Lineage Logistics, a global provider of temperature-controlled supply chain solutions, broke ground on a major expansion of its warehousing and distribution facility in Sunnyvale, Texas in the logistics market of Dallas-Fort Worth, reports Business Wire.
Using some of the top robotics and automation tech available, Lineage will gain twice its current facility’s pallet capacity while leaving less than a third of its current energy footprint.
With this project, Lineage solidifies its place as the biggest provider of automated solutions in the temp-controlled warehousing sector. “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.”
This will be Lineages first fully automated facility in North America. Lineage intends to adapt to a broad range of customer needs in Sunnyvale using a process called Dynamic Profiling. The facility will use an automated storage and retrieval system to move products through nine levels in the 100-foot ceiling location. It is estimated that the local workforce will see the addition of 30 new jobs.
“I would like to thank our partners within the City of Sunnyvale for their significant support in bringing this project to life,” Lehmkuhl said. “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 construction of this faculty is underway and expected to be completed by 2019.