DB Schenker Completes Warehouse Modernization
DB Schenker has completed a renovation of its 80,000 square-foot facility in Kearny, New Jersey, near the high-end fashion district of New York City. The high-security facility provides a full range of logistics services, including garment-on-hanger racking and storage for up to 300,000 items, unit level pick-and-pack inventory management, cross-dock capabilities, customs and free trade zone services, as well as a state of the art warehouse management system for many of the most recognizable brands in the luxury fashion industry.
“This dedicated New Jersey fashion facility,” said Torben Kock, a DB Schenker vice president, “enables our global clients to continue to benefit from our integrated fashion logistics approach, linking worldwide origins, hubs and in-transit value-added services centers with this state of the art gateway into the North American market. We enable our clients to serve all of their global markets most effectively; namely Asia Pacific, Europe and now even more effectively in North America.”
“DB Schenker handles logistics for many luxury brands in Asia and Europe, and we have a solid core of business in this sector in the USA,” said Robert Walpole, CEO of Schenker Inc. “Our customers requested that we increase our presence in the largest luxury market in the world. Our fashion logistics business is perhaps the industry’s best kept secret, so it made sense for us to increase our investment in the gateway to that market by way of New York.”
“Luxury brand customers want speed, control, and the ability to know exactly where their shipments are at any stage in the supply chain,” added Fabio Ghezzi, New York area manager, Schenker Inc. “Most of all, they need to know they are getting the best value from a logistics partner that offers a full line of services around the world. With its unparalleled global network of offices and operations in all major markets, DB Schenker gives its luxury fashion customers more options than any other logistics provider serving the fashion industry today.”
The Kearney facility is also optimized for the growing ecommerce market for luxury products. Increasingly, more consumers are buying luxury products online and they want those products delivered quickly and cost effectively. The newly renovated warehouse is designed to satisfy these requirements, according to a company statement.