Bleckmann opened a new fulfilment center in Columbus, OHIO and thus further expands its logistics services and footprint in the United States. The new multi-user site will be fully operational by the end of July. The new DC covers an area of more than 155,000 sq ft and is centrally located in Columbus, OHIO – next to the cargo-dedicated Rickenbacker International Airport.
The multi-user site at Port Road in Columbus comprise a total footprint of 156,808 sq ft. The fulfilment center is provided with fifteen loading docks and two drive-in doors. The DC has been taken into use since May. Existing and new clients are currently being implemented, the new warehouse will be fully operational within two months and managed by a skilled workforce.
Mark van Onna, General Manager Real Estate at Bleckmann: “This new fulfilment center will generate additional capacity to further support the growth of our existing customers as well as the go live of new customers.”
Client opportunity to expand U.S. services
As a market leading logistics partner for fashion and lifestyle brands, this is an opportunity for Bleckmann’s ambitious omnichannel clients in Europe and the United Kingdom to further expand their brand in the U.S.. With customs services and VAS, Bleckmann is able to support new pure e-commerce players even better.
“We are excited with the value proposition that this brings our partners, our organization and stakeholders alike”, says Mony Scott, Vice President of U.S. Bleckmann Operations. “This is truly a milestone for our global organization as we undertake our very first standalone Bleckmann DC in Columbus. Located in a global important logistics hub that supports some of the world’s largest brands and centrally located in the Mid-West, with great access to the U.S. market within a one-day drive.”
Ideally located for e-commerce business
Bleckmann’s new fulfillment center is strategically located near Rickenbacker International Airport (LCK) in the middle of the North American International Freight Center. Rickenbacker International Airport is one of the few cargo-dedicated airports in the world. “The location, the proximity to the airport and the presence of hubs from many different parcel carriers makes this a great location for us to further expand our footprint in the U.S.”, explains Real Estate Manager Van Onna.