UTi Worldwide Inc. has opened a new facility in suburban Chicago to offer expanded capabilities for companies requiring warehousing and distribution without the need for a dedicated facility.
“Our Chicago area facility offers clients the benefits of a fully functional facility at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated site,” says Gerald Perritt, UTi senior vice president, contract logistics for the Americas. “Clients can select from a full range of options without investing in staff, equipment, or systems. UTi’s knowledgeable staff has expertise in managing any merchandise from pharmaceuticals to auto parts.”
In addition to shipping, receiving, and cross-dock operations, UTi says the site offers inventory management, order consolidation, materials handling, reverse logistics, packaging/repackaging and kitting and quality inspection and rework.
The nearly 200,000 sq. ft. facility has 30 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 33 trailer stalls, and is located at 800 Bilter Road in Aurora, Ill., UTi says.