Estafeta Breaks All-Time Shipment RecordBy Jorge Ramos Zwanziger | Thu, 01/21/2021 - 17:55
Estafeta broke its all-time shipment record in a single month in December 2020, registering the highest number in its 41 years of service, reports T21. The logistics, mailing and packaging Mexican company registered an average of over 300,000 deliveries a day, totaling about 8.1 million shipments in the month. “Sixty percent of the operation came from e-commerce. Online sales were the logistics protagonists of all activity during the end of the year, with an additional boost caused by the red traffic light in Mexico City and its metropolitan area. The largest number of shipments occurred in the center of the country,” the company said in a press release, reports T21.
Ingo Babrikowski, CEO of Estafeta, has often highlighted the company’s efforts to become a key participant in the logistics segment. He wrote for MBN that the company has taken the necessary steps to become a logistics integrator. “Our infrastructure consists of warehouses, operational and exchange centers throughout the country, 5,000 ground vehicles and our own cargo airline with a fixed itinerary to serve the entire value chain.”
Regarding the company’s record numbers, Babrikowski told Milenio that the company was fortunate to be in a sector that is growing during the crisis. “In March, we observed a drop of more than 30 percent in package flows but then e-commerce had a boom because people began to request cleaning products and medicines, among other things.”
Last year, Estafeta made large investments to strengthen its logistics network by opening eight new distribution centers and renovating or relocating 14 more. The company also answered to the growing logistic demands of e-commerce by investing MX$285 million (US$14.5 million) in the acquisition of 560 delivery vans. Altogether, Estafeta invested MX$830 million (US$40.1 million) in strengthening its logistics operations during 2020, reports T21.
Currently, the firm has 126 distribution centers that are strategically located across Mexico, three logistics hubs (San Luis Potosi, Veracruz and Mexico City) and 33 warehouses. The logistics company also has 5,000 vehicles and a five-airplane fleet, reports Milenio. Babrikowski told MBN that the focus for Estafeta now is to prepare for post-pandemic scenarios that take into account not only the health prevention measures that are here to stay but also other high-priority issues such as sustainability.