WWL opens processing facility at Audi assembly plant

Wallenius Wilhelmsen has announced plans for the first full-scale wind powered RoRo ship, which it hopes to have in service within the next five years.

WWL recently opened a new processing facility at Audi’s new assembly plant in San Jose Chiapa in Mexico, which is expected to produce 160,000 vehicles per year and become the worldwide sourcing point for its Q5 model.

WWL will perform yard management and railcar shunting activities in the dispatch of new vehicles. For this purpose, around 80 people will be employed, and two 30-ton railcar movers have been leased to pull and push up to 26 Automax railcars every day, covering 20 km of tracks.

“We are very proud to win this business,” said Roberto Zavala, Country Manager for WWL Mexico. “With the addition of this site, WWL Mexico is close to 1,400 employees working at nine facilities across the country, and Audi is an important addition to our customer portfolio.”

Source: WWL