Issue 80

Adopt omnichannel or bite the dust
By Graeme Stewart A new business model that could revolutionize retail shopping must be embraced by traditional stores if they are to survive and thrive. If they do not accept the new system, they could well shrivel and die as their more technology savvy competitors take over. That was the chilli...
All predictions will be overtakenby technology
By Graeme Stewart E-commerce is part of a new industrial revolution that will totally change the face of not only manufacturing industries but also humankind in general. Enrique Culebro of Central Media made that fascinating claim. The claims are not new, as they have previously been espoused by ...
As industrial real estate thrives, more challenges arise
Editor’s Interview The industrial real estate market in Mexico has been growing in the last few years, but the sector faces many challenges to be more competitive at a global level. For the next two years, Pablo Charvel will lead this sector in Mexico as the new President of the Mexican Associati...
AT&T arrival in Mexico opens free cross-border mobile phone use
By Graeme Stewart Implementing Telecommunication Reform is proving difficult for the watchdog body assigned the task of ensuring that the far-reaching changes are put in place. But the Commissioner of the organization feels assured that the changes will be well worth waiting for and that they will...
Binational clusters strategy would boost the U.S. – Mexico border economy
By Nancy J. Gonzalez Although U.S.-Mexico trade has boomed since the implementation of the North American Trade Agreement, border regions are missing opportunities by not taking a more integrated approach to economic development and are just a node on a transportation network or “pass-through ec...
Central Zone - Issue 80
Renault to produce its new Alaskan pick-up in Mexico The French assembler Renault announced its plans to start the production of its new pick-up Alaskan in Mexico by the second half of 2016. Jose Luis Montiel, General Director of Renault, explained that this new vehicle can be assembled without...
Chun Beeho, Korea Ambassador to Mexico
Editor’s Interview MEXICONOW. - Please tell us how close is the relationship between Mexico and Korea? Ambassador Chun Beeho. - This year is the 110th anniversary of the Korean immigration in Mexico. The relationship between Korea and Mexico started in 1905, when Korean immigrants arrived at...
E-Commerce Briefs - Issue 80
E-commerce in Mexico is being done through the PC To develop e-commerce in Mexico penetration of internet access must be increased because at the present time only 51% of people in the country have access to the network. The total in this group is around 53 million. "The challenge is to bring th...
Industry Events Issue 80
Mexico’s Auto Industry Summit Leon 2015 XXVII Annual Convention of AMPIP 2015 INDEX National Convention ...
Info Bits Issue 80
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Korea in Mexico
MEXICONOW Staff ReportFrom January to September 2015, Mexico recorded US$21.6 billion in Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), 41% higher than the preliminary figure for the same period in 2014 (US$15.3 billion); Korea has provided a significant part of these inflows.The Mexican automotive and auto par...
Mexico's E-commerce Business
Unique conditions set up double digit growth By Sergio L. Ornelas, Editor MEXICONOWE-commerce is quickly becoming the new standard in the way people purchase goods. This is a trend that nobody in business of any type, anywhere, can afford to ignore.Global merchandise E-commerce will handily sur...
Mexico's Industrial Real Estate Thrives in 2015
By Jones Lang LaSalle Gerardo Ramirez Barba - Regional Director - Industrial JLL Mexico Alberto Leon Santacruz - Associate Director - Industrial JLL Mexico Economy Mexico’s latest growth rates have been reasonable, relative to growth in most countries. The first quarter the economy grew at a ...
New clean energy law may bring lower electric costs…really?
By Nancy J. Gonzalez The Energy Transition Law - the last piece of the energy reform – establishes goals to incorporate clean energies to the electrical system in Mexico as a way to reduce CO2 emissions. Furthermore, this legislation sanctions companies and institutions that do not embrace these...
North East Zone - Issue 80
Cummins to invest in Mexico Cummins, an engine manufacturer, plans to invest US$18 million for the construction of a logistic center to be located in the San Luis Potosi industrial zone. It is expected that the work will be concluded by June 2016. This center, occupying a 900,000 square-foot ar...
On Mexico Issue 80
Satya Nadella: "When I come to Mexico and see the impact of technological innovation in all aspects of life, in business and industry, it is something extremely important to us. We want to continue to help build the e-commerce in Mexico."Satya Nadella, Microsoft CEO ...
Regional News - Issue 80
Central Zone - Issue 80 Renault to produce its new Alaskan pick-up in Mexico The French assembler Renault announced its plans to start the production of its new pick-up Alaskan in Mexico by the second half of 2016. Jose Luis Montiel, General Director of Renault, explained that this new vehic...
Reshoring from China to America gains momentum
By Nancy J. Gonzalez The wages in China are more expensive than a decade ago and might continue on the rise in the upcoming years. Also, some other costs associated with manufacturing are increasing in Asia while some regions in the U.S. become more competitive. As a result, reshoring - bringing pr...
South Zone - Issue 80
VestaPark to invest in Puebla The VestaPark Real Estate firm started the construction of the complex named VestaPark Puebla I. It will be located in Huejotzingo, Puebla, with an investment per US$50 million over the next three years. This park will have six buildings for rent on a 23-hectare ar...
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