Thanks to its ambitious growth plan Mecalux is now the third-largest company in its sector worldwide. The business has consolidated its status as an all-in-one provider of storage solutions and technologies, positioning itself at the forefront of the industry. It offers technological solutions that evolve in line with the needs of its clients.
José Luis Carrillo, the current president of Mecalux, set up a small 2,150 ft² workshop in Barcelona, Spain, to manufacture light-duty shelving.
A sales network was established across Spain.
The product range was expanded with pallet rack systems.
1980–2000Development of production capacity
Opening of the first overseas office in France (Paris).
Establishment of a 1.5-acre production center in Argentina (Buenos Aires).
Expansion of the product range with rack-supported buildings.
Listing of Mecalux on the Spanish Stock Exchange.
Opening of a new 3.7-acre logistics center in Spain (Barcelona).
Achievement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification.
Rapid international expansion: offices opened in France, the UK, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, the US, Italy, Poland, Czechia, and Germany.
Launch of Mecalux News logistics magazine.
Achievement of ISO 9001 Quality Management System certification.
Development of the first phase of a 7.4-acre factory in Mexico (Tijuana).
2000–2020Integration of logistics services
Opening of new offices in Belgium, Brazil, and Slovakia.
Commissioning of new production centers in the US (Chicago) and Poland (Gliwice).
Acquisition of TKINSA (Thyssen Krupp’s automated warehouse division) and Esmena.
Consolidation of the production plant for galvanized metal and carpentry in Spain (Cornellà).
Automation of the warehousing and shipping center in Spain (Cornellà).
Incorporation of the de 6.7-acre Esmena production center in Brazil (São Paulo).
Acquisition of assets of US-based business UFC Interlake Holding Co. in the US and Mexico.
Launch of a new version of Easy WMS warehouse management software.
Rebranding of the company’s corporate image.
Launch of the Automation Division dedicated to the manufacture of automated storage and retrieval systems (AS/RS).
New technology center in Spain (Gijón) for comprehensive development of Easy WMS warehouse management software.
Mecalux approves its delisting from the Spanish Stock Exchange.
Expansion of the product range with Movirack mobile pallet racking.
Extension of the range of conveyors, including more efficient transfer cars and electrified monorails.
Launch of the remote maintenance service for the Automation and Software Divisions.
Opening of offices in Colombia, Uruguay, the Netherlands, and Turkey.
Construction of Europe’s largest automated rack-supported building (160,000 pallets) for Hayat in Turkey.
Creation, in collaboration with Spain’s Polytechnic University of Catalonia, of the Mecalux–UPC Chair in Logistics Automation and Innovation.
Opening in Spain (Barcelona) of a technology training center and showroom spanning over 1.5 acres and dedicated to automated warehousing solutions.
Launch of Mecalux’s Easy WMS software in the SaaS model and of new advanced modules.
Launch of Best Practices magazine in 7 languages and including case studies, news, interviews, and logistics articles.
Achievement of SAP, Microsoft, and Oracle certification for Easy WMS warehouse management software.
Awarding of the Silver corporate sustainability rating from EcoVadis.
Expansion of high-density AS/RS solutions with the launch of the automated Pallet Shuttle.
Launch of a blog on logistics and the supply chain.
Commissioning of Europe’s tallest cold-storage warehouse (in Spain) for Congelados de Navarra with the automated Pallet Shuttle system.
Inclusion of Mecalux in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Warehouse Management Systems with Easy WMS software.
Achievement of ISO 27001 Information Security Management System certification.
Launch of the Shuttle System for high-throughput distribution centers.
Opening of new software development centers in Spain (Badajoz and Salamanca).
Agreement with Spain’s Zaragoza Logistics Center research institute in partnership with MIT.
Development of a high-performance pick station to boost order picking.
Opening of new offices in Slovenia, Croatia, and Romania.
Launch of the DOM (distributed order management) system by the Software Division.
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