Vesta Park PueblaPuebla, Mexico
The Vesta Park Puebla industrial building, known as PepsiCo’s Service Mixing Center (SMC), is located at Blvd. Antonio de Deza y Ulloa 103, Cuarto Barrio, 74160 Huejotzingo, Puebla, Mexico. Ware Malcomb provided site supervision services for the project.
The building covers more than 602,000 square feet and includes a Pepsico distribution center (250,000 square feet), administrative offices (145,000 square feet) and a warehouse (267,000 square feet). Its base is constructed on tilt-up walls, and the structure is comprised of steel, with a roof made of Galvalok II sheet metal, insulation, concrete slabs, and a sprinkler system. The project includes more than 300 solar panels, which, in addition to the photovoltaic glass on the façade, will generate energy equivalent to the average annual consumption of 88 Mexican families. As part of its SMC operation, PepsiCo invested more than 100 million pesos in state-of-the-art transportation comprising 100 trailers and 19 tractor-trailers.
The building is LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Silver certified – a distinction granted by the U.S. Green Building Council & Green Business Certification, Inc. and obtained in collaboration with PepsiCo Foods Mexico. The certification recognizes the joint sustainability and leadership efforts between Pepsico and Vesta in the construction and operation of the SMC. PepsiCo made a significant investment to achieve the certification. In 2021, the company invested 1.7 billion pesos in Huejotzingo, Puebla, to solve the logistics needs of 29 distribution centers (Cedis) and 15 product exchange centers (CIP) in its food portfolio in the central and southeastern regions of the country.
In addition to LEED certification, the facility has an “A” rating for accessibility and inclusion, a two-star Fitwel certification, awarded in recognition of its commitment to the health and well-being of its occupants.