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Mexico Logistics Report Released

Tue, 12/04/2012 - 2:05pm
Material Handling Industry of America

Mexico’s $68 billion trucking industry is led by 10 companies with revenues from $90 million to $220 million, according to the recently released Armstrong & Associates report titled "Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report." The report is a valuable resource for anyone considering locating their manufacturing and assembly operations to Mexico.

The report is comprised of four chapters covering the basics of the Mexican economy and logistics infrastructure, an overview of the major transportation and third party logistics (3PL) companies in the region, the top Mexican motor carriers and 3PL's and an overview of automotive manufacturing and logistics in Mexico.

According to the report, major U.S. and international companies play important roles in Mexican logistics. DHL/Exel ($300m), Werner ($210m) and Ryder ($200m) are heavily involved in value-added warehousing, transportation management and trucking. APL/VASCOR, Kuehne + Nagel and Menlo have also carved out significant third-party logistics niches in automotive, tires and high technology. Kansas City Southern and Ferromex (UPS) are the major railroads. Intermodal and car hauling are important and growing service lines.

In addition, automotive logistics has grown dramatically in Mexico over the last 20 years. There are 25 automotive assembly plants (OEM) spread out from Mexico City north, and over 1,000 Tier 1 and Tier 2 suppliers are now located in Mexico. Over two million automobiles and light trucks will be exported from Mexico in 2012.

Click here to get the complimentary 150-page comprehensive analysis "Mexico: Trucking, Railroads and Third-Party Logistics Market Report."

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