UTi Worldwide Expands Multi-Client Warehousing

Long Beach, Calif.Oct. 1, 2013—UTi Worldwide, Inc., a global supply chain services and solutions company, now offers expanded warehousing capabilities for companies that require warehousing and distribution without the need for a dedicated facility.

“Our Chicago area facility offers clients the benefits of a fully functional facility at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated site,” said Gerald Perritt, UTi senior vice president of contract logistics for the Americas. “Clients can select from a full range of options without investing in staff, equipment or systems. UTi’s staff has expertise in managing any merchandise—from pharmaceuticals to auto parts.”

In addition to shipping, receiving and cross-dock operations, the site offers inventory management, order consolidation, materials handling, reverse logistics, packaging/repackaging and kitting, and quality inspection and rework. The facility has 30 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 33 trailer stalls.

The nearly 200,000-square-foot facility, located at 800 Bilter Road in Aurora, Ill., provides easy access to the I-88 Farnsworth Interchange. With a 32-foot ceiling height, racking and storage space is optimized. The secure facility has 24/7 central station alarm monitoring, closed-circuit television monitoring and early-suppression, fast-response sprinklers to ensure the integrity of the goods warehoused. A full complement of technology solutions are additionally offered, including an electronic data interchange, barcode scanning and SAP supply chain solutions.

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