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Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico

Information collected from media reports over the past month:

  • Manufacturing: Spanish appliance manufacturer Fagor will invest US$3.5 million to expand capacity at its production plant in the central state of San Luís Potosí.  The project is aimed at boosting output of products such as refrigerators, dishwashers, ovens and other kitchen equipment. (Mexican Business Web, August 27, 2012)
  • Logistics: Mexican rail operator Ferrocarril Mexicano (Ferromex) plans investment of approximately US$2.3 billion over the next five years to upgrade infrastructure to meet projected growth in demand for rail service.  Resources will be used to expand and improve track and freight terminals to handle expected demand growth from the automotive and mining sectors. (El Economista, August 26, 2012)
  • Building materials: U.S. ceramic flooring manufacturer Daltile opened a new production facility in the central state of Guanajuato.  The US$65 million site becomes the company’s eighth manufacturing location in the country. (El Economista, September 4, 2012)
  • Security: Brink’s Panamericano de México, Mexican affiliate of U.S. secure transport firm Brink’s, is projecting investment of US$30 million over the next three years for upgrades and expansion.  Plans include upgraded armored trucks and equipment, technology enhancements and training for personnel. (Mexican Business Web, September 7, 2012)
  • Electronics: U.S. contract manufacturer Sigmatron inaugurated a new production facility in the northern state of Tijuana.  The US$2 million plant will produce electronic components for the medical, automotive and electronics industries. (Periódico Industrial Siglo XXI, September 11, 2012) Continue reading Recent and upcoming investment in Mexico