New FLSmidth Service Centre in Zacatecas, Mexico

New FLSmidth Service Centre in Zacatecas, Mexico
Published: 19 September 2014

Tagged Under: Mexico FLSmidth 

FLSmidth recently opened its newest service centre in Zacatecas, Mexico. The official opening was attended by Zacatecas state governor, Miguel Alonso Reyes; Patricia Salinas, secretary of economy and social development; Ingeniero Horacio Franco, Mayor; representatives from the state government administration and the Mexican mining community, and the press. FLSmidth was well represented with key management personnel attending from the Salt Lake City, Santiago and local Mexican offices.

The grand opening took place on 29 August 2014 coming, just 358 days after the company held its groundbreaking ceremony at the site. This first phase of completed construction on the service centre site includes a 1000m2 warehouse along with 250m2 offices and training facilities. The service centre is located on a 12,400m2 plot of land, with room for planned phases of future development.

In all, around 200 individuals including mining executives representing up to 80 per cent of all industrial mines in Mexico were on hand for the opening. Rather than the typical cutting of a ribbon for the opening of the service centre, FLSmidth managers instead planted a tree to symbolise the forthcoming growth and construction.

FLSmidth operates a number of service centres and larger Supercentres around the globe including Australia, South Africa, Chile, Peru, USA and now Zacatecas, Mexico. These service centres are strategically located close to both mining and cement operations offering everything from the convenience and availability of services, and parts, to training programmes and job creation for members of the local community.