a2b Fulfillment has announced that the company has added a 120,000 square foot facility in Ogden, Utah, which will serve as its base of operations for the Western United States.
The Class A facility provides a2b with a total of 680,000 square feet, which includes its headquarters in Greensboro, GA and facilities in Eatonton, GA and Trenton, SC. The Utah facility is scheduled to begin operation in Q2 2018 and will enable 1-2 day shipping to the entire Western US.
a2b will also introduce a bicoastal fulfillment solution, enabling clients to stage inventory in both East and West warehouses in order to achieve faster transit times and lower shipping costs.
“Utah is an excellent distribution location for servicing the West,” explains Ayal Latz, President of a2b Fulfillment. “Data shows that the location is also the perfect complement to a2b’s presence in the Southeast. Our bicoastal solution will enable us to reach 94% of U.S. households in 2 days or less via Ground service. The benefits of this strategic location will be a game-changer for a2b and our valued clients.”
a2b’s bicoastal solution adds to an already impressive list of services. Value offerings that make a2b a leader in the space include Order Management technology, Marketplace Integration, Order Fulfillment (B2C and B2B), Customer Care services, and a long list of Value-Added services, such as Kitting, Assembly, and Reverse Logistics.
a2b Fulfillment worked closely with the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development and the Ogden City Business Development team in choosing an ideal location for its Western facility.
“Ogden is in a prime location to accommodate a2b Fulfillment’s expansion while enabling them to ship to their customers quicker,” says Val Hale, executive director of the Utah Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GOED). “Expanding in Ogden will allow a2b Fulfillment to drive down prices and stimulate creative solutions to meet distribution requirements.”
“As the crossroads of the West, Utah continues to be one of the best places for warehouse and distribution operations,” adds Theresa Foxley, President and CEO of the Economic Development Corporation of Utah. “We look forward to the success a2b Fulfillment will find in Utah.”