ATLANTA, GA, Aug. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire/ - Alcan Cable, a business of Rio Tinto Alcan, hosted an open house today to celebrate the opening of its new distribution center in Mexico City. The facility will serve as the main sales and distribution center for Alcan Cable de México, a leading manufacturer of aluminum alloy cables.
"Alcan Cable de México's new larger distribution center in Mexico City will allow us to more quickly respond to our customers' increasing cable requirements with better on-time delivery and enhanced customer service and technical support," said Pete Mir, General Manager, Alcan Cable de México.
"The Mexico building construction market is an integral part of Alcan Cable's North American growth strategy for our STABILOY® cable products. The expansion of the distribution warehouse in Mexico City demonstrates Alcan Cable's continued commitment to the Mexican and Latin American markets," said Jack Miller, President, Alcan Cable.
At the open house, guests were able to tour the distribution center and meet Alcan Cable de México personnel and members of Alcan Cable's U.S. management team. The facility features additional inventory capacity, redesigned cutting and packaging equipment, and a training center to host customer educational programs about STABILOY® cables.
The company's STABILOY® brand of aluminum alloy cables have become the standard for commercial, institutional and industrial building applications in Mexico. Alcan Cable de México utilizes a network of electrical distributors to sell its products throughout Mexico.
Alcan Cable entered the Mexican market in 1995 and was the first company to introduce 8000 Series aluminum alloy Type MC (Metal Clad) cable and low smoke, single conductor aluminum alloy feeder cable, XHHW-2 LS.
About Alcan Cable
With a history spanning over 100 years, Alcan Cable provides its customers with high-quality products and outstanding customer service. As a leading manufacturer of aluminum cable and rod and strip products, Alcan Cable serves the utility, electrical distribution, OEM and renewable energy markets.
Headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia (USA), Alcan Cable has four manufacturing operations in North America and one manufacturing operation in China, as well as a dedicated Technology Development Center for its global operations.
About Rio Tinto
Rio Tinto is a leading international mining group headquartered in the UK, combining Rio Tinto plc, a London and NYSE listed company, and Rio Tinto Limited, which is listed on the Australian Securities Exchange.
Rio Tinto's business is finding, mining, and processing mineral resources. Major products are aluminium, copper, diamonds, energy (coal and uranium), gold, industrial minerals (borax, titanium dioxide, salt) and iron ore. Activities span the world but are strongly represented in Australia and North America with significant businesses in South America, Asia, Europe and southern Africa.
SOURCE Alcan Cable