Arvato opens 550,000 sq ft distribution centre in Ontario, California

Arvato SCM Solutions has expanded a customer’s network by opening a 550,000 sq ft distribution centre in Ontario, California, United States. The site in California is the third-largest Arvato logistics centre in the US.

After Louisville in Kentucky and Venlo in the Netherlands, the facility in Ontario is the third distribution centre that Arvato SCM Solutions has built for this unnamed high-tech customer within the last six months.

Among the logistics and fulfilment services that Arvato is taking on in Ontario are national and international distribution to the customer’s stores, retailers and sales partners, as well as the management of its e-commerce business, including returns management, postponement, kitting and value-added services.

Equipped with 61 loading gates for incoming and outgoing goods, the distribution centre enables up to 20,000 packages to be shipped per day and employs 300 people.

Mitat Aydindag, Managing Director of Arvato SCM Solutions for North America and Brazil, said, “We now operate a total of 1.6m sq ft of warehouse space for our high-tech customer in this network. At all three sites we work with the same standards, processes, and interfaces, all of which run on the same IT setup. The new distribution centre has enabled us to further increase our capacities, and we are now positioned to serve the US nationwide, from the east to the west coast, with the best lead-times for the end customer. The site in Ontario further consolidates our network of distribution centres at geographically favourable locations and makes for a significant increase to our range and flexibility in logistics.”

Source: Arvato