Engineered fasteners supplier EFC International opens distribution center in Queretaro
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EFC International, a supplier of engineered fasteners based in St. Louis, Missouri recently announced the expansion of its global presence with the establishment of a new office and warehouse in Queretaro under the subsidiary EFC Global, S de RL de CV.
“Our recently established legal entity and operations in Mexico, including a warehouse in Queretaro, outside sales engineers, customer service and support staff in Mexico, enables EFC to enhance our service level in the region. We’re able to respond more quickly and hold inventory in closer proximity to our customer base. We also are positioned to act as a key channel partner into Mexico for our strategic partner suppliers,” said the company in a statement.
This new addition will help EFC “to mitigate supply chain risks and improve local service,” said Mary Becker, Vice President of North American Sales.
The company designs and commissions third party manufacturers to produce its specialty engineered metal, plastic, cold-formed and spring steel stampings, as well as electrical and assembled component parts. EFC currently is seeing annual sales growth of more than 10% in the Mexican market, where it has more than 500 customers.
A big part of its business is focused in Mexico's automotive market. The company supplies Ford, GM, Chrysler, Mercedes-Benz, BMW, Hyundai, Tesla, Toyota and Honda vehicles, among others, according to its website.