Thriving on innovation, Mecalux has expanded to become the third largest company in its field worldwide. The company has consolidated its status as an across-the-board supplier of warehouse and technological solutions, and is always at the forefront of industry innovations, offering bespoke solutions developed in accordance to clients’ needs.
1966 – 1980Mecalux founded
Company president Jose Luis Carrillo sets up Mecalux in a 200m workshop in Barcelona to produce light shelving.
A sales network is set up across Spain.
The range of products is broadened with the pallet racking system.
1980 – 1990Development of the company
Opening of the first overseas office (Paris).
Opening of offices in the United Kingdom and Germany.
Production centre (6.000m2) opened in Argentina.
Broadening the range of products to clad-rack warehouses.
1990 – 2000International expansion
Becomes publically trading company.
New 15.000 m² logistics warehouse opened in Barcelona.
Awarded ISO 14001 Certificate of Environmental Management.
Rapid international expansion: offices opened in France, UK, Portugal, Chile, Mexico, USA, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic and Germany.
Launch of logistics magazine Mecalux News.
Awarded ISO 9001 Quality Control Certificate.
Development of first stage of a 30,000 m² factory in Tijuana (Mexico).
2000 – PresentIntegration of logistics services
Opening of new branches in Belgium, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic, Brazil, Singapore and Slovakia.
New production centres in the USA and Poland come into operation.
Buy-out of TKINSA (Thyssen Krupps division of automated warehouses) and Esmena.
Expansion of factories in Poland and Chicago.
Consolidation of new production plant for galvanised metal and carpentry in Cornellà.
Automation of new warehouse and shipping centre in Cornellà.
Agreement between Mecalux and IESE creating CIIL (International Centre for Logistics Research).
Creation of the industrial directory Logismarket.
Incorporation of the new production plant of Esmena in São Paulo, with a surface of 27,000 m².
Purchase of American company assets, UFC Interlake Holding Co., in the United States and Mexico.
Launch of Clasimat, the automated vertical storage system, and Spinblock, the automated horizontal carousel.
Renovation of the company's corporate image.
Launch of the robotics division dedicated to manufacturing automated storage systems.
Industrial magazine Logismarket launched.
New Gijón technology centre for the technological development of the Easy WMS management software.
Expansion of the company’s product range with the new Movirack.