RPM in Royal Oak, an international logistics company, today announced its launch into Mexico with a new business venture capitalizing on the market’s need for innovative and personalized supply chain solutions.
RPM is an international shipping and logistics company specializing in finished vehicle and freight transportation.
Throughout its years of business as a non-asset-based logistics provider, RPM has developed a proprietary transport network of independent carriers, many of which service its niche market segments across Mexico.
With its newly established presence in the region and 3PL solution-driven capabilities, RPM will primarily cater to OEM suppliers and customers, servicing challenging market segments and aggregating data at every stage of the vehicle life cycle.
The company will leverage the expansion to increase its cross-border logistics service offerings to include transloading, border storage, through-trailer service, first/final mile transportation, door-to-door transportation, and spot and contracted services.
To lead the organization through this new endeavor, RPM has tapped industry veteran Raul Ambriz, vice president of RPM Mexico. Ambriz will oversee the organization’s growth and strategy within the region, providing cross-border and 3PL solution-driven services to the finished vehicle logistics industry, including strategic planning, network design, capacity planning, information technology, and transportation solutions.
Over the past 10 years, Ambriz has worked in various positions at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics and Penske Logistics before joining RPM. As part of his new role, he will help facilitate new relationships across North America.
“Establishing RPM Mexico is a huge milestone for the organization. Our network of valued customers and carriers will benefit from a highly efficient, quality-driven, talented workforce that will enhance our service offerings,” says Sergio Gutierrez, president and CEO of RPM.
“I am thrilled to have Raul Ambriz at the helm of RPM Mexico. His years of experience, paired with his deep understanding of logistics, makes him the perfect fit to ensure a successful expansion into the region.”
With an independent carrier network built to maximize efficiency in the digital age, RPM delivers thousands of cars and trucks each month.
“Even the most versatile OEMs in the market are experiencing new obstacles and sources of adversity as geopolitical challenges amass, which is why this announcement could not have come at a better time,” says Ambriz. “I’m proud to be a part of a people-first organization creating efficient and innovative solutions in this everchanging industry space, and I have no doubt that RPM can deliver results and surmount challenges for new and existing customers across Mexico.”