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Horizon Global selects Kansas City area for distribution centre

Facility to act as North American distribution hub, creating 120 new jobs

August 4, 2017

Kansas City, Missouri — Horizon Global, a manufacturer of branded towing and trailering equipment, is nearing completion on a new 512,000-square-foot distribution facility in Edgerton, Kansas that is expected to create more than 120 new jobs.

“Our company conducted a freight management and distribution study and, ultimately, selected Edgerton as an ideal location for the center of our North American distribution operations,” said Ron Dill, director of operations and logistics, Horizon Global.

“When the Edgerton facility begins shipping to Horizon Global customers by the end of the year, it will provide improved delivery times and service levels for our aftermarket and retail customers, while also providing savings to the company through a more efficient distribution platform.”

The new Edgerton facility will be the main hub for the company’s Horizon Global Americas Division, consolidating distribution into a more centrally located and larger facility, while simultaneously upgrading distribution operations through automation and technology.

The location is part of the company’s larger distribution strategy and will be supported by strategically placed regional distribution facilities throughout the United States.

Horizon Global’s new facility will be located at Logistics Park Kansas City (LPKC), a 1,700-acre master-planned distribution and warehouse development anchored by BNSF Railway’s newest intermodal facility.

“The Kansas City region continues to stand out as an ideal location for centralizing distribution in the U.S. and North America,” said Chris Gutierrez, president of KC SmartPort, an affiliate of the Kansas City Area Development Council (KCADC).

“We are proud to welcome Horizon Global and its Americas Division to the Kansas City region and look forward to seeing their continued growth in our market.”

“We welcome the addition of Horizon Global Americas Division and their employees to the Edgerton community,” said City of Edgerton Mayor, Donald Roberts. “Companies like Horizon Global are looking for strategic ways to advance their businesses and LPKC offers the right environment to support those goals by being the choice location to efficiently enter the global supply chain.”

Horizon Global designs, manufacturs and distributes a wide variety of high-quality, custom-engineered towing, trailering, cargo management and other related accessory products in North America, Australia and Europe. The Company serves OEMs, retailers, dealer networks and the end consumer as the category leader in the automotive, leisure and agricultural market segments.