Leading logistics service provider, Rhenus Warehousing Solutions, is continuously expanding its intercontinental footprint in the United States by opening its first Midwest location in Indianapolis, Indiana, accommodating the growing market needs and customer demands.
The new 13,000 square metres warehouse facility will operate as a multi-user fulfillment and distribution center and is set to begin operations by the mid-fourth quarter of 2022. The state-of-the-art warehouse has reached 50 percent of its capacity for high-tech machinery, e-commerce, and medical devices industries.
The facility will provide end-to-end solutions to meet customer demands with value-added services such as pick and pack, sorting, returns management, and more. The new Indianapolis site will be equipped with LED lighting, electric forklifts and recyclable packaging, thus contributing to and improving CO2 footprint.
“Rhenus expanding in the Midwest reflects our successful growth efforts in the Americas. As our client volume continues to grow, this expansion will improve and strengthen our end-to-end services,” said Ulrich Schorb, Head of Supply Chain Americas of Rhenus Warehousing Solutions. “Our investment in Indiana is an ideal strategic choice for us to amplify our portfolio of warehouse locations globally; therefore, this move will continue to enhance our rapid growth and customer demands across the country.”
Furthermore, Indianapolis, known as the Crossroads of America, offers a significant advantage for logistics and distribution operations. Its central location in the Midwest grants access to national and international highways and is ranked as number one in the nation for pass-through highways with five major interstates running and intersecting in the state including I-65, I-70, I-74, and I-69, reaching 80 percent of the United States and Canadian populations in less than two days. In addition, the new warehouse is strategically located close to Indianapolis International airport (IND), the eighth largest air cargo facility in the nation.
Rhenus Warehousing Solutions currently has a dense network of more than 155 warehouse locations across the world. This operation represents a new step in the growth process Rhenus Warehousing Solutions is implementing in the Americas. The Rhenus presence in the Americas is operating more than 20 locations across the region with a total of 56,000 square metres of warehouse space, including a 15,000 square metres warehouse designated as a Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) in Miami, Florida.