US food giant Kraft Heinz has announced plans to invest $400 million to build one of the largest automated consumer goods distribution centres in North America.
The company stated that the 775,000 sq ft facility in DeKalb (IL) will feature national railway access and a “24/7 automated storage and retrieval system.
Commenting on the investment, Kraft Heinz EVP and president of North America Carlos Abrams-Rivera said: “As we continue on our journey to lead the future of food, our talented North America teams and collaborative external partners are innovating at a rapid pace to expand our supply chain capabilities”.
Erin Mitchell, Kraft Heinz VP of logistics and head of network restructuring, added: “We’re driving end-to-end transformation across our entire supply chain, investing in automated technology and digitised solutions to increase the agility of our logistics operations. The construction of our new DeKalb distribution centre is the latest example of this transformation in action”.
“We have designed it to help ensure the delivery of our delicious, innovative and iconic products at the right time for our customers and consumers for years to come”, she added.
Source: Kraft Heinz