FedEx opens new Mexican logistics centre
FedEx Express began operations this month at a new logistics centre in Mexico. The centre is located in the El Peral Industrial Park in the municipality of Cuautitlan Izcalli in the State of Mexico (also known as “Edomex”, this state is in south-central part of Mexico).
“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.
Jorge Torres, president of FedEx Express Mexico, added: “The opening of the FedEx Logistics Center reflects the company’s commitment to Mexico in all aspects and our interest in promoting national growth by providing a larger supply chain network for small, medium, and large Mexican enterprises to have access to a comprehensive, first-class solutions portfolio that meet trade and the local market needs.”
FedEx said that the new 270,000 sq. ft. 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 centre include:
- 26 loading and unloading platforms
- More than 86,000 sq. ft. of storage space in selective rack systems of up to seven levels with 12,734 available positions
- Mezzanine with three levels of 15,000 sq. ft. 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.