Booming. That’s the best way to describe the current state of the auto market in Mexico. The industry achieved record production in 2014, reaching 3.2 million vehicles – nearly a 10 percent growth from the year before.
Acquired in 2014, WWL’s Mexico City vehicle processing centre (VPC) is a modern facility that not only serves auto production in Mexico, but is centrally located to connect car manufacturers to the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas on the Pacific Ocean and Veracruz in the Gulf of Mexico. It is fully equipped to perform vehicle accessorisation and pre-delivery inspection, accommodate car and parts storage, and features body shops and paint labs, all of which ensure increased efficiency and quality for OEMs.
Storage and warehousing
WWL’s Mexico City processing centre offers storage capacity for up to 6,000 units in paved areas, including space for 450 high spec vehicles in a warehouse. There are also an additional 6000 spaces on a compacted surface. The warehouse
With a body shop certified by Renault France and Colombia, Chrysler USA and Cesvi, the Mexico City VPC is equipped to handle a variety of processes. The paint lab is the only one in Mexico that handles three different paint brands (PPG, Sikkens and Dupont), using the latest colour homologation technology. There are also three car wash workstations that use recycled water, and repair and assembly areas to deal with manufacturer accessorization and customisation requirements.
Located between the ports of Lázaro Cárdenas and Veracruz, WWL’s Mexico City VPC has convenient connection to the main railroads that operate to and from the ports. Capacity for 29 bi-level and tri-level railcars and modern buck equipment ensure efficient rail loading and unloading at the VPC.
The Mexico City VPC has contracts with eight truck companies to ensure that cars are safely transported to their final destination. There are an additional four companies that the VPC contracts that offer the self-driving service for short distances to local dealer showrooms.
About the Mexico City VPC
The VPC has 80 skilled employees that work in two shifts, from 06.00 to 18.00. Each month the VPC uses 600 m3 of water for all activities, recycling 120m3 of it. The main yard is 164,092 m2, and there are an additional 44,000 m2 for long-term storage.