NIWOT, Colorado – Casual show manufacturer Crocs, Inc. has opened a new distribution centre.
The new 550,000 square foot facility will serve as the distribution centre for the company’s operations in the United States and Canada. It replaces the current facility located outside of Los Angeles, California.
Bill Bine, senior vice-president, global supply chain, said, “Today’s opening of our new Americas distribution centre in Dayton, Ohio is essential to our future, as it will support our rapidly growing business and provide an enhanced customer experience.”
The Dayton facility is approximately 40 percent larger than the company’s previous facility and brings new automation to Crocs. Throughput is expected to be approximately 50 percent greater than at the former facility.
Crocs expects to significantly increase speed-to-market capabilities for wholesale customers and e-commerce consumers.
“We are excited to make Dayton the home of our new Americas distribution centre,” said Shannon Sisler, senior vice-president and chief people officer.
“Everyone we have worked with since the inception of this project has gone out of their way to welcome us to this wonderful city. We look forward to becoming deeply involved in, and giving back to, our new community.”
The facility is expected to employ over 150 full-time individuals. Positions will range from hourly to managerial, and additional temporary personnel will be added at peak periods.