Amazon to invest US$100 million in Mexico
MEXICO – Amazon invested US$100 million in the opening new warehouses in Mexico in an attempt to offer faster deliveries, including its first shipping centers outside of the populous metropolitan area of the capital, the company said.
The new facilities include two logistics centers, one near the northern city of Monterrey and another near the Guadalajara plant, as well as a support building in the State of Mexico, near Mexico City.
The company also opened 12 delivery stations, bringing its total to 27 across the country, it reported.
“Building a solid infrastructure network allows the company to stay closer than ever to customers, thanks to the fact that it is possible to offer fast shipping,” Amazon explained in a statement.
Monterrey and Guadalajara are the two largest metropolitan areas in the country after the expansive Mexico City. The new facilities represent 69,000 square meters in total and 1,500 direct and indirect jobs, according to Amazon.
In total, the American firm now operates five logistics centers, two support buildings and two sorting centers in Latin America’s second-largest economy, where it launched its online shopping site in 2015.
Enrique Alfaro, the governor of the state of Jalisco, of which Guadalajara is the capital, affirmed that the new local warehouse will help a greater number of small and medium-sized companies to ship their products faster and at lower costs.
Amazon is also struggling to make its way into Brazil, where it recently opened its fifth and largest fulfillment center, occupying an area of 100,000 square meters.
Source: El Economista