ODW Logistics is partnering with HARIBO of America to provide warehousing and logistics services for the company’s first North American manufacturing facility in Pleasant Prairie, Wisconsin.
Headquartered in Grafschaft, Germany, HARIBO was established in 1920 and is the No. 1 gummi brand in the U.S. The company’s first-ever North American manufacturing facility, located in Pleasant Prairie, will be operational in 2023. This new distribution center will help get product to customers with more speed and efficiency than ever before.
“At HARIBO, we put our customers at the center of everything we do, and we work with best-in-class partners like ODW Logistics to help us serve them with excellence,” said Wes Saber, CFO, HARIBO of America. “We see ODW Logistics as a strategic partner, and their team has helped us streamline our distribution capabilities and scale operations throughout the U.S. This is our first distribution center in the Midwest and third in the U.S., and we look forward to continuing to work with ODW on exciting opportunities in the future.”
Under the long-term logistics partnership, ODW Logistics will provide warehousing and distribution, freight management, retail consolidation, and cross dock/transloading services for HARIBO of America.
John Ness, CEO of ODW Logistics said, “ODW Logistics is thrilled to partner with HARIBO. We are both committed to growth, taking care of our people, working hard to build a successful logistics operation, and enjoying the work we do.”
This marks the third fulfillment center ODW Logistics has opened in the greater Chicago area over the past 18 months. In early 2021, the company opened two distribution centers in Romeoville, Illinois—a frozen/temp-controlled warehouse and food-grade multi-client facility. ODW Logistics operates 26 warehouses across the United States and serves clients in the food and beverage, health and beauty, consumer goods, and manufacturing industries.
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