Lowell-based carrier J.B. Hunt Transport Services announced Thursday (May 2) its subsidiary, J.B. Hunt Mexico, has opened an enterprise sales branch in Santiago de Queretaro, Mexico, and is the first office of its kind in the country.
The office has 18 J.B. Hunt employees and will consolidate sales, operations and customer support for intermodal and highway services into one centralized location in the country. Highway services include the carrier’s trucking and brokerage segments. J.B. Hunt has provided services in Mexico for more than 25 years and has a presence in Mexico City, Guadalajara, San Luis Potosi and Monterrey.
“We wanted to create something that was truly unique for Mexico, and this new office provides a hybrid of services that will help us better serve our customers and grow our client base,” said Shelley Simpson, executive vice president, chief commercial officer and president of highway services for J.B. Hunt. “We’re excited to join the rapidly growing business community in Queretaro.”
Queretaro has been recognized as one of the best areas to do business in Latin America by America Economia and has been regarded as one of the safest in the country. Many Fortune 500 companies are located in Queretaro, earning it a reputation as a center for industrial development, according to a news release. J.B. Hunt’s new office is the 45th enterprise sales branch for the company.