Spanish supermarket chain Mercadona is building a new 600,000-square-foot distribution center near Madrid. The food retailer has contracted with Germany-based Witron Logistik + Informatik to provide order picking machinery for dry goods as well as for its fresh and frozen goods areas. The dry goods will begin shipping from the facility next month, while ramp-up for the fresh and frozen goods areas will begin next January.
Adcom Worldwide, a company that provides shipping and logistics solutions to more than 160 countries worldwide, has opened a new operations facility in Santa Ana, Calif. The new facility will provide full-service freight forwarding operations in the Orange Country region of the Golden State.
HK Systems Inc. has broken ground on a new manufacturing and distribution facility in Salt Lake City. The new facility will provide HK with 87,000 square feet of additional capacity for manufacturing its automated material handling systems and software solutions.
Greatwide Logistics Services, a non-asset based provider of transportation, third-party logistics, warehouse/distribution and truckload brokerage services, has opened a new distribution facility in Ontario, Calif. The 238,000-squarefoot facility will serve Southern California.
Home improvement retailer Lowe's is retrofitting an existing distribution facility in Henderson, Colo., for use as a new flatbed distribution center. The 200,000-square-foot facility will service 45 Lowe's stores in the West. It will receive rail and truck shipments of lumber and building materials before loading products onto flatbed trucks for distribution to stores. The DC is expected to open in July.
ProLogis has leased 173,000 square feet of distribution space in its new park near Milan, Italy, to Y2K Logistica Europa SpA, an Italian third-party logistics service provider. Logistica Europa will use the space to distribute paper products for its client Burgo Distribuzione.