MEXICO CITY — Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V. on Aug. 29 held a groundbreaking ceremony at its new Metropolitan distribution center located in the Azcapotzalco District of Mexico City. The facility is expected to be the largest and most modern distribution center of the baking industry in the Americas and will increase the logistics capacity and enhance productivity and distribution efficiency for Grupo Bimbo, the company said.
Grupo Bimbo said it will invest 2.3 billion pesos ($129.3 million) in the facility, which will include inventory control and automation technology to supply sales centers and routes serving more than 200,000 customers.
The facility also will have several sustainability features, including:
• 30% of the area will be green areas managed by Reforestamos Mexico A.C., planting more than 1,000 trees
• Exclusive use of electricity from the Piedra Larga Wind Farm
• A savings of 269 tons of CO2
• LEED Gold certification
• Low consumption and reuse of water with a rain water catchment system
• Zero waste to landfill areas
|Daniel Servitje, chairman and c.e.o. of Grupo Bimbo|
“Grupo Bimbo pledges its commitment to the country and to Mexico City,” said Daniel Servitje, chairman and chief executive officer of Grupo Bimbo. “This is where the company was born more than 70 years ago and grew to become a leading company in the world. We believe in the great potential of Mexico City, and we invite the private sector to add to the efforts for a more competitive, more prosperous and stronger Mexico.”Once in operation, the distribution center is expected to create 350 direct jobs and 1,700 indirect jobs.