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OXXO Femsa Improves Retention And Reduces Costs And Miles Driven With Demountables

OXXO Femsa Improves Retention And Reduces Costs And Miles Driven With Demountables

OXXO Implements Warehouse on Wheels by Demountable Concepts to Improve Driver Retention and Reduce Costs and Miles Driven
OXXO is a chain of convenience stores based in Mexico, with over 14,000 stores throughout Latin America. It’s Mexico’s largest chain of small format retail store, and the fifth largest in the world. Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of Coca-Cola products world-wide, is the sole owner of OXXO.

OXXO is a chain of convenience stores based in Mexico, with over 14,000 stores

throughout Latin America. It’s Mexico’s largest chain of small format retail store,

and the fifth largest in the world. Coca-Cola FEMSA, the largest public bottler of

Coca-Cola products world-wide, is the sole owner of OXXO.


Prior to Demountables

OXXO transported goods by four refrigerated straight trucks from their warehouse

in Villahermosa directly to retail stores in the Chiapas (245 km/152 miles away)

and Oaxaca (601 km/373 miles away) regions. Trucks would be driven to the

market over often hazardous roadways, complete their route, stay overnight, and

return the following day.


The company wanted to decrease the number of miles driven annually; convert

inter-state travel to local travel; decrease driver turnover and labor costs; reduce the

accident rate; and free-up space in their secure yard.

Demountable Concepts Provides a Solution

Now, one driver operating a tractor line-hauls two tandem trailers, each carrying

two pre-loaded refrigerated demountable bodies, to a location near the Chiapas

and Oaxaca routes. The four bodies are demounted from the trailers and mounted

by demountable-equipped straight trucks operated by local drivers who perform

the deliveries. Empty bodies from the previous day make the return trip to

Villahermosa on the trailer and are re-loaded.


The Demountable System reduced the number of vehicles and drivers making the

trip from the warehouse to the regional routes from four to one, decreasing miles

driven, and lowering the accident rate. Local drivers now make deliveries which has

helped with retention and reduced overtime and travel costs. The Demountable

equipment also occupies less space in the secure yard.


Additional benefits include a reduction in warehouse labor and product damage

because the truck bodies are pre-loaded for each route. There’s also more

scheduling flexibility to accommodate road closures and inventory issues.

Ready To Work Together?

We’re always on the hunt for ambitious projects that push the boundaries of how products are delivered. Our account reps eat, drink, and sleep logistics. They will be happy to have a conversation about how Demountables will benefit your operation.