CH Robinson to manage new Robinson Fresh operations facility

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Follow @SamJermy and @SupplyChainD on Twitter.CH Robinson announced today that the company has begun operations out of a new, state of the art facility...

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CH Robinson announced today that the company has begun operations out of a new, state of the art facility near Los Angeles in order to provide Robinson Fresh customers with expanded and efficient supply chain solutions.  

The service centre in Corona, California has over 187,000 square feet of warehouse space that includes over 135,000 square feet of temperature controlled operations, eight cold rooms with varying temperature zones, 28 docks doors, as well as cutting edge air purification technology and cold chain handling processes. The facility is PTI compliant, PrimusGFS certified, and certified organic.

Robinson Fresh will provide temperature controlled distribution services that support national and regional programs, repack, consolidation, cross dock, forward distribution, and floral services throughout the facility.

 By centralising these operations, Robinson Fresh will create just-in-time efficiencies for customers in order to address seasonal surges and capacity strains within the market.

Ray Griffin, Director of Global sourcing at Robinson Fresh, said: “The Los Angeles service centre is an important addition to CH Robinson’s robust network of nationwide service centres.

“Strategically located operations provide a value-added service that complements our sourcing and transportation expertise and provide a single source solution for customers who seek end-to-end supply chain services.”

With location being a key component to maximizing supply chain efficiency, the Los Angeles service centre is in close proximity to multiple retail distribution centres, major US shipping ports, and West Coast metropolitan areas. Robinson Fresh manages seven additional facilities located in north east, mid-west, south, and south-eastern areas of the US.

Griffin added: “We are positioned to help our customers more efficiently bring their fresh products and dry goods to market. The service center provides an accommodating suite of solutions that are customized and supported by a team of supply chain experts.”

Robinson Fresh got its start in the produce industry over 100 years ago, providing fresh fruits and vegetables to the settlers of North America. Today, Robinson Fresh is one of the largest produce companies in the world and offers the highest quality products. For more information about Robinson Fresh, visit http://www.robinsonfresh.com


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