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Calling the shots

Distilled in Mexico and enjoyed the world over: in its new warehouse, DB Schenker is doing all it can to ensure that Sauza Tequila reaches consumers in many countries     

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The Sauza Tequila distillery in Mexico recently picked DB Schenker as its new logistics partner. In future, the export operations of the acclaimed tequila manufacturer will be handled in a brand-new, dedicated warehouse. DB Schenker recently opened the 60,000-square-foot facility in the metropolis Guadalajara – near the town of Tequila, where the beverage of the same name is made from the agave plant, native to this district. A unique feature of this facility is that space is reserved for the state-run “Consejo Regulador del Tequila” – the Tequila Regulatory Council – which validates the products intended for export.


“We selected DB Schenker as a partner because they work in the same way that we want to, especially when it comes to lean business practices and other efficiency tools and strategies,” said Maria Liliana Bermudez Gonzalez, Supply Chain Manager at Sauza Tequila and its parent company, the spirits producer Beam Suntory.


Sauza Tequila benefits from the full scope of contract logistics capabilities provided in the new facility, including DB Schenker’s warehouse management system to support and automate its day-to-day logistics operations and centralize the tracking inventory levels and stock location. “We like to work with reputable partners who can handle our non-core activities while we focus on what we’re expected to do: make great tequila.”