Grupo Lala invested Ps. 968 million in Capex for capacity expansion and maintenance in the first half of 2022.
This is comprised of Ps. 550 million in property, plant and equipment and Ps. 418 million in leasing of vehicles, machinery and equipment.
Likewise, investments represent a Capex to sales ratio of 2.1% as of the second quarter of 2022.
How big is Grupo Lala? The Mexican company focuses on the food industry, produces milk, dairy products and beverages, and operates 29 production plants and 172 distribution centers in Mexico, Brazil, the United States and Central America.
The company has more than 40,000 employees and operates a fleet of more than 7,500 units for the distribution of its more than 600 products, which reach more than 628,000 points of sale. Its brand portfolio includes LALA, Nutri and Vigor.
Resultados financieros de Grupo Lala
Grupo Lala’s capital expenditures are divided into two categories: growth and maintenance. These are distributed in four main concepts: distribution, marketing, production and administration.
From January to December 2021, capital expenditures amounted to Ps. 1.352 billion, which were made to optimize resources and expand its capabilities. Highlights include investments in water treatment plants; electric cogeneration plant; plant in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora; Greek yogurt production line; fleet and cold chain renovations in Mexico; adaptation to water treatment plant and construction of a distribution center in Nicaragua; expansion project of San Ramón plant in Costa Rica; and acquisition of machinery for the production of ice cream bases in Brazil.
From January to December 2020, capital expenditures were Ps. 1.577 billion, which were made to optimize resources and expand its capabilities.
With respect to 2020, the following projects stand out: expansion of the water treatment plant and electric cogeneration at the Torreón Industrial Complex in Coahuila; expansion of the water treatment plant in the city of Irapuato, Mexico; Greek yogurt production line at the plant located in the city of Irapuato, Mexico; and an increase in cheese ripening capacity in Brazil.
Finally, from January to December 2019, its capital investments totaled Ps. 1.641 billion.
Investments in water treatment plants, electric cogeneration plant, plant in Ciudad Obregón, Sonora, Greek yogurt production line, fleet and cold chain renovations in Mexico, adaptation to water treatment plant and construction of a distribution center in Nicaragua, expansion project of San Ramón plant in Costa Rica, and acquisition of machinery for the production of ice cream bases in Brazil stand out.