guatemalan food processor Alimentos Idealsa plans to establish four processing plants in the southern state of Chiapas, the Chiapas state government reported. The company’s Mexican subsidiary Naisa Aceitera de la Selva is expected to produce edible oils at the US$105 million complex. (Cuarto Poder de Chiapas, December 23, 2019)
  • Leisure: Mexican cinema operator Cinemex plans to open seven new locations of its Alboa entertainment centers via investment of approximately US$26 million, the company reported. Alboa combines bowling lanes, live music venues and food and cocktails. (El Financiero, December 18, 2019)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Pacífico (GAP) reported plans to invest approximately US$1.2 billion over the next five years to expand and upgrade airport infrastructure. Projects include a new terminal for the Gudalajara airport, a new terminal building in Puerto Vallarta, a passenger processing facility in Tijuana and upgrades to two passenger terminals and possibly a new runway in Los Cabos.  (Reforma, December 13, 2019)
  • Pharmaceutical: French pharmaceutical multinational Sanofi reported investment plans totaling approximately US$77 million through 2023. Resources will support clinical studies and the expansion of a vaccination production plant in the Mexico City area. (El Financiero, December 11, 2019)
  • Natural gas: Mexican natural gas infrastructure operator Fermaca inaugurated a gas pipeline linking southern Texas to the central state of Aguascalientes, local media reported. The US$740 million mega-project has capacity to transport 1.3 billion cubic feet of gas per day. (Natural Gas Intelligence, December 11, 2019) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico