DB Schenker, one of the world’s leading logistics supplier, opened a 60,000 square-feet logistics facility in Guadalajara, Mexico, to support distribution of Tequila Sauza, a Beam Suntory brand. At this dedicated facility, the producer of distilled beverages will be using DB Schenker’s full scope of contract logistics capabilities to manage the export of its finished goods.
“This facility is entirely focused on Tequila Sauza end-to-end export requirements,” said Jesus Barba, Branch manager, DB Schenker in a statement.
Within the facility, the Consejo Regulador del Tequila (Tequila Regulatory Council) will have dedicated space where it will perform the validation of products for export. Tequila Sauza is also utilizing DB Schenker’s warehouse management system (WMS) to support and automate its day-to-day logistics operations and centralize the tracking inventory levels and stock location.
Maria Liliana Bermudez Gonzalez of Beam Suntory said the new contract logistics facility would support Tequila Sauza ongoing growth while allowing the company to do what it does best: produce some of the world’s finest tequila.
DB Schenker will receive the finished goods, prepare all export documentation, prepare tickets according to customer purchase orders, and generate key performance indicators (KPI) on a weekly and monthly basis. The amount of investment required at the facility was not disclosed.