DSV recently announced they will be relocating two of their Mexico branches into brand new facilities with a keen focus being placed on increasing their cross-border trade.
The new facilities located in Pharr and Laredo are only a few miles from the Mexican border and can travel to either facility in less than four hours.
DSV Road President, David Peng spoke enthusiastically about the relocation, “The old facility in Laredo was over 40 years old and quite run down. Moving into a brand new facility with 50,000 sq. of warehouse and a modern office with new furniture is a way to “reset” our presence in the region – a much needed vitamin injection. The two offices will also host some new colleagues. We are fortunate that Branch Manager, Janus Junker, has agreed to move to Laredo from Memphis to help get the engines started and activate our cross-border growth strategy.”
He also talked about the expansion, “Being present at the border allows us to expand the business. Mexico is the third largest trading partner for the USA after Canada and China. Five million trucks cross the border every year with three million trucks going through Laredo.”
“We have not taken proper advantage of our presence at the border, but now is the time to focus and benefit from the regions’ growth potential. All three DSV divisions – Air & Sea, Road and Solutions – are active on the border, which means we can cross-sell and create high-level solutions. We are planning on consolidating the Air Sea and Road volumes by establishing new lanes with regularly scheduled departures from the Midwest and LA to Laredo/Pharr and Mexico. This will greatly strengthen our service offerings to the automotive and other industries.”
DSV Employees moved into the new Pharr facility January 2nd this year, the site includes offices and warehouse and is 157,000 Sq. Ft.
The Laredo facility opened their doors February 26th this year. The facility was built in built in 2016 and consists of 47,000 m2 of warehousing and cross-docking space and 3,000 sq. of office space.
David Peng finished with, “I hope that moving into the new and modern facilities and having new colleagues join the branches will be a real motivating factor for our employees in both Laredo and Pharr.”