Pennsylvania-based truck maker Mack Trucks said it is positioning two recently-opened Mexican dealerships to expand its sales efforts in Mexico. Camiones Pesados de Mexico S.A. de C.V. in Mexico City was the first to open for business, followed by Camionera La Silla S.A. de C.V. in Monterrey. Both facilities opened in August.

The new 72,600-square-foot Mexico City dealership, which is located in Tlalnepantla, just north of the Mexican capital, features a show room, a service and parts area, and a driver amenities room and service waiting area. Miguel Tello is the general manager of the facility, which employs 18 people.

The Monterrey dealership has two locations – the main facility, at 17,500 square feet, includes a show room, service area and parts center, while a separate 10,800-square-foot location comprises its main service area and a second showroom. The dealer principal, Ramón Cantú, employs 18 people between the two locations. All of Mack’s Class 8 trucks will be available from both dealerships.

Eduardo Basáñez, managing director of Mack Vehículos Industriales de México S.A. de C.V., said that four additional Mack dealerships are expected to be open by the end of the year. These include Guadalajara, Mexico's second-largest city and third-largest truck market; Queretaro, a growing industrial center located 150 miles north of Mexico City; Bajío, located in central Mexico and the fourth-largest truck market; and Torreón, another growing industrial center in northern Mexico.