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KGPCo relocates and expands Kansas City metro area distribution facility to 251,000 sq ft
LEED-certified Olathe based facility integrates distribution and operations, including CPE Forward and Reverse Logistics Services
KGPCo has opened an upgraded fulfilment centre for the Kansas City metro area moving from its New Century, KS complex, to Olathe, Kansas. The Class A, cross-dock, 251,250 square-foot facility is now fully operational.
The Olathe facility is a resource-efficient, LEED-certified building that features 30% more clear-height storage capacity, improved lighting and insulation, along with a 500-foot automated, continuous loop-picking conveyor system and dock doors for flow-through receiving and shipping operations.
As part of the transition, the Olathe Distribution Center has undergone a series of tests and compliance checks to ensure its operation-readiness. Some of these included network testing, shipping systems installation, SKU conversions, and assessment of the pick module and conveyor system for fulfilling new purchase orders and shipping new packages.
"Our vision is to ultimately transition and expand our existing operations to facilities that are highly automated, cost-effective and reduce stress on the environment. KGPCo's investment in the Olathe complex reflects the upward trajectory of our business as a whole," said VonRuden.
"The launch of the new Distribution Center reaffirms KGPCo's commitment to invest in best-in-class resources that enables our organization to continue its rapid growth while ensuring we maintain the highest level of quality and service in everything we do – from sourcing to warehousing, material planning, transportation and allowing mass production efficiencies," stated Ressler. "As the dynamics of the modern telecom market change, the need for scalability becomes critical. Thus, our move to this modern facility will enable us to be more agile and adaptable to serve markets where we anticipate the most growth."