FLSmidth open new service centre in Mexico
First phase development in Zacatecas includes new warehouse with offices and training facilities
FLSMIDTH, leading suppliers of equipment and services to the cement and minerals industries, have opened a new service centre in Zacatecas, Mexico. The first phase development includes a 1,000 sq m warehouse along with modern offices and training facilities.
The facility is located on a 12,400 sq m parcel of land, with room for planned phases of future development. FLSmidth already operate a number of service centres and larger ‘supercentres’ around the world, including in Australia, South Africa, Chile, Peru and the US. These service centres are strategically located close to both mining and cement operations.
‘FLSmidth’s service centers and supercenters represent a forward-thinking step in customer service because of the unique and specific ways each local center can interact with the particular needs of the customer in its immediate area,’ said Romy Gibbons, FLSmidth’s global supercentre director. ‘This includes everything from the convenience and availability of services and parts to training programs and job creation for members of the local community.’
Richardt Fangel, FLSmidth Mexico country head, added: ‘Zacatecas was a natural choice as a service center location because of its proximity to many of the country’s major mining projects. In all, nearly 70% of Mexico’s mining production takes place within a radius of 500 km from Zacatecas.”’
Major mining companies in the region include: Peñoles; Fresnillo; Grupo Mexico; Goldcorp, which operates Peñasquito; First Majestic; and Capstone Gold.