MULTI DISTRIBUTION CENTERS CONSTRUCTION IN MEXICO - Hermosillo: Design and Construction
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E-commerce is growing quicker than ever. Businesses have to increase their competitiveness and productivity in order to stay afloat. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2020, online shopping reached a value of $316,000 million pesos in Mexico. This resulted in a growth of 81% compared to 2019.

Because of this, retail and wholesale businesses have seen the need to have better, closer, and more efficient distribution centers to fulfill their orders on time. In this post, you’ll find valuable information about the construction of logistic centers for different industries, as well as success stories of the projects where we have worked on.

4 CHARACTERISTICS OF A CORRECTLY DESIGNED & BUILT DISTRIBUTION CENTER

The optimization of a logistics warehouse is reflected in its operations, and starts from the design and construction of its infrastructure.

To increase operation productivity in distribution centers, it is important to consider the following building characteristics: floor quality, clear height, clear span (distance between columns), and the overall width of the warehouse.

1. Floor quality:

2. Clear height:

3. Distance between columns:

4. Width of the warehouse:

Having an experienced designer and a general contractor is key, as they will deliver a highly efficient product that will maximize storage and not compromise your operability. Our company is a leader in the design and construction of distribution centers since we have a design team with extensive experience in this type of project.

HOW TO CHOOSE THE LOCATION FOR A DISTRIBUTION CENTER

The most important thing when determining to build a distribution center is, without a doubt, the location. This can be a decisive factor in the success or failure of the business. Before selecting the site, we recommend doing a study to determine the proximity to end customers, available utilities and infrastructure, connectivity, and local labor force.

The distribution center must have appropriate accessibility, with efficient entrances and exits and adequate connectivity to primary roads. In addition, it must be close to the city to be able to efficiently deliver to final customers and/or smaller distribution centers, known as the “last mile”, without having to waste a lot of time in traffic. This way, it will be possible to receive products from other cities and, at the same time, send them efficiently to different places.

Some of our clients have opted to design and build their distribution center with connectivity to train tracks, hoping to reduce costs by transporting their products by train instead of trucks on highways.

OUR SUCCESS STORIES IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF LOGISTIC CENTERS

At Hermosillo, we have worked alongside great clients on the design and construction of more than 100 warehouses and distribution centers all over Mexico. Each client, depending on their needs and business nature, will require specialized attributes for operations. Get to know some of the logistic centers we have built:

Chedraui: We had the opportunity to build two distribution centers for this important retail chain. These are located in Teoloyucan, State of Mexico, and in Villahermosa, Tabasco. The logistics centers were built under the fast-track, design/build scheme, and each one has a total area of ​​60,000 m² (645,834.63 sqft). They are “cross-docks” type, with 182 boarding docs, and have cooling and freezing chambers for the proper storage of product. At the Villahermosa distribution center, we use recycled rainwater to cool the air conditioning equipment. Thanks to these projects, we later participated in the construction of a power center with Chedraui in San José del Cabo, Baja California Sur. If you want to know more, read our blog post about this project.

MABE: Located in Huehuetoca, Estado de México, this 70,000 m² (753,473.73 sqft) “front-dock” type distribution center was built with a connection to two different railway providers. Plus, there’s room for 69 parked train boxes and train tracks in the back.

Whirlpool: This “front-dock” type project is located in Monterrey, Nuevo León. It was built with a railway spur with a length of 3.4 km, with tracks at the rear and 94 dock doors.

Abocol-Omagro: This was a very specialized project since the distribution center receives raw material and then mixes and stores fertilizers to later distribute to its customers. Their product arrives in a dump truck and is unloaded from below the box, falls into a pit, and is received by a conveyor. This conveyor raises it to the ceiling and from there it drops the material into its corresponding container. This project has a total area of ​​14,850 m² (159,844.07 sqft).

Some other of our relevant logistic and warehouse projects include: 

WRAPPING UP

Every day there are more companies focused on developing their distribution chains in strategic locations in Mexico. Without a doubt, the pandemic brought challenging adjustments in everyone’s consumption behavior. This is why companies must bet on having logistics centers that are as optimized as possible, with the characteristics mentioned above. When designing and building distribution centers for our clients, at Hermosillo we are committed to delivering a highly efficient final project that maximizes storage, without compromising the operations of the companies.

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