On August 29, 2014, FLSmidth opened its newest service center located in Zacatecas/Mexico – coming just 358 days after the groundbreaking ceremony at the site. This first phase of completed construction on the service center site includes a 1000 m2 warehouse along with 250 m2 offices and training facilities. The service center is located on a 12 400 m2 parcel of land, with room for planned phases of future development. FLSmidth operates a number of service centers and larger Supercenters around the globe – including Australia, South Africa, Chile, Peru, USA and now Zacatecas, Mexico. These service centers are strategically located close to both mining and cement operations. “Zacatecas was a natural choice as a service center location because of its proximity to many of Mexico’s major mining projects,” said Mr. Richardt Fangel, FLSmidth Mexico Country Head. “In all, nearly 70 % of Mexico’s mining production takes place within a radius of 500 km from Zacatecas.” The FLSmidth Mexico offices were officially established in the region in 1963 and last year employees held celebrations to recognize the company’s 50-year anniversary with its many accomplishments.