La empresa es especialista en sistemas de construcción modular para aplicaciones industriales


Company specialized in modular build systems for industrial applications


The German company item launched the operations of its new distribution center in Irapuato, Guanajuato, becoming its first subsidiary in Latin America.


From here, item Mexico will serve the requirements of its customers installed in the area, mainly from the automotive, aerospace, and electric sectors, with faster deliveries and competitive prices.


The company is leader in the global market of construction systems for industrial applications.


Currently, more than 3,500 high quality and of technology products are offered, designed for use at machine bases, work benches, automation solutions and simplified production applications.


Thanks to the variety of products and configurators, item can cover every work process, from manual production to automated manufacture.


During the opening event, Waldemar Kurtz, item CEO said that the opening of this distribution center is a milestone in the company’s history and in its future to access business in the Latin American market.


“Founding a new subsidiary away from our country is always a big step and challenge.  This kind of projects only can be successfully held through motivated people available to take responsibility,” he noted.


He stated that item Mexico also will be ruled by innovation, high quality standards, trust and long term partnerships.


According to Philipp Herrmann, general director of item Mexico and CFO / vice president of sales and marketing item America, Mexican industry grows fast, especially with the expansion of German, Japanese and American automotive companies’ production.


He explained that in Mexico the company started three years ago, working together with distributors.  Currently, they have four distributors in the country: Ciudad Juarez, Monterrey, Puebla and Irapuato.


“Given that most of our products are produced in Germany or abroad, an efficient process of import and availability are important for being also leaders in the Mexican market when talking about industrial applications made with aluminum extrusion,” he mentioned.


Thus, they decided to establish their central warehouse in Guanajuato to assure their products availability and the quick delivery to distributors in order for them fulfilling their responsibility as wholesale.


In this distribution center will be stored profiles, accessories and panels to guarantee main clients will have immediate availability of item products.


Also from this base, item will offer their key accounts training, workshops and consulting.


The opening event was attended by Monica Von Allworden de Orozco, German consul in Guanajuato; Soren Kruse, representative of CAMEXA Bajio; Alejandro Hernandez, general director of Investment Attraction from the Ministry of Sustainable Economic Development (SDES, by its Spanish initials); Fernando Vera, director of Economic Development of Irapuato, among other special guests.