06/07/2012, Happy Birthday arvato Mexico! This week our
colleagues in Mexico City celebrated the company's 25th
anniversary, and looked back on a quarter-century of
success for arvato Mexico in South America.
RCA Victor Mexicana, a subsidiary of the American music
label RCA, began producing records in Mexico as early as
the 1940s. In 1986, Bertelsmann bought up RCA, and merged
the RCA music labels with Ariola into the group's new music
arm, BMG. The RCA pressing plants, however, were
transferred to Sonopress (now arvato). On 1 July 1987,
Sonopress officially took up its operations in Mexico.
A highlight of arvato's activities in Mexico is the
establishment of a state-of-the-art CD production plant in
the 1990s. It is still in operation and can produce as many
as 190,000 CDs a day. Originally founded as a CD production
firm, in recent years arvato Mexico has evolved into a
full-service provider for the audio, video and
entertainment sectors. The company's key clients include
Universal Music Mexico, Warner Music Mexico, Sony
Entertainment and Microsoft.
Congratulations, or as they say in Mexico: "Felicidades!"