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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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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Logistics: Mexican 3PL services provider Solistica, subsidiary of diversified corporate group FEMSA, inaugurated a new distribution center in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the company reported. The site is part of US$50 million in investment planned for the current year, in areas including expansion of infrastructure, transport, distribution centers, warehousing and systems technology. (Reforma, March 29, 2022)
  • Manufacturing: U.S. home appliance manufacturer Whirlpool announced investment of US$30 million across various manufacturing sites in Mexico to increase production capacity. The company produces products such as refrigerators, ovens and washing machines at five plants in the country. (Reforma, March 28, 2022)
  • E-commerce: Mexican furniture retailer Muebles Dico launched an on-line marketplace called TodoMuebles to sell the company’s own products in addition to those of other small businesses. The new e-commerce site offers furniture as well as products for home decor, kitchen, lighting, office, children, and accessories. (Reforma, March 25, 2022)
  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario Centro Norte (OMA) reported it will invest an unspecified amount to convert its airport in the northeastern industrial city of Monterrey into a hub for international flights. Plans include construction of a new air traffic control center and control tower. (Reforma, March 21, 2022)
  • Steel: Mexican steel products maker Deacero announced plans to construct a new manufacturing plant in the northern state of Coahuila. The US$21 million site is expected to produce raw and galvanized steel beams for the electricity, telecommunications, oil and gas industries. (El Financiero, March 17, 2022)

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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

  • Airports: Mexican airport operator Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Norte (OMA) is projecting investment of approximately US$600 million in operational upgrades over the next five years, the company reported. Projects include a 50% expansion of capacity at the Monterrey airport as well as construction of a regional air traffic control center. (Reforma, February 28, 2022)
  • E-commerce: Argentinian e-commerce portal MercadoLibre reported plans for investment in excess of US$1 billion this year in Mexico operations. Areas slated for upgrades and expansion include technology innovation, logistics operations and extension of financial services to underserved populations. (Reforma, February 24, 2022)
  • Call centers: Mexican contact center operator Pentafon plans US$4 million in investment this year to support sales growth projected at 35%, the company reported. Resources will support automation, infrastructure upgrades and artificial intelligence technology, among other areas. (Reforma, February 23, 2022)
  • Telecommunications: Mexican telecommunications infrastructure company Neutral Networks reported plans to install some 800 miles (1,300 km) of fiber optic cable through northern Mexico over the next three years. The US$62 million project is expected to stretch from Laredo, Texas to Mexico City and provide connectivity to operators and service providers for the manufacturing, trade and financial services sectors. (MSN, February 15, 2022)
  • Steel: Steel producer Ternium, subsidiary of Italian-Argentinian steel and energy conglomerate Techint, will invest approximately US$50 million to expand its plant in the northeastern state of Nuevo León, the Mexican government reported. The facility supplies steel products to regional industry including the automotive sector. (Forbes, February 15, 2022)

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