NEWPORT NEWS, Va., Nov. 16, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- With the establishment of a Tlalnepantla, Mexico office, Swisslog's Americas division is now well placed to address the growing needs of the Mexican and Latin American markets, Swisslog's expansion plans include the acquisition earlier this year of Ohio-based, FORTE, which optimizes distribution centers for many of the fastest growing companies in North America.
Markus Schmidt, senior vice president of Swisslog Americas said, "Swisslog has already delivered solutions to one of Mexico's largest retailers and now with our local office we can make a full-time commitment to the region. The new office will allow our expertise and solution/product portfolio in e-commerce and temperature controlled warehousing fully accessible to the growing local companies that want to take steps into warehouse automation."
Senior design consultant, Yvan Busom Sosa, will lead the warehouse and distribution design practice in the Tlalnepantla office. Sosa believes the time is right to build on existing successes in the region. Many international companies entering the market in e-commerce and other areas will inspire a wave of automation needs, boosting the image of Mexico as a developing market.
Said Yvan: "It's an exciting time to be in warehouse automation here in Mexico. We're at the convergence of rapid developments in technology and retail trends in e-commerce, legislative requirements in pharmaceuticals and temperature controlled food and beverage needs. These are all areas of strength for our automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS) and our goods-to-person picking systems. We're able to bring a competitive advantage that has proved very popular in other emerging markets."
Swisslog is a leader in the global logistics automation market. In addition to driving some of the latest thinking in e-commerce and solutions for cold storage environments and case picking, the company recently introduced the first Automated Item Picking concept, bringing together robotics technology developed by parent-company KUKA, and adapting it for the piece picking environment. Robotics applications are also offering combined synergies for the company in freezer and pharmaceutical applications, making Swisslog an automation powerhouse around the globe.
Not only will Swisslog be able to aid the Mexican and Latin American markets in product solutions, they also have considerable expertise in the planning, design, implementation and technical support of entire distribution centers to ensure each facility is perfectly aligned and optimally utilized.
"We have a fairly straightforward approach to what can be seen as a complex issue," adds Yvan. "We eliminate risk and inefficiencies for customers when delivering new or adapted automated warehouse solutions, but it often takes face-to-face opportunities to really demonstrate this in more definitive terms. That's why it's great to have a local presence in this rapidly developing market."
Swisslog's new office will reside in Tlalnepantla alongside parent company, KUKA, at Progreso #8, Los Reyes Industrial, Tlalnepantla, 54073, Edo. De Mexico, Mexico. For more information contact the office at +52 55 41257070 or visit www.swisslog.com/LA.
Swisslog Logistics, Inc.
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Swisslog designs, develops and delivers best-in-class automation solutions for forward-thinking hospitals, warehouses and distribution centers. The company offers integrated systems and services from a single source – from consulting to design, implementation and lifetime customer service. Behind the growing success are 2500 employees worldwide, supporting customers in more than 50 countries.
Swisslog is part of the KUKA Group, a leading global supplier of intelligent automation solutions.
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