NOVI, Mich.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Lineage Logistics, LLC (Lineage), the world’s most innovative and trusted provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, broke ground this week on a significant expansion to its Sunnyvale, Texas warehousing and distribution facility in the Dallas-Fort Worth logistics market. Harnessing the power of some of the world’s most advanced automation and robotics warehouse technologies Lineage will nearly double the pallet capacity of the current facility while occupying less than a third of its current footprint. This project helps to cement Lineage as the most innovative as well as the largest automated solution provider in the temperature-controlled warehousing industry.
“At Lineage, we are committed to disrupting the temperature-controlled supply chain through the use of new technology, applied sciences, and innovative thinking,” said Greg Lehmkuhl, President and CEO of Lineage Logistics. “Our expansion in Sunnyvale is another tremendous example of that commitment, and we are thrilled to deploy a number of dynamic technologies to help preserve, protect and optimize the distribution of the food products our customers entrust to us.”
The facility will be Lineage’s first fully automated development in North America and is designed to support maximum flexibility and responsiveness. Implementing a process called Dynamic Profiling, Lineage will have the ability to adapt to a wide range of customer needs in Sunnyvale over time. The facility’s Automated Storage and Retrieval Systems technology will move product seamlessly through a nine-level, 100-foot ceiling location, while the significant corresponding increase in storage density will greatly reduce energy consumption.
The expanded facility, located at 367 Long Creek Road, will add approximately 94,000 new square footage to the existing 311,885 square foot location and have the ability to house roughly 24,000 additional pallet positions. When completed, Lineage estimates that nearly 30 new jobs will be created from the local workforce to support operations.
“I would like to thank our partners within the City of Sunnyvale for their significant support in bringing this project to life,” Added Lehmkuhl. “From Mayor Phaup’s office, to the Departments of Engineering, Economic Development and others, we have had a true partner throughout the development and approval process, and they were instrumental in bringing these innovations and jobs to the local economy.”
The facility is currently under construction and is expected to begin full operation in 2019.
About Lineage Logistics: Lineage Logistics is the industry’s leading innovator in temperature-controlled supply chain and logistics. Lineage’s expertise in end-to-end logistical solutions, its unrivaled real estate network, and its use of technology combine to promote food safety, increase distribution efficiency, advance sustainability, lessen environmental impact, and minimize supply chain waste. As a result, Lineage helps customers ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small family-owned businesses increase the efficiency and protect the integrity of their temperature-controlled supply chain. (www.lineagelogistics.com)