UTi Opens New Facility in Mexico to Support Growth of Automotive and High-Tech Clients

LONG BEACH, Calif., Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- UTi Worldwide Inc. (Nasdaq:UTIW), a global supply chain services and solutions provider, has opened a new contract logistics facility in Mexico to support the growth of its clients in the automotive and high-tech/electronics industries.

UTi Worldwide leaders, clients and business partners officially open a new contract logistics facility in Irapuato, Mexico, on 23 September 2015.

The new UTi Worldwide contract logistics facility in Irapuato, Mexico, features an initial 2,500 m2 (27,000 ft2) of multi-client warehousing space.

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UTi's latest facility, in Irapuato, features an initial 2,500 m2 (27,000 ft2) of multi-client warehousing space with handling capacity of 2,800 pallets and the potential for rapid expansion. The facility enables valued-added contract logistics including VMI, sub-assembly, kitting and other services, such as the development of ship-to-line models, upon request. With convenient access to major highways, it is ideally located in the Bajío area of north-central Mexico, which recently has become a hub for automotive and high-tech/electronics manufacturers and suppliers. The address is: UTi Irapuato Av. Río Mississippi 315-B Parque Tecnoindustrial Castro del Río Irapuato, Gto., México C.P. 36810.

"We are excited to support the growth of our clients in this rapidly developing location," said Reyvid Villegas, UTi Director of Operations, Mexico. "We are proud to work with some of the world's best companies across a wide range of industries, and we look forward to discussing how we can deliver quantified value and competitive advantage for your supply chain. UTi Irapuato is designed to deliver the quality and efficiency that draws great companies here in the first place, and our team has the passion and expertise to deliver on that commitment." Companies interested in learning more about UTi Irapuato should contact Javier Gortazar at jgortazar@go2uti.com.

In addition to freight forwarding, cross-border and distribution services, UTi operates contract logistics facilities totaling 70,000 m2 of dedicated and multi-client warehousing space in Mexico, where UTi is certified to ISO 9001: 2008, TS 16949, AIB, FDA, GMP, C-TPAT, SmartWay, LEED, SOX and BASC. UTi combines its capabilities to handle goods for movement in and out of Mexico as well as storage and distribution within Mexico, and provides logistical support for both inbound manufacturing operations and finished product fulfillment. Whether a client's goods are standard cargo or high-value, temperature-controlled or dangerous goods, UTi can meet its specific needs.

About UTi Worldwide

UTi Worldwide Inc. is an international, non-asset-based supply chain services and solutions company providing air and ocean freight forwarding, contract logistics, customs brokerage, distribution, inbound logistics, truckload brokerage and other supply chain management services. The company serves a large and diverse base of global and local companies, including clients operating in industries with unique supply chain requirements such as the energy and mining, retail, apparel, chemical, automotive, pharmaceutical and technology industries. The company seeks to use its global network, proprietary information technology systems, relationships with transportation providers and expertise in outsourced logistics services to deliver competitive advantage to each of its clients' supply chains.

CONTACT: Katie Quinlan Director, Global Strategic Marketing & Communications +49 (0) 173 710 6425 kquinlan@go2uti.comSource:UTi Worldwide