Mexico + 7% of foreign investment in the first quarter 2019

Investments of 10 billion dollars is a minimum : it is necessary to add Mexican investments and some other foreign investments (only investments notified to the National Registry of Foreign Investments of the Mexican Ministry of Economy are considered in the 10 billion).

1,809 companies with foreign capital participation invested : manufactures covered 36.7%; financial and insurance services, 23.8%; trade, 10.4%; mass media information, 7.4%; generation of electricity, water and gas, 5.8%; and construction, 5.4%, etc.

USA invested 43.1%; Spain, 13.8%; Belgium, 6.9%; Canada, 5.8%; Netherlands, 5.2%.

Volkswagen invests 2.5 billion dollars in Mexico until 2020
Volkswagen de México confirmed its investment plan for 2,500 million dollars until 2020 in the country, this in order to deal with the ratification of the Treaty between Mexico, the United States and Canada (T-MEC), which calls for an increase in% of parts produced in Mexico to enter without tariffs in the USA.
The supply in Puebla is increased to produce the new Tarek SUV in 2020.


New BMW plant in Mexico

The new BMW Mexico plant in San Luis Potosí cost more than one billion dollars has the capacity to produce about 175,000 units annually, exporting to many countries and Europe the new generation of Series 3 in more than 70,000 square meters and 300 hectarias of land, with more than 2000 employees.

See BMW video

General Motors de México inaugurated ASUQ Laboratory in Querétaro
550 GM suppliers are established in Mexico.
The Advanced and Collaborative Engineering Laboratory at Arkansas State University Querétaro (ASUQ) was inaugurated.

Autoliv expands operations in Mexico
With an investment of 1,200 million pesos, Autoliv announced the expansion of its operations at its Lerma plant, where it manufactures safety belts for the Automotive Industry.
This investment will increase the production of 25 to 40 million car seat belts per year, as well as the generation of 1,000 jobs.

Autoliv has a presence in several states of Mexico, with a 50 percent participation in the North American market, offering seat belts, airbags and steering wheels, among other products, for more than 100 brands in the automotive sector.

The German company KAMAX invests $ 45 million in Guanajuato with 215 jobs.
The company will produce screws, bolts and other components for the automotive industry.

With Kamax they add 44 German companies installed in the State, placing this country as one of the three main economic partners together with the USA and Japan.

Nissan Mexicana: 13 million units produced

Nissan Mexicana has produced 13 million vehicles with 4 plants in Mexico.

The CIVAC plant produces Nissan Versa, the largest volume model in Mexico; and the Nissan NP300 and NP300 Frontier pick ups.

The Nissan Aguascalientes A1 plant employs more than 6 thousand people, including the engine plant. The models produced in this plant also include Nissan Versa, Nissan Kicks and Nissan March.

With an investment of 2 billion dollars, the Nissan Aguascalientes A2 plant opened at the end of 2013 produces Nissan Sentra.

Mexico ranks as the fourth most important market for the NISSAN brand globally in volume, after the United States, China and Japan.

Webasto Expands Production Capacities in Mexico

Investments of 40 million euros in larger plant in Irapuato. Webasto, one of the Top 100 automotive suppliers worldwide, celebrated the opening of its third plant in Mexico due to increase of production.


Scania increases its investments in Mexico by 50% in 2019 and 2020

Scania Mexico announced a 50% increase in its investments, due to the great potential to increase its participation in the truck segment in Mexican territory, which will result in a greater number of jobs and opening 6 points of sales.

Querétaro June 10th 2020

Engineers are looking for the aeronautical companies in Querétaro since Bombardier, Safran and Airbus continue to reinvest and bring more manufacturing plans.

read magazine on line here

New Nemak plant in Mexico

Construction of a new plant to produce 200 aluminum alloy components for electric battery housings for electric cars.
By 2022, Nemak has contracts for 1 Billion US $ which will represent 20% of its sales.
This new plant in Mexico is the 39 Nemak plant that has 22,000 employees worldwide


read magazine at

Investments of 688.2 million dollars

Ferromex and Ferrosur seek to have a greater capacity to face the dynamism of the automotive sector. They moved 72 percent of the total production of the Chrysler, Ford, GM, Honda, Mazda, Nissan, Toyota and Volkswagen plants.
Ferromex, Ferrosur, Kansas City Southern of Mexico and Ferrovalle allocate 688.2 million dollars, representing an increase of 15 percent over 2018 and the highest level in a decade.

Spanish firms: + 183% in Mexico
Information from the Ministry of Economy indicates that in the last five years foreign direct investment in electricity generation and transmission in Mexico amounted to 8 thousand 609 million dollars, of which 49.4 percent corresponded to companies with Spanish capital, where renewable energy they are the most important.
That is, the companies of that European country disbursed 4 thousand 249 million dollars, 183 percent more than in the previous period, which goes from 2009 to 2013.
The amount invested by Spanish companies for renewable energy projects is increasing rapidly, as they were approved in the last three years 6 thousand 231 million dollars

leer revista aqui - read magazine here

Investments also in Jalisco

Many investments in Queretaro, and nearest Jalisco is the third favorite state for new investments, since 27% of companies expect to open new businesses according to the Perspectives for 2019 KPMG study.

US$ 35.6 billion investment as of January 2019
Investment agreement of the government of Mexican President Lopez Obrador with that of President Trump for southern Mexico as well as Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador has been reached for an amount of 35.6 billion dollars as of January 2019 see here

Mexico displaced South Korea as the sixth largest producer of motor vehicles in the world in 2018, consolidating in the industrial sector in which it is most competitive.
Mexico produced in 2018 4.070.606 vehicles.
While Mexico's production climbed year-over-year from 2010 to 2018, that of South Korea fell 13.5% last year, compared to its record high in 2011 and Hyundai Motor has moved production to Mexico and India.

Mexico becomes the 4th world exporter of automotive products

Mexico exported 127 billion dollars and ranked 4th in the countries that export automotive products in 2017, after Germany, Japan and the United States (EU).
The main exporting countries of the automotive industry: Germany with 17.8% of the world total; Japan 9.9%; EU, 9.4% and Mexico 7.6%, followed by the Republic of Korea, with 4.6%.


Valeo : plant in San Luis Potosí
In order to double its production, Valeo Térmico began construction in San Luis Potosí of its new plant with an investment of 43 million dollars, for the production of 11 million units of thermal systems.
In the plants that already operate in San Luis Potosí, a total of 5000 workers have been counted. Valeo in San Luis Potosi produces windshield wipers, engine cooling systems, electronic systems and compressors.

Whirlpool: new investment in plant in Mexico
Whirlpool, a leader in the manufacture of household goods such as stoves, refrigerators and washing machines, invest $ 5 million to create a new warehouse at its plant in Guanajuato.


BMW Group transfers production plant in Mexico

BMW Group transfers part of the production of its Series 3 from Germany to the plant that is about to open in San Luis Potos, Mexico and which increased its expectation of vehicle manufacturing to 175 thousand units per year.

read magazine here

From 2010 to 2017, the GDP of the Mexican automotive industry grew 12.3% on average.
In 2017, this industry impacted 90 economic activities in the secondary sector and 70 in commerce and services.
By 2018, the numbers are even more important (since Mexico displaced South Korea as the world's sixth largest vehicle producer in 2018) and expectations for 2019 higher.

Mexico, China's second largest trading partner in Latin America; more investment is expected from the Asian country
Latin America is the second destination of Chinese investment, and Mexico the second largest trading partner of China in Latin America, the Consul General of the People's Republic of China in Tijuana, Yu Bo, foresaw the arrival of more investment in Mexico.
Chinese investment in Mexico has significant growth potential, as Chinese companies are increasing their production.

read magazine here - leer revista


Mexico increased its exports at a rate more than doubled compared to Brazil
Mexico has increased its exports at a rate that is more than double that of Brazil in the last decade, both being the largest exporters in Latin America.
Mexican exports of products totaled 451 billion dollars in 2018, increasing 55% compared to 2008 (Inegi).

The total Mexican exports of December 2018 registered 37.5 billion dollars, a level that exceeds 4.3% last December, which amounted to 35 billion dollars. On average, the level of Mexican exports grew 10.3%.

SAFRAN inaugurated its sixth factory in Querétaro, Mexico.
230 people will work in this factory this year, and almost 600 in 2021

"Since October, this plant produces blades for our new LEAP engines, which will then be installed on the Boeing 737 MAX.
More than 14,000 units of LEAP engines have already been ordered by the airlines!
Querétaro was chosen because the plant will be near our other sites in Mexico and because we have excellent relations with local authorities. In addition, a training center has been established at the Aeronautical University in Querétaro / UNAQ. "

Mexico captured US $ 17.8 billion of foreign direct investment in the first half of 2018

270 new companies with a total investment 2012-2017 of 13 billion dollars, mainly from the automotive and auto parts sector.
The companies that have invested in the entity come from : Mexico, Japan, United States, Germany, Spain, Italy, France, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, Korea, Brazil, India, Turkey, Holland, Taiwan, Austria , Sweden, Tunisia, Slovenia, Portugal, China and Israel.


Fagor Ederlan : two new automotive plants in Mexico

Dedicated to the manufacture of automotive components in iron and aluminum, Fagor has invested 80 million euros in both factories, located in San Luis Potosí. The joint workforce is 350 workers. The most powerful investment, 72 million euros, has been for the plant dedicated to the manufacture of suspension hangers in aluminum for global 'premium' customers. It has a team of 280 people and a productive capacity of 2 million molten and mechanized components.


Vehicles Production / producción de coches 5 Millions Vehicles to be produced in Mexico in 2 years

Mexico-USA New Free Trade Agreement

The new treaty NAFTA requires for a sharp increase in automotive components from North America ( Mexico, USA, Canada)
As a result, companies in Mexico are urgently increasing production. The whole industry benefits.

5 Millions Vehicles to be produced in Mexico in 2 years

Vehicles Production in Mexico / producción de coches en México


Investment confirmed by the Acting Governor, Manuel Gonzalez Flores, and Samuel Guzman, Undersecretary of Investment and Industrial Development.

In 2018, two new plants of Chinese firms made a joint investment of 37 million dollars and 510 jobs.

Read Heat Treatment magazine free on line

The brands that most accelerate their production in September 2018 are Toyota and KIA, which showed an increase of 45.2% and 26.9%, with a total of 18,410 units and 28,300, respectively.
They are the figures of production of cars for September 2018.

Querétaro June 10 info

In 2020, the Volkswagen assembly plant will assemble a new vehicle in Puebla.
In addition, the Q5 ascent in Audi will continue.

Read Foundry magazine in English from page 25

The Japanese automotive company Aisin Automotive, is the first company to be installed in the Marabis Industrial Park in Comonfort, Guanajuato.
With an investment of 30 million dollars and more than 300 employees, the company will be dedicated to the production of door frames, door handles, central pillars, sunroofs, window regulators and exterior handles for the Automotive-Auto parts sector.
Among its main clients are General Motors and Toyota.


Congresses 2019

  Mexico Heat Treatment Congress
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos México 2019
22 Mayo 2019 - Querétaro
Stand Euro 399

  Mexico Foundry Congress 2019
23 Mayo 2019 - Querétaro
Stand Euro 399

  Spain Heat Treatment Congress 2019
Jornada Tratamientos Térmicos 2019 Bilbao
25 Sept. 2019 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

  Spain Foundry Congress 2019
Jornada FUNDICION Bilbao 2019
26 Sept. 2019 - Bilbao
Stand Euro 390

  Heat Treatment Congress INDIA 2019

Nov 6th 2019 - PUNE
Stand Euro 590

  Asia Mold and 3D Printing 2019

10-12 March. 2019 - China
Stand Euro 1690

  JULANG Exhibition CHINA 2019

13-15 June 2018

  Heat Treatment Congress PORTUGAL

Oct. 21st 2016 - COIMBRA
Stand Euro 390

  INDIA Foundry & Die Casting Conference and Stands

15 Nov 2017 - PUNE
Stand Euro 390

  Heat Treatment Congress BRASIL
Congresso tratamento térmico Brasil
sSão Paulo
Stand Euro 445


Mexico Titanium Congress 2018
Jornada Titanio México 2018

13 - 14 Junio 2018 - Querétaro
Stand Euro 399

  Heat Treatment Congress Chicago
May 13th 2015 - Chicago
Stand US$ 599

  Heat Treatment Congress POLAND

Oct 8th 2014 - Kraków
Stand Euro 390

Congresses organizados / organised by international magazine and by

Calle Goya 25, 1 Izq. - E-28001 MADRID - Spain
T: 91 576 56 09