Ann Arbor, MI-based LTL carrier Con-Way Transportation Services said its Mexican operating company, Con-Way Mexico Express, is opening a network of six logistics centers to serve the major commercial markets in Mexico.
“Building this network is the next logical step in providing Con-Way service throughout all the NAFTA markets,” said David McClimon, president of Con-Way. “We eventually want to provide the same service in Mexico that we currently provide in the U.S. and Canada.”
The new facilities, located in Nuevo Laredo, Monterrey, San Luis Potosi, Guadalajara, Queretaro and Mexico City, should be open for business July 4. McClimon added that the carrier’s expanded logistics network in Mexico is going to be managed by Con-Way Mexico personnel and will be linked to Con-Way’s central computer system.
“This link will allow full operations control and visibility of shipment movements and storage details,” he said. “Customers will be able to access information about their shipments via the Internet. The computer system will also allow Con-Way to monitor on-time delivery performance in Mexico in the same way that it does in the U.S. and Canada.”
"Over the past several years we have worked very closely with a select number of excellent Mexican motor carriers and are very confident in their service capabilities,” said Jose Antonio Gonzalez, managing director of Con-Way Mexico. “We’ve established contracts with these carriers to provide the best linehaul connections between all the centers and service to Mexico’s major markets. These carriers will be held to the same strict set of transit time and freight handling standards that Con-Way has in place in the U.S. and Canada.”
In addition to arranging freight transport across the U.S.-Mexico border and within Mexico, the new logistics centers will provide cross-dock distribution, assembly and short-term warehousing services.
Con-Way established its presence in Mexico in 1992 when it set up a sales support office in Monterrey. Since then it has expanded its sales offices to cover the cities of Guadalajara, Queretaro, and Mexico City.