- The company acquired 473 units to which it added equipment to reduce pollutants as well as the risk of incidents.
- This acquisition is part of the company’s permanent renovation program with a focus on sustainable mobility, which makes Coca-Cola FEMSA’s fleet one of the most modern in the country.
Mexico City, Mexico. August 18, 2021.– In line with its commitment to safety and care for the environment, Coca-Cola FEMSA acquired 473 Freightliner M2 trucks in 2021 and 440 units in 2020, adding to its clean fleet replacement strategy.
This new fleet has special equipment to improve its environmental performance and reduce incidents, which will be incorporated into the distribution fleet in the metropolitan area of the Valley of Mexico. It also has EPA 10 certified engines, which have Particulate Filters that generate reductions of up to 93% in particles and 7% in CO2 due to the improvement in performance. It also includes accessories to assist and improve driving.
“This acquisition is part of our renovation program and is aligned with the company’s goals in terms of sustainable mobility. We seek to be at the forefront at all times and to have the latest generation equipment that guarantees us the best performance in all aspects”, said Iván Morales, Distribution Director of Coca-Cola FEMSA Mexico.
Safety is also one of Coca-Cola FEMSA’s priorities, which is why these vehicles have four-sensor ABS brakes and four modulators with increased traction control during braking, a line motor brake to aid in the efficient braking of the unit, and Allison 2500 HS automatic transmission for increased operator comfort and fuel economy.
The new units also feature driver assistance systems. “All of our trucks have telemetry devices that allow us to identify driving habits, engine performance and maintenance needs in a preventive manner,” Morales added.
All of this is in response to Coca-Cola FEMSA’s commitment to the safety and integrity of its employees, and alongside other initiatives such as the permanent training of its operators with state-of-the-art simulators, it contributes to preserving the safety of the environment where it operates.
To achieve this, Coca-Cola FEMSA relies on strategic partners such as Daimler-Freightliner, who seek to implement new solutions that meet today’s transportation demands.
“We know that the market is increasingly competitive, and the fact that Coca-Cola FEMSA has chosen to buy Freightliner trucks fills us with pride and at the same time makes us commit to offering the best care and service for them. They can be certain that they are receiving the most efficient trucks on the market”, said Marcela Barreiro, President and CEO of Daimler Trucks Mexico.
These new units exceed the requirements of the emissions standard in Mexico NOM-044 that regulates cargo transportation, and they update the average age of the company’s fleet, which stands at an average of 1.9 years old in the case of the T2 trucks used for delivery in the Metropolitan Area of the Valley of Mexico, making Coca-Cola FEMSA’s fleet one of the most modern in the country.
Coca-Cola FEMSA México operates 21 bottling plants, 143 distribution centers and 869 thousand points of sale in the country, with a presence in 14 states.
For 9 consecutive years, the company has received the “Clean Transportation” award from SEMARNAT and has been validated as the first Mexican company and the third in Latin America to obtain approval from the global Science Based Targets (SBTi) initiative for aligning its goals to the reduction of Greenhouse Gases (GHG) required by the Paris Agreement, which shows its commitment to the environment.
FEMSA is a leading company that creates economic and social value through companies and institutions and seeks to be the best employer and neighbor of the communities where it has a presence. It participates in retail trade through FEMSA Comercio, which includes the Proximity Division and of which OXXO, a chain of small format stores, is a part of. It also has a Health Division that includes pharmacies and related activities as well as a Fuel Division that operates the service stations chain, OXXO Gas. In the beverage industry it operates Coca-Cola FEMSA, public bottler of Coca-Cola products; in the beer sector, as the second largest shareholder of HEINEKEN, one of the world’s leading beer companies with a presence in more than 70 countries. Additionally, through FEMSA’s Strategic Businesses Business Unit, it offers logistics services, point-of-sale refrigeration solutions and plastics solutions to FEMSA companies and external clients. FEMSA also participates in the cleaning products and consumables distribution industry in the United States. Through its Business Units, it employs approximately 320 thousand employees in 13 countries. FEMSA is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, the FTSE4Good Emerging Index and the Mexican Stock Exchange Sustainable IPC, among other indexes that evaluate its performance in sustainability.
About Coca-Cola FEMSA
Coca-Cola FEMSA, S.A.B. de C.V. is the largest franchise bottler in the world by sales volume. The company produces and distributes trademark beverages of The Coca-Cola Company, offering a wide portfolio of 131 brands to more than 257 million consumers daily. With over 80 thousand employees, the company markets and sells approximately 3.3 billion unit cases through 2 million points of sale a year. Operating 49 manufacturing plants and 275 distribution centers, Coca-Cola FEMSA is committed to generating economic, social, and environmental value for all of its stakeholders across the value chain. The company is a member of the Dow Jones Sustainability Emerging Markets Index, Dow Jones Sustainability MILA Pacific Alliance Index, FTSE4Good Emerging Index, and the Mexican Stock Exchange’s IPC and Social Responsibility and Sustainability Indices, among others. Its operations encompass franchise territories in Mexico, Brazil, Guatemala, Colombia and Argentina and, nationwide, in Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama, Uruguay and Venezuela through its investment in KOF Venezuela. For more information, please visit www.coca-colafemsa.com