Heilind opens disty centre in Ohio
State-of-the-art distribution facility spans 180,000sq ft and is designed to serve customers with a broader inventory selection and more efficient processes
Heilind Electronics, a premier distributor of electronic components worldwide, officially announced the opening of its newest distribution center in Mentor, Ohio.
The facility is located just a short distance from the company’s Highland Heights distribution center, which it will replace. At 180,000 square feet, the building features more shelf space, a larger carrier service delivery area and a conveyor belt system spanning 5,450 linear feet. This extensive real estate will accommodate Heilind’s growing inventory, which includes items from over 150 manufacturers. In addition, the facility has room for expansion as the company grows.
The Mentor distribution center also boasts many advanced features – including a paperless picking system, automated in-line scale and dimensioner and automated invoicing. Additionally, it is equipped with redundant power and datacom systems to enhance uptime.
“The Mentor facility is a big milestone for both Heilind and our customers,” said Alan Clapp, Vice President, Heilind Electronics. “We will now be able to stock a broader selection of products and get them to our customers even more efficiently. In addition, we will retain virtually all of our seasoned employees – a big plus when it comes to maintaining our stellar service levels.”
In recognition of the new distribution center, Heilind will be hosting a combined open house and tech fair on September 18. This free event will not only give attendees the opportunity to tour the facility, but will also connect them with representatives from over 30 manufacturers in the electronic components industry.
For details, visit http://www.heilind.com/heilind-tech-expo.