FedEx opens 270,000 square feet facility in Mexico
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FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. and the world’s largest transportation company, began operations at a new FedEx Logistics Center located in the State of Mexico.
“The new center combines the capabilities of an advanced facility with a talented team of logistics professionals to provide a comprehensive service offering to its many customers, which now includes unloading, storing and transferring of products and packages,” said the company in a press release.
The center, located in the El Peral Industrial Park in the municipality of Cuautitlan Izcalli, is part of a five-year expansion plan by FedEx in Mexico, as the company seeks to meet customer needs and expand its service offerings.
“Having an advanced facility in the area of supply chain is critical to promoting international trade. That’s why we at FedEx continue to drive growth in our Latin American markets, connecting companies with global opportunities through alliances and investments and always aiming to meet the current needs of each country or territory in which we operate,” said Juan Cento, president of FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean.
The new 270,000 square feet facility will allow the company to consolidate all logistics operations in one place, providing better control of inventory with real-time visibility and traceability of all shipping and movements. Highlights of the new center include:
- 26 loading and unloading platforms
- More than 86,000 square feet of storage space in selective rack systems of up to seven levels with 12,734 available positions
- Mezzanine with three levels of 15,000 square feet each
- Maquila added-value station
- Post-sale reverse logistics customer care area
- Control tower for monitoring critical deliveries throughout the country
- Inventory administration operated by state-of-the-art WMSs
- Modulated growth capacity
Grand opening event attendees included Lic. Eruviel Ávila, governor of the State of Mexico; Adrian Villalobos Fuentes; secretary of Economic Development; Juan Cento, president of FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean, Julio Barrionuevo, senior vice president, Operations for FedEx Express Latin America and the Caribbean, and Jorge Luis Torres, president of FedEx Express Mexico. They were joined by FedEx team members and customers.