Logistics companies in Greenville SC
When business is good, even the best plans sometimes have to change.
KI Logistics, a division of Kimura, Inc. a subsidiary of global logistics leader Kimura Unity, will expand its new North American headquarters and major logistics facility at The Matrix Business and Technology Park in Greenville County. The addition of 64, 000 square feet – before the state-of-the-art facility has even opened — will add an additional $2.7 million in investment and is expected to create at least 20 more jobs.
In October 2013, KI Logistics announced that it would invest at least $11.5 million and generate as many as 149 new jobs over “the next several years as business warrants” company officials said at the time.
“Ever since we announced plans for the new facility, we have been requested by both existing and new customers across the region to provide additional assistance, ” said Harry Chase, Vice President of Logistics for KI Logistics. “As we prepare to open our new facility in a matter of weeks, the time is right to undertake this expansion.”
KI Logistics originally planned to build a 208, 000 square foot custom facility at The Matrix, with an option to expand the facility in the future. The addition will expand the building footprint by roughly 30%, Chase noted, bringing the facility’s full capacity to 272, 000 square feet. He expects to begin operations at the completed facility in July, with the additional space completed by September.
““It is truly a testament to our growing business community when a company chooses to expand in our state and another great sign that we are headed in the right direction. We congratulate KI Logistics on their decision to invest another $2.7 million and create 20 more jobs, on top of the $11.5 million and 149 jobs already announced.”, ” said Governor Nikki Haley.
While parent company Kimura Inc. already operates a 70, 000 square foot facility in Laurens, SC that manufactures steel containers and racks for the automotive market, the century-old Kimura Unity is best known for its leading-edge expertise in logistics and distribution, serving as a preferred partner for such leading organizations as Drive Automotive, JTEKT and Toyota, the latter which it serves in numerous countries around the world.
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