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Where the impacts of the investment may be experienced.
  • Mexico
International, regional and national development finance institutions. Many of these banks have a public interest mission, such as poverty reduction.
  • Netherlands Development Finance Company (FMO)
Status: Approved
Bank Risk Rating: B
Risk rating varies among banks and may refer only to the particular investment and not to the risk for the project as a whole. Projects marked 'U' have an 'Unknown' risk rating at the time of disclosure.
Board Decision Date: 2016-09-06
The estimate day the bank will vote on a proposed investment. The decision dates may change, so review updated project documents or contact the EWS team.
Borrower or Client: Visscher Caravelle Mexico S.A. de C.V.
The holder of the loan, grant, or other investment.
The service or industry focus of the investment. A project can have several sectors.
  • Industry and Trade
  • Infrastructure
Investment Type(s): Loan
The categories of the bank investment: loan, grant, etc.
Investment Amount (USD): $ 1.80 million
Value listed on project documents at time of disclosure. If necessary, converted to USD$. Please review updated project documents for more information.

Currency conversion note:
Bank reported EUR 1.60 MLN
Converted using 2016-09-06 exchange rate.

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Original disclosure @ FMO website
Updated in EWS: 2017-07-25

Project Description
FROM FMO: WHO IS OUR CLIENT Visscher Caravelle Mexico S.A. de C.V. is a subsidiary of the Dutch carpet products producer Visscher Caravelle (VC) from Genemuiden. VC's main business is the production of car-mats (>90 percent of overall business) wherein it is one of the largest producers in the world and an important supplier to many major car brands. VC has manufacturing plants in Europe and Asia and established a new facility in Mexico in 2014 to service North-American car manufacturing plants. FUNDING OBJECTIVE VC Mexico has signed new supply agreements with various car manufacturers that have their assembly lines in Mexico. Therefore, investments are required in the existing facility to increase its production. VC approached FMO-FOM for financing to be used for the expansion of the Mexican production plant, in particular the purchase of new sewing and weaving machine plotters and injection molding equipment. WHY WE FUND THIS PROJECT This transaction has an excellent fit with FMO-FOM: Dutch interest transaction to a reputable company with international footprint, positive track record and good growth prospects. A yet to be conducted feasibility study should assess opportunities for recycling and using bio-based and recycled raw materials as inputs. Furthermore there is no commercial funding available for the required investments.
Investment Description
The FMO will finance up to EUR 1.60 million for this project.
Contact Information
FMO The Netherlands +31 70 314 96 96 info@fmo.nl Anna van Saksenlaan 71 2593 HW, The Hague The Netherlands