Latin America's largest textile and apparel manufacturer, Grupo Kaltex SA, is to manage its global distribution centre operations with the EXceed warehouse management and supply chain solutions from EXE Technologies Inc.

Kaltex is a fully integrated manufacturer that makes its own yarns, fibres, fabrics, textiles and apparel for use in clothing, uniforms, home furnishings and special non-garment applications. It sells and distributes its product range throughout Mexico, Central America, South America and Europe.

"In many ways Grupo Kaltex is its own complete supply chain, since we are both a manufacturer and distributor of textiles and apparel, so it's especially important that we maintain the highest level of supply chain execution so that our customers get the best service at the lowest cost to meet their business needs," says Gabriel Mizrahi, Kaltex Logistics' chief executive officer.

Kaltex will initially deploy several EXE solutions at its logistics centre in Mexico City which distributes home and apparel products as well as fabrics. These will include the EXceed 4000 warehouse management system, radio frequency (RF) server and EXceed Billing modules.

The applications will then be rolled out to other sites in Mexico, the United States and Central America.