DC Developments: January 5, 2023

by Inside Logistics Online Staff

Omni Logistics

Omni Logistics has opened a new, 366,711 sq. ft. campus in Dallas, Texas. It is 13 km from Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) and 27 km from Dallas Love Field Airport (DAL), and has access to two state highways. The gated facility is CTPAT certified, protected by guards, and has a state-of-the-art security system. Building A is dedicated to Omni Logistics’s cross-dock operations, with 34 dock doors to help the order fulfillment process. Building B is dedicated to warehouse operations, with 35 dock doors to facilitate easy pickup and delivery. Building C is dedicated to supporting e-commerce and retail fulfillment. This facility, which includes 14 dock doors, will enable Omni Logistics to pick, pack and ship products.

Turnbridge Equities

Turnbridge Equities, a real estate investment and development firm, in partnership with Long Wharf Capital (Long Wharf), has sold its 738,000-square-foot Newark Distribution Center, formerly known as the Ballantine Brewery Complex, a 19.4-acre portfolio of three infill industrial properties located in Newark, NJ. As the former home of the P. Ballantine and Sons Brewing Company founded in 1840, the 100 percent-occupied property was purchased by Hines, a real estate investment, development, and property manager. Turnbridge and Long Wharf acquired the property in May 2021 for US$92 million and completed a $13 million renovation, which brought the older complex up to modern logistics standards. The property is occupied by multiple tenants, including Iron Mountain, One Stop Logistics, and Worldpac, Inc. In May 2022, Turnbridge and Long Wharf created and sold a subdivided portion of the property to Storage Blue for $8.25 million. The property is three kilometres from the Port of Newark.

Arvato

Arvato Supply Chain Solutions, together with customer Rituals Cosmetics, have opened a new DC in Hanover, Germany. The new facility covers an area of almost 47,000 square metres (506,000 sq.ft.) and is located next to Arvato’s existing logistics center in the Bemerode district. Rituals occupies a quarter of the space with an AutoStore warehouse system. The eight-meter-high AutoStore system houses 32,000 bins filled with Rituals products, arranged on a multi-level grid in rows over a floor area of almost 4,000 square meters. Up to 120 robots can operate on the AutoStore. The system is equipped with six workstations – or ports –for replenishment, and 13 ports for picking. All up and downstream processes are connected to the system via conveyors, including 18 packing tables, sorter system, automatic carton building and closing machines.The AutoStore system is designed for a capacity of 20,000 to 30,000 orders per day, depending on whether picking is carried out in two or three shifts.