Thursday, June 28, 2012

Tijuana Executive Business Tour

On June 13. 2012 BHI's Tom VanMouwerik attended the Tijuana Business Tour organized by the Tijuana Economic Development Council.  

A group from both private an public sector north of the border spent a full day in Tijuana and were hosted by Tijuana EDC Director Flavio Olivieri.

First stop was a tour of the Welch Allyn de Mexico plant. Welch Allyn is a medical supply manufacturer with over 750 employees in Tijuana.  

Next, the group attended the Medical Device Supply Forum. This is the 5th year that  manufacturers, suppliers, and buyers in this industry got together at this forum and trade show.

Next stop was lunch at the prestigious Culinary Art School of Tijuana.   Baja California is becoming famous in the culinary world for their "Baja Med" culinary movement.  "Baja Med" a fusion of Asian, Mediterranean, and local Mexican influence using locally grown, raised, or caught products.  

After a delicious lunch accompanied with locally produced wines and microbrews, the group visited the  new state of the art Tijuana World Trade Center.

Last stop was at the new Tijuana Children's Science Museum "El Trompo".  

Flavio our host also gave us a background on the upcoming "Innovadora 2012".  This is a multi day event in October will highlight the cultural, science, education, art, technology and commerce that Tijuana has to offer. 

We hope to attend many of the events at this years Innovadora 2012.  Please contact us if you would like to join us or have any questions.

You can learn more about some of the places Tom visited at the following links:

Friday, June 15, 2012

Ferrovalle Tour, June 6, 2012

As part of the Expo Carga Conference and Trade Show, BHI's President Tom VanMouwerik toured the intermodal facility Ferrovalle, on the north side of Mexico City.

Intermodal transportation in Mexico has made major advancements in recent years, and Ferrovalle leading the way in excellence.  Below are some pictures of the Ferrovalle facility.  Inside, there is a Mexican Customs facility to clear merchandise.  We were told that it rarely takes longer than an hour to clear freight.  That alone is a major inticement to look into intermodal as a means of transportation into Mexico.

To learn more about Ferrovalle, you can visit their website at and 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

2012 Expo Carga - Mexico City

BHI's Tom VanMouwerik and Troy VanMouwerik attended Expo Carga the first week of June.  Expo Carga is is a 4 day conference, trade show and gathering of logistics leaders in Mexico.

The event was held at the Mexico City World Trade Center, and the trade show filled two floors with more than 350 exhibitors.  Attendees were given the opportunity to participate in seminars, off site logistics tours and events.  Tom VanMouwerik visited the Ferrovalle intermodal terminal in the Pentaco area of Mexico City.

Next year's expo will be held   June 11-13, 2013.  BHI plans on exhibiting at the event.

For more information on Expo Carga, you can contact us or visit their website at

Below are some pictures of  the 2012 Expo Carga: