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 200 m² workshop in Barcelona, Spain, to manufacture light-duty shelving.
A sales network was established across Spain.
The product range was expanded with pallet racking systems.
1980–2000Development of production capacity
Opening of the first overseas office in France (Paris).
Establishment of a 6,000 m² production centre in Argentina (Buenos Aires).
Expansion of the product range with clad-rack warehouses.
Listing of Mecalux on the Spanish Stock Exchange.
Opening of a new 15,000 m² logistics centre in Spain (Barcelona).
Achievement of ISO 14001 Environmental Management System certification.
Rapid international expansion: offices opened in France, the United Kingdom, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, the United States, 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 30,000 m² factory in Mexico (Tijuana).
2000–2020Integration of logistics services
Opening of new offices in Belgium, Brazil and Slovakia.
Commissioning of new production centres in the United States (Chicago) and Poland (Gliwice).
Acquisition of TKINSA (Thyssen Krupp’s automated warehouse division) and Esmena.
Consolidation of the production plant for galvanised metal and carpentry in Spain (Cornellà).
Automation of the warehousing and shipping centre in Spain (Cornellà).
Incorporation of the de 27,000 m² Esmena production centre in Brazil (São Paulo).
Acquisition of assets of the United States-based business UFC Interlake Holding Co. in the United States 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 centre 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 clad-rack warehouse (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 centre and showroom spanning over 6,500 m² 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 centres.
Opening of new software development centres in Spain (Badajoz and Salamanca).
Agreement with Spain’s Zaragoza Logistics Center research institute in partnership with the United States’ Massachusetts Institute of Technology (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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