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DuPont's Presence in Mexico

Published on 2007-09-18. Author : SpecialChem

DuPont was established in Mexico in 1925 as Mexican Explosives Company - a joint venture with Dinamita Hercules. This was the first DuPont investment outside of the U.S. DuPont Mexico has about 3,000 employees located at 10 sites and five R&D centers in Mexico City, Altamira, Tlalnepantla, Lerma, Ocoyoacac, Monterrey, Guadalajara, Culiacan and Santa Clara.

DuPont Mexico expects to continue to grow at a double digit rate and increase its market penetration in industries including agriculture, coatings, oil and gas and safety. New projects are being developed - as a part of the Emerging Markets Growth Initiative - that have great potential and meet the needs of local and regional customers.


  • 1925 DuPont was established in Mexico.

  • 1952 The Tlalnepantla site was established to manufacture refinish products.

  • 1959 The titanium dioxide site was built in Altamira.

  • 1973 Crop Protection Products opened the Lerma site.

  • 1982 Pioneer started operations in Mexico, with offices in Guadalajara and Reynosa.

  • 2002 DuPont was named among the 'Best Places to Work in Mexico', according to The Great Place To Work Institute, and has remained on the list since.

  • 2003 A new DuPont Titanium Technologies lab and a second DuPont Performance Coatings laboratory were inaugurated at the Tlalnepantla site.

  • 2004 Mexico and South America were joined as a new region - DuPont Latin America.

  • 2007 A new refinish laboratory opened at the Tlalnepantla site.

Source: DuPont

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