The international logistics firm DHL Supply Chain anticipates doubling its presence in Mexico over the next four years with an investment of about US $160 million.
The division of Deutsche Post DHL currently has 80 warehouses, 8,500 employees and about 110 clients in Mexico, many of which are in the automotive sector.
The company warehouses and delivers components such as engines, windshields and tires to assembly plants in the sequence in which they are required.
The challenge is ensuring that the right part shows up at the right time. If not, production delays result. In the case of Ford Motor Co., DHL Supply Chain must operate within a margin of error of 0.5%, explained president Agustín Croche.
The company plans to take advantage of growth in the technology, aerospace and energy sectors in Mexico and be a leader in industrial logistics, he said.
Source: El Financiero (sp)