PPG COMEX Completes $1.8 million investment at Chihuahua, Mexico Distribution Center
June 4, 2018
PPG COMEX has completed a $1.8 million investment at a distribution center in Chihuahua, Mexico. The 49,000-square-foot facility located in the northern part of Mexico will be utilized for more than 15,000 unique paint and coatings products, the company stated. It is the brand’s seventh distribution center in the country.
Located in the Chihuahua Industrial Complex, the center serves more than 125 PPG Comex stores located in the cities of Bocoyna, Camargo, Chihuahua, Cuauhtemoc, Delicias, Guerrero, Hidalgo del Parral, Jimenez, Juarez, Madera, Meoqui, Ojinaga, and Santa Isabel. Its central location reduces transportation time to the stores by up to 85 percent, helping PPG Comex meet its promise to fulfill orders from each of its nearly 4,500 stores in Mexico within 24 hours, the company stated.
“Chihuahua, which is the fifth largest economy in the country, has maintained double-digit growth over the past three years and represents a strategic opportunity for PPG,” said Henrik Bergstrom, president, PPG Comex. “With this new center, we have consolidated our distribution strategy to move 1.3 million gallons of paint daily within Mexico so we can better serve our customers.”
Bergstrom additionally stated that PPG Comex will continue to strengthen its position as one of the largest retailers in Mexico, facilitating the renovation of 160,000 homes each day. PPG Comex employs approximately 4,500 people in Mexico at its company-owned stores, six manufacturing facilities, four training centers and three research centers.