Inside Logistics

Interroll opens office in Mexico

Counting on close ties to US for growth

January 18, 2017

Sant’Antonino, Switzerland—Interroll is opening a new branch office in Mexico to further strengthen its operations in the Americas. The aim of establishing an office in Mexico City is to gain a firmer foothold in the continent’s third largest market and, with its close ties to the United States, to better develop the potential of this fast growing market.

“In view of Interroll’s positive development in the Americas, our close customer relationships in various industry sectors and the growth and importance of the Mexican market, where we have been successful for many years, opening our own dedicated sales office is simply the next logical step,” said Tim McGill president of American operations and EVP of the Interroll Worldwide Group.

Interroll already operates its own manufacturing and sales centres in the United States, Brazil and Canada. In addition to major automotive companies and airports, Interroll’s end customers in the Americas include courier and postal services, food and e-commerce enterprises.

With a population of more than 120 million people, Mexico is among the top 15 economies in the world and its economy is increasingly moving into manufacturing. It has very close ties to the United States, its largest export and import partner. Countless multinational American, European and Asian companies have facilities in Mexico.

This is why Interroll sees excellent opportunities in the automotive industry, the Distribution/Beverage sector and e-commerce in this quickly expanding market. In recent years, Mexico has become the third largest market in the Americas in these industries.

Already in 2013, Interroll has expanded its presence in the Americas by purchasing the belt curve manufacturer Portec in the United States. The location in Cañon City, Colorado, is now the group’s only non-European centreof excellence. The company also has manufacturing and sales sites in Atlanta and Wilmington and manufactures locally for the Canadian and Brazilian markets. In local currencies, Interroll’s revenues in the Americas region grew 19 percent in 2015. The region’s share of the group’s total revenues is 27 percent.

Liczy Pallares will be the new manager at the Mexican branch office. Born in Colombia, she was most recently key account manager with responsibility for Latin America. The new office is located centrally in Mexico City.