Grupo Bimbo has inaugurated its first Ecologic Sales Center in the historic center area of Mexico City, with an investment of close to 20 million pesos.

The Ecologic Sales Center will have 73 distribution vehicles with electric engines completely designed by Grupo Bimbo technicians.

Daniel Servitje, Grupo Bimbo Chairman and CEO, accompanied by Miguel Ángel Mancera, Mayor of Mexico City, and the Federal Undersecretaries of Energy and the Environment, Leonardo Beltrán Rodríguez and Rafael Pacchiano Alamán, respectively, inaugurated the first Ecologic Sales Center downtown Mexico City, which is to become the company’s new sustainable distribution model.

Daniel Servitje reminded the history that links Mexico City with the Company, where it has its origin over 65 years ago and remains, to date, as one of its main operating and commercial distribution sites.

Javier González Franco, President of Bimbo S.A., stated, ”the new Ecologic Sales Center will meet the Company’s distribution needs in the downtown area of Mexico City with a new fleet moved by wind. The fleet is comprised by 73 electric vehicles with an engine technology developed, for the first time, by technicians from the bakery company.”

In addition, the Ecologic Sales Center will have rainfall collection systems, complete water recycling for vehicle washing, as well as a wind turbine, green walls, solar cells and efficient lighting mechanisms.

Javier González Franco pointed out that Grupo Bimbo has maintained a permanent commitment with Mexico City, where close to 20 percent of Company worldwide associates are concentrated.

Originally posted on Automotive Fleet