Safilo Announces New, State-of-the-Art North American Distribution Center in Denver
Safilo announces plans to open a new state-of-the-art North American Distribution Center in Denver, Colorado, to further improve its speed-to-market and increase service levels to customers across the region.
The company took possession of the new Denver Logistics Hub on Tuesday, June 18th with the expectation of being fully operational within the third quarter of this year. The existing Safilo North American Distribution Centers in Clearfield, Utah, Montreal, Canada and the other existing facility in Denver will be integrated into the new Denver facility. The company’s best-in-class lab facility for Smith prescription lenses, currently located in Clearfield, Utah, will also be relocated to the new Denver Distribution Center.
This decision follows the company’s plans to merge four Distribution Centers into one innovative hub and operationally streamline and modernize its U.S. logistics and distribution network. The first phase was initiated by the move in June 2016 of its Parsippany, N.J. Distribution Center to the current Denver D.C. This was followed, in July 2017, by the move of Safilo’s North American headquarters to Secaucus, N.J. to a more modernized work environment in closer proximity to New York City and its showroom there.
The new logistics hub in Denver will allow for an important improvement in efficiency: a 20% increase of inventory capacity and a 15% improvement in delivery performance; it will also include greener, energy-efficient and environmentally-sustainable features, including carbon footprint reduction and the use of eco-friendly materials for packaging. This is made possible thanks to a $6 million investment in high tech systems with a strong focus on innovation. The new hub will be fully integrated with Safilo’s HQ through a unique IT platform, enabling the service level in North America to be further enhanced, as well as in all other regions globally.
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