SiCar Farms Announces New Facility
MISSION, TX - SiCar Farms jumped into the newswires recently, announcing the opening of its new facility alongside its new location. This warehouse, which will be located in McAllen, Texas, is 100,000 square feet and completely refrigerated. It also has 21 loading docks and 12,000 additional square feet of office space. The coolers' capacity stands at 85,000 square feet with a storage capacity of just over 120 loads of product.
“Expansion plans have always played a key role in our organization since SiCar Farms offices were opened in 2003 in McAllen, Texas,” stated Luis Gudino, CEO. “Our operations have vastly increased during the past five years, managing twenty different commodities, which has enabled us to increase our customer’s portfolio. Each commodity can have a wide range of varieties and sizes. In parallel, our assigned volume has also increased as a result of our customers’ satisfaction and trust in our company and brand. This new facility will accommodate three times as much of expected operational capacity. Additionally, the industry market's needs are constantly evolving and so are we; our company principles and focus are innovative, modern, and sustainable.”
According to a press release, the warehouse has cutting-edge tech. Currently, most functions are controlled by robotics and other high technology sorting line systems. By focusing on warehouse efficiencies, the company noted that this will optimize its inventory operations, increase product flow, and reduce over fifty percent of forklift traffic throughout the warehouse.
In addition, SiCar Farms has its sights set on energy sustainability, with plans to install solar panels within the facility by or before 2020. A newly-automated pallet-strapping device and facility truck scales will all result in time efficiency and reduce overall operational costs. The new warehouse will feature LED lighting throughout, a refrigeration system with isolated panels, and an IR2 system.
The facility is strategically located on the overweight corridor in McAllen, Texas. This location enables SiCar Farms to maximize its container weights and extend the value to its customers.
“We are positioning our brand in the United States and Canada, and long-term, we would like to expand our business (fresh produce) to other continents. The advantage we have is our CITROJUGO business unit, which is already recognized and delivers processed lime products to Europe and Asia,” continued Gudino.
To learn more about the company’s facility and capabilities, be sure to visit the team at PMA Fresh Summit at booth #866.