Votorantim Cement inaugurated – on June 26th – its new Distribution Center (DC) in Campinas. The enterprise – considered the company's largest and most complete DC received a R$ 6-million investment, and replaces the former one located in the downtown area. The New Distribution Center, located at the Campinas Industrial Center, on a street parallel to Rodovia dos Bandeirantes (Bandeirantes Highway), will have an annual 336-thousand-ton moving capacity for such products as cement, mortar, and lime. Cement is provisioned by the Salto de Pirapora and Santa Helena's Plants, located in the Sorocaba region. Other products, such as mortar, grouting, and lime are originally from other units of the company, such as Itupeva, Barueri, and Cajamar. The new DC will chiefly serve the Campinas region, as well as nearly 50 other cities up to 150 kilometers away from the location.
The Campinas DC now encompasses the new distribution model by using a new freight carrier with new, trucks with logo, and a delivery team its own. The objective is to ensure – in addition to speed – efficiency and quality at serving the customers throughout the region. With this new structure, Votorantim Cementos plans to optimize product distribution to this important market.
The constructed area is 4 thousand m², located in a 25-thousand-m² terrain, with a storage shed for 5 thousand tons and capacity for loading more than 1.5 thousand trucks a month, with an average 18-ton-a-month shipping. The DC patio will count on a 15-thousand-m² green area near the Casa do Caminhoneiro (Truck Driver's Home), a specific living space for cargo vehicle drivers offering men's and ladies' rooms with hot-water shower, diaper room, TV room, recreation room, and snack bar.
Votorantim Cimentos currently operates with 68 product shipping points to serve construction retailers all over the Country. By the end of the year, the company must inaugurate new Distribution and Trading Centers aiming to bring the brand closer and closer to both sales channels and end consumers.
Campinas Distribution Center – Votorantim Cimentos
Products: Cimentos Votoran; Basic Mortars, Votomassa, Maxi Cola, White Maxi Cola, Gluing Mortar for Coatings and Sealing; Grouting of all colors, Cal Votoran and Cal Itaú, and White Cimento Votoran.
Provisioning Market: City of Campinas and those up to 150 km away from the location
Investment amount: R$ 6 million
Volume moved: 336 thousand tons/year
Operation start: May, 2008