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FAMEX 2017, a track to land business
“The 2017 Mexico's Aerospace Fair (FAMEX) is made for companies from this industry to boost their business”, declared General Rodolfo Rodriguez Quezada, President of the organizing committee.  The FAMEX 2017 will be held from April 26th through 29th; the industry, authorities, international org...
FDI in Nuevo Leon adds up to US$ 1.6 billion during the first semester
The Ministry of Economy and Labor in the State (Sedet) pointed out that 38 investment agreements with foreign companies were finalized during the first semester this year, valued at US$1.6 billion, to become installed in the State or expanding operations. These projects would generate 5,525 direct j...
February 27th, grand opening of the Heineken plant in Chihuahua
Cuauhtemoc Moctezuma Heineken is going to inaugurate this Februaty 27th 2018 its new plant in Meoqui, Chihuahua, which was built on a US$409 million investment. This beer factory is going to have a capacity of 5 million hectoliters, expandable up to 10 million to address the demand for products in M...
FEMSA acquires Brazilian bottler Vonpar for US$ 1.02 billion
Coca-Cola Company is furthering its reach in Brazil through an acquisition via a business unit based in Mexico. Coca-Cola FEMSA S.A.B de C.V. (KOF), 28.1% owned by The Coca-Cola Company, is a Mexican multinational beverage company headquartered in Mexico City. It distributes approximately 10% of ...
Ferrero increasing its Mexico production by 50%
Grupo Ferrero, the Italian multinational confectionery firm, wants to increase by 50% its production in Mexico over the next five years, thanks to the Research and Development center inaugurated by the company last October in San Jose Iturbide, Guanajuato. The company produces nearly 30,000 tons of ...
Ferromex doubles safety investment
Ferromex invested US$ 21 million during the first six months of the present year on police and surveillance, which means a 100.35% difference from the US$ 84 million used for this department last year. Furthermore, the last quarter of 2016, the railroad carrier recorded escalating numbers of robbery...
Fibra Nova buys industrial building in Chihuahua
The Real Estate Investment Fund Trust (FIBRA, in Spanish) Nova announced the purchase of a new industrial building in Chihuahua city, as well as the expansion of two buildings leased to B-Energy Industries and Strattega Meat Products Corporation. FIBRA Nova, based in Chihuahua, reported to the Mexic...
Fibra Plus purchases industrial buildings valued at US$20.4 million
The Fibra Plus Real Estate Trust Fund, specialized in the development of real estate assets, bought an industrial building complex with a Gross Leasable Area (GLA) of 40,204 square meters, paying a price of US$20.4 million. The complex, named ‘Baja California’ and located in this State near Ense...
Firms uphold plans of moving into Mexico
Manufacturing firms from the U.S. are maintaining their plans to relocate production lines into Mexico. Firms such as Rexnord, Caterpillar, Nucor, who manufactures steel products for construction, or the electronics components firm CTS, have not resigned their plans for transferring certain producti...
First Economic Zones to start formally in late May: Gutierrez Candiani
Gerardo Gutierrez Candiani, head of the Federal Authority for the Development of Special Economic Zones, detailed that out of the nearly 140 companies that have submitted applications to participate, there is advance with 37 of them that have complied with the nine stages of negotiation. Lazaro Card...
Fitch steps up estimated growth for Mexico
Fitch Ratings increased its growth rate expectations for Mexico, to a 2.3% in 2017 and 2.4% in 2018, compared to the estimated rates for June this year, of 2.0 and 2.2%, respectively. In the meantime, the real inter-annual growth rate of the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) during the April-June period,...
Fitness giant from Asia is assesses possible plant in Mexico
Johnson Health Tech (JHT), an Asian Firm based out of Taiwan dedicated to  producing gym equipment, is planning to open a new production plant in Mexico, almost two years after its first arrival into this Country, where it carried out only sales and distribution operations so far. "Transportation m...
Flex acquires AGM Automotive; deal includes a Queretaro plant
Technological manufacturer Flex, formerly Flextronics, announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire AGM Automotive (AGM). AGM is a leading global supplier of automotive interior components and systems, including overhead console systems, interior lighting, electronic compone...
Following production site, antenna manufacturer Kathrein opens office in Mexico
Antenna systems manufacturer Kathrein just opened a new office in Mexico City to steer future activities in Latin America. The opening was celebrated at an inauguration ceremony with business partners, customers and Kathrein employees, according to a press release. "The new office is part of a stra...
Ford CEO: Two new Mexican facilities will start operations this year
Ford Motors Mexico president Gabriel M. Lopez confirmed the company has invested US$ 2.5 billion in two production sites scheduled to start operations by the end of year.  “Ford is not leaving Mexico. As a proof, two plants will open this year, an engine facility in Chihuahua and a transmission ...
Ford continues expansion projects in Chihuahua
Ford Motor Company has not suspended its expansion project in Chihuahua. Alejandra de la Vega, Secretary of Innovation and Development Economic of the State, said that the company has advanced its third expansion works already and they continue harvesting corporation awards for engine production in ...
Ford expects to open plant in January
The plant Ford is building at the industrial park Castro del Rio, in Irapuato, Guanajuato, is about to be completed and it could be inaugurated in January 2017, pointed out Guillermo Romero Pacheco, head of the Ministry of Sustainable Economic Development. The latest reports affirm that the plant is...
Ford invests in Irapuato and Hermosillo
Ford has maintained its plans in Mexico. The US$2.5 billion investment plans, which were announced in 2015, will become a reality with two plants that shall be ready this year: A factory in Irapuato, Guanajuato, to produce gearboxes and an additional plant in its Chihuahua complex. The plant in Irap...
Ford Plant to start Chihuahua operations in November
Ford Mexico announced that the construction of another plant in Chihuahua continues, with a US$1.1 billion investment, expecting to start operations next November. This plant will become the largest engine plant in Mexico and thanks to it, Ford will be the largest manufacturer in the country. The Ch...
Ford revolutions the automotive sector in Sonora
The confirmation from Ford regarding the re-location of the Focus project to Hermosillo, is a great opportunity and a way to avouch the automotive industry's trust in Sonora, assured the Minister of Economy Jorge Vidal Ahumada. The officer indicated that there are missions from different global Ford...

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