The international IT company for the downstream industry, Implico Group, and the Mexican solutions integrator, Apollocom, have announced their newly-formed partnership.

The companies have entered into an engagement to digitise the rich Mexican downstream sector together. At the centre of their joint endeavour lies the feature-rich terminal management system OpenTAS TMS, developed by Implico.

With its “comprehensive scope, open architecture and great usefulness”, the two partners deem it an ideal solution to introduce the Mexican tank farm market to the game-changing benefits of digitalisation.

The tank storage market in Mexico has much in store for digital transformation specialists like Implico and Apollocom. Currently, the priority is to increase storage days of hydrocarbon products in storage and distribution terminals on Mexican ground.

Since the energy reform was issued, many of the world’s leading tank storage providers have either started or announced the construction of storage facilities in Mexico. There are also more than 70 terminals operated by the state-owned national champion Pemex.

“We see great opportunity in Mexico,” said Thomas Roller, head of sales and marketing at Implico. “On the one hand, the country possesses vast oil reserves and has a high daily demand for oil. On the other hand, it has only in recent years invited foreign companies to enter this business.

“This has created a special field of tension in which the most forward-looking and open-to-innovate companies will take the lead. We believe that OpenTAS TMS is a vital means to achieve this. And we believe that Apollocom, with its great expertise in terminal automation and process enhancement, is the perfect partner to introduce the Mexican market to the many advantages of OpenTAS TMS.”

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28th January 2021