ADUSA Supply Chain Services, a supply chain company of Ahold Delhaize USA, announced May 9 that it has converted a 1.2 million-square-foot automation-filled distribution center in York, Pa., into its self-managed network as part of athree-year journey to establish an integrated, self-distributed supply chain to support Ahold Delhaize USA brands’ omnichannel growth.
The York facility, which is the largest in the ADUSA Supply Chain network, brings the total number of network facilities to 22, ADUSA said in a statement.
The new facility will add 1.2 million square feet of grocery capacity, fulfilling non-perishable products for nearly 400 Giant Food and The Giant Co. stores, the company said in a statement. ADUSA said the building is taller than 10 stories—a height needed to accommodate its 110-foot cranes—which are part of selection automation. That technology is part of a robust stack that also includes palletizing automation and a proprietary workforce management system, the company said.
The new location will employ close to 1,000 associates, many of whom focusing on enabling and maintaining its technology. Procurement at the site is now managed by ADUSA Procurement, and C&S Wholesale Grocers continues to provide third-party labor services for the facility, the company said in a statement.
“I’m incredibly proud of all the teams who came together to successfully transition this site,” said Bob L’Heureux, VP of supply chain strategic initiatives for ADUSA Supply Chain Services, in a statement. “We’re excited to have this facility as part of the self-distributed network and look forward to all it will deliver for our companies near-term and in the future.”
ADUSA Supply Chain Services celebrated its one-year anniversary this past January.