FedEx Express Transforms Domestic Trade With its New Distribution Center
MEXICO, D.F., April 8, 2014—With an investment of $48 million, FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) and the world's largest express transportation company, has opened FedEx Hub Nacional México in the State of Mexico. This distribution center officially began operations today after being inaugurated in a special ceremony.
The new hub will become the centerpiece of domestic operations and will enable reductions in transit times, improved pick-ups, and more efficient deliveries throughout the country. The growth strategy for FedEx Express in Mexico expands the range of domestic and international solutions offered to all companies at competitive prices.
“While growing the international market, we have focused in recent years on developing equipment and infrastructure to support business between states and cities within Mexico by providing solutions that meet the needs of customers,” said Jorge L. Torres, president of FedEx Express Mexico.
FedEx developed every aspect of the facility with the idea of making shipments to any part of Mexico easier. Thanks to its location, the 70,000 square feet of space, its 53 platforms for loading and unloading, the implementation of the latest technology, and the support of nearly 800 employees, the FedEx Hub Nacional México will enable operations to improve transit times and extend pick-up schedules throughout the country.
The construction of the new Hub is a major commitment from FedEx to boost the economies of steadily-growing regions such as the state of Guanajuato (which contributes 3.9% to the National GDP) , the state of Queretaro (which contributes 2% to the National GDP) and the State of Mexico, which, according to the National Institute of Statistics and Geography (INEGI), generates almost 10 percent of national GDP, among others.
"We are witnessing a key moment in the history of our company in Latin America. The FedEx Hub Nacional México will have an automated sorting system, unique in the region and capable of moving 13,500 packages per hour. Our customers’ confidence in us and their demand for tailor-made solutions has allowed us to achieve this," said Juan N. Cento, regional president of FedEx Express, Latin America and the Caribbean.
This investment from FedEx Express aligns with the federal government’s National Infrastructure Program, which aims to make Mexico a focal point for the sector, and infuses more vitality into domestic trade. The program seeks to promote regional development across the Republic through logistics connectivity to improve the country´s productivity. 
According to the World Economic Forum, Mexico ranks 68 among 144 countries in the Infrastructure Competitiveness Index 2012-2013. In addition, the World Bank ranks Mexico 47 out of 155 countries in the Logistics Performance Index 2012.  These figures indicate challenges that Mexico faces to fully develop its commercial role both domestically and internationally.
"FedEx sees the potential that Mexico offers for our business and has invested nearly $160 million since 2011. If Mexican businesses increase their competitiveness and reach more markets, FedEx and its employees will benefit. It's a win-win scenario and therefore, the company will continue to work and invest to accelerate trade in Mexico,” said Michael L. Ducker, COO and president, International, FedEx Express. Today we have more than 300,000 team members in 220 countries and territories where we operate, plus 40 years in the industry. With this distribution center and the experience behind our brand, Mexican companies have the means to access markets globally," he added.
As of late 2013, Mexican businesses have more access points for their shipments through FedEx, thanks to more than 800 retail locations and the website that allows them to open accounts and request pick-ups. Domestic shipments made through these touch points will pass through the FedEx Hub Nacional México before arriving at their final destination and customers will be able, as always, to track their packages through the FedEx webpage or mobile apps.
Among the technical features of the complex are:
- 70,000 square meters of land area, of which 17,740 correspond to the operational area and 7,000 to administrative areas divided into two levels
- The first sort control room in Latin America
- Electricity savings through low-energy consumption equipment
- Water savings, thanks to a hydraulic low-power consumption design
- LED technology
- Solar hydraulic heating systems
- One of the biggest training facilities for FedEx Express in Mexico
About FedEx Express
FedEx Express is the world’s largest express transportation company, providing fast and reliable delivery to more than 220 countries and territories. FedEx Express uses a global network by air and ground to speed delivery of time-sensitive shipments, by a definite time and date with a money-back guarantee.
About FedEx Corp.
FedEx Corp. (NYSE: FDX) provides customers and businesses worldwide with a broad portfolio of transportation, e-commerce and business services. With annual revenues of $45 billion, the company offers integrated business applications through operating companies competing collectively and managed collaboratively, under the respected FedEx brand. Consistently ranked among the world's most admired and trusted employers, FedEx inspires its more than 300,000 team members to remain "absolutely, positively" focused on safety, the highest ethical and professional standards and the needs of their customers and communities. For more information, visit news.fedex.com.
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 Mexican Invesment Map, PROMEXICO: http://mim.promexico.gob.mx/Documentos/PDF/mim/FE_GTO_vf.pdf
 Mexican Invesment Map, PROMEXICO: http://mim.promexico.gob.mx/Documentos/PDF/mim/FE_QUERETARO_vf.pdf
 Infrastructure Investment and Communications Program 2013-2018: http://www.sct.gob.mx/fileadmin/GITS/PIITC_-_SCT.pdf
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