Penske Logistics Wins Kroger’s Indiana Distribution Center Business
Penske Logistics has won the contract to operate and manage Kroger’s 600,000 square foot refrigerated food distribution facility located in West Shelbyville, Ind. Penske officially began operating the facility July 21.Penske Logistics has hired the 816 existing workers at the facility including those represented by Teamsters Local 135.
“We’re excited to have earned this new business opportunity and to serve the needs of such a well-respected company like Kroger,” said Marc Althen, Penske Logistics president.
“We’ve continued to diversify our portfolio of customers over the last several years to include warehousing and distribution center operations for leading food, beverage and grocery customers in North America, Europe and Asia,” he added.
Penske is one of the leading providers of distribution center management and warehousing solutions. Penske uses its logistics engineering expertise, technology and industry best practices to optimize millions of square feet of warehousing space and inventory for its customers around the world.
Kroger, one of the world's largest retailers, employs more than 339,000 associates who serve customers in 2,422 supermarkets and multi-department stores in 31 states under two dozen local banner names including Kroger, City Market, Dillons, Jay C, Food 4 Less, Fred Meyer, Fry's, King Soopers, QFC, Ralphs and Smith's. The company also operates convenience stores, fine jewelry stores, supermarket fuel centers and food processing plants in the U.S.
By "Move Ahead" Staff