On May 16, M. Holland Latinoamérica celebrated the official opening of its new break bulk terminal and headquarters just outside Mexico City in Tultitlán, Mexico.
The new 80,000 square foot facility includes executive offices, warehouse space, and a separate break bulk and processing facility. It can unload two railcars simultaneously indoors and accommodate up to 12 railcars on a secure rail spur within the industrial park. There is also additional track storage in an adjacent railyard, all located within a secure industrial park. Operations have been phased in at the new facility over the past year.
It’s been almost two years since M. Holland entered into a partnership agreement with Grupo Solquim, a family-owned Mexican plastics and chemicals distributor with roots in Mexico going back 47 years, to create M. Holland Latinoamérica. Two additional Latin American acquisitions were integrated into the partnership, strengthening access to the Caribbean and Latin American export markets.
Xavier Lebrija, director general of M. Holland Latinoamérica, says the Tultitlán terminal “consolidated two separate facilities in the Mexico City area into one highly efficient and perfectly located operation with ample room for our projected growth. In the process, we tripled our resin pulverizing capacity and doubled our bagging capacity.”
The new processing facility includes three pulverizing lines with an annual capacity of about 12 million pounds, and two bagging lines, including a new high-speed form, fill and seal line that can bag up to six railcars daily.
At the opening ceremony, M. Holland global sales director Steve Armstrong told the 200 attendees, “This expansion demonstrates our commitment to Mexico and Latin America. The location allows us to service both domestic and international suppliers and a hub to reach both Mexican and export customers.”
The new Tultitlán facility is getting lots of media attention, with writeups in publications including Plastics News, Progressive Railroading, Mexico Now, the Chicago Daily Herald and Breakbulk Events & Media.
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