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Electrolux Professional Inc. will relocate its southeastern U.S. distribution center to Fairburn, Ga., which is expected to be fully operational by April 2011.
The site selection follows an extensive search for a location that optimizes service for customers in an eleven-state area. Key to the decision was the ability to reduce current delivery time of major appliances to a significant number of dealers, builders and consumers served by the existing facility in Chattanooga, Tenn., which is scheduled to close in May as the Fairburn facility becomes fully operational.
“This new location falls under the Electrolux continuous improvement plan for ensuring products are delivered to our customers at the right time,” says Greg Bagwell, VP demand flow, purchasing, CSG-Operations. “The proximity to Hartsfield-Jackson airport, rail service, and major highways makes the location ideal for transporting our products and reducing delivery time.”
The 600,000-square-foot facility will store and ship Electrolux Professional appliances including commercial foodservice and laundry appliances. The warehouse space incorporates energy saving characteristics such as skylights, motion controlled lighting and heat reflective roofing materials.
Electrolux is a global leader in household appliances and appliances for professional use, selling more than 40 million products to customers in more than 150 markets every year. The company focuses on innovative products that are thoughtfully designed, based on extensive consumer insight, to meet the real needs of consumers and professionals. Electrolux products include refrigerators, dishwashers, washing machines, vacuum cleaners, cookers and air-conditioners sold under esteemed brands such as Electrolux, AEG, Eureka and Frigidaire. In 2010 Electrolux had sales of US$ 14.7 billion and 52,000 employees.
For more information, visit www.electrolux.com.