Penske Logistics Wins Kroger Distribution Center Business

Refrigerated food DC in Indiana covers 600,000 square feet

Reading, Pa.—Aug. 1, 2013—Penske Logistics, has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000 square foot refrigerated food distribution facility in West Shelbyville, Ind. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21. Penske Logistics hired the 816 existing workers at the facility.

“We’re excited to have earned this new business opportunity and to serve the needs of such a well-respected company like Kroger,” said Penske Logistics President Marc Althen. “We’ve continued to diversify our portfolio of customers over the last several years to include warehousing and distribution center operations for leading food, beverage and grocery customers in North America, Europe and Asia.”

Penske Logistics is a provider of distribution center management and warehousing solutions. Penske uses its logistics engineering expertise, technology and industry best practices to optimize millions of square feet of warehousing space and inventory for its customers around the world.

Kroger employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names. The company also operates 790 convenience stores, 344 fine jewelry stores, 1,141 supermarket fuel centers and 37 food processing plants in the U.S.

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