Walmart Opens 27M-Dollar Distribution Center in Mexico City
- by Anne Allen
MEXICO CITY, MEXICO - Across the globe, Walmart is a retail force. As it continues to expand worldwide, ANUK has kept close tabs on where and when the retail giant is opening up both stores and facilities. Most recently, Walmart de México announced the opening of a $27 million distribution center in Tepotzotlán, a town just north of Mexico City.
“In 2020, we plan to open three new distribution centers in the first half of the year,” stated Liliana Avalos, Corporate Communications Manager for Walmart de México y Centroamérica, to news outlet T21. “The center in [Tepotzotlán] is for e-commerce, and two more in Mérida and Chihuahua will operate as omni-channel centers.”
According to a report from FreightWaves, the new distribution center will stand at 646,000 square feet and will employ roughly 350 people. It is worth 600 million pesos, T21 noted, which rounds out to an estimation of $27 million.
After opening 134 stores in Mexico just last year, this center strengthens Walmart’s logistics network in its largest market outside of the United States.
Avalos continued, noting that, “Since the announcement of our investment plan to strengthen our logistics network in December 2016, we have allocated close to eight billion pesos [$328 million dollars] that allow us to be more agile in delivering merchandise both to homes and to our stores throughout the country.”
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