New ArvinMeritor facility in Mexico doubles warehouse capacity

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ArvinMeritor has announced the opening of a new warehouse and distribution center in Monterrey, Mexico, to serve customers of its commercial vehicle aftermarket business. The warehouse has doubled the capacity of the company’s previous storage and distribution site in Escobedo, Mexico, which it replaces.

“We’re committed to the continued growth of our commercial vehicle aftermarket business in North America, and are investing in its expansion with the opening of this new, strategically located distribution center in Monterrey,” says Joe Mejaly, vice president and general manager of CVA. “It’s good news for our customers and our business, plus it symbolizes our confidence in the health and growth of this important market for the long term.”

The 30,515-square-foot facility will include a 2,690-square-foot office area and will be outfitted with the latest inventory and material-handling equipment in both its shipping and receiving areas for improved customer service, according to Troy, Mich.-based ArvinMeritor. The new Monterrey facility employs 28 people, including much of the previous work force from the company’s nearby Escobedo distribution site. When fully operational, the Monterrey location will handle a portfolio of 4,800 items distributed under the brands Meritor, Dirona and Sudisa.