A BLACKBURN exporter has expanded its operations with a new office opening in Mexico.

Northern Industrial, which specialises in spare parts and repairs, hope that the new office will help spearhead the company’s expansion into not only Mexico itself, but elsewhere in Latin America and the USA.

The new branch in Mexico City will be headed up by Alejandro Núñez and is the first overseas site to be opened by Northern Industrial.

Northern Industrial managing director David Lenehan said: “Downtime in breakdown situations costs about £200,000 an hour on average across all businesses worldwide according to a recent global study.

“Our mission is to help businesses keep downtime to an absolute minimum.

“While we can offer 48-hour delivery of tested and approved spare parts worldwide from our main facility in Blackburn, our new Mexico City operation will help us keep downtime to a minimum for our customers across the Atlantic.

“If the Mexico operation proves a success, we’re aiming to open further similar operations across the world to help companies fuelling the global economy to keep downtime as close to minimum as possible.”

Established in 1978, Thwaites Close based Northern Industrial already exports to 146 countries from its Blackburn facilities, where it holds approximately £10m in stock covering over 200,000 part numbers, sourced from over 1,350 manufacturers.

The company says it helped over 4,000 companies keep up and running last year and has won several awards over the years for its services.

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