After Louisville, Kentucky and Venlo, Netherlands, the facility in Ontario is the third distribution center that Arvato has implemented. Among the comprehensive logistics and fulfillment services that Arvato is taking on in Ontario are the national and international distribution to the customer’s brick and mortar stores, to retailers and sales partners, as well as the management of the e-commerce business, including returns management, postponement, kitting and value-added services.
With 61 loading gates for incoming and outgoing goods, the distribution center enables the shipping of up to 20,000 packages per day. Some 300 employees work to ensure everything runs smoothly.
“We now operate a total of 1,600,000 square feet of warehouse space for our high-tech customer in this network. At all three sites we work with the same standards, processes, and interfaces. Furthermore, all of them run on the same IT setup,” says Mitat Aydindag, Arvato SCM Solutions. “This has allowed us to make our mark in the important U.S. market – a very positive development.”
With the opening of the site in Ontario, Arvato SCM Solutions is also continuing its international growth course.
“The new distribution center has enabled us to further increase our capacities. Consequently, we are now positioned to serve the U.S. nationwide with the best lead-times for the end customer. The site in Ontario further consolidates our network of distribution centers at geographically favorable locations, and makes for a significant increase to our range and flexibility in logistics,” said Aydindag.