Company to create 250 new jobs; employ more than 300 at new facility
GREENWOOD, Ind.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Oct. 1, 2018--
Pitney Bowes (NYSE: PBI), a global technology company that provides
commerce solutions in the areas of shipping and mailing, data, and
ecommerce, today announced the opening of a new 450,000 square foot
Fulfillment, Delivery and Returns Super Center in Greenwood, Indiana.
City and state officials, along with more than 100 employees joined Marc
Lautenbach, President and CEO, Pitney Bowes to commemorate the opening.
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The Pitney Bowes Fulfillment, Delivery and Returns Super Center in Greenwood, Indiana (Photo: Business Wire)
“As demand for our Ecommerce services and solutions grows, the need to
expand our distribution operations is clear,” said Marc Lautenbach,
President and CEO, Pitney Bowes. “The Pitney Bowes Super Center
establishes a new standard for technological advancement in fulfillment,
delivery and returns automation, so we can more quickly and efficiently
service our clients throughout the United States. Once packages leave
our dock doors, they are efficiently routed through our distribution
networks to their final destinations in partnership with the USPS®. This
Super Center is unique in its ability to facilitate the entire ecommerce
process – from order, to fulfillment, to delivery and returns – all
under one roof.”
The Super Center will leverage cutting-edge technology, including
automated parcel sortation equipment and fulfillment solutions powered
by robotics to efficiently fulfill ecommerce orders, enable deliveries,
and process returns for consumers and ecommerce retailers. Still in the
final phases of construction, the Super Center includes a production
floor that is three football fields in length, 80 dock doors, and
parking space for 144 trailers. At full capacity, it can process up to
44,000 parcels per hour and pick and pack over 34,000 products per day.
Pitney Bowes plans to grow its presence to more than 300 full-time
employees in the coming year.
The Super Center features new fulfillment automation technology powered
by 63 small robots on wheels that perform automated put-away and picking
from over 29,000 bins stacked in a metal cube with a 10,000 square foot
Parcel delivery and returns services will be powered by an automated
parcel sorter in a custom four-sorter configuration designed to allow
faster routing. It includes floor loading conveyors, high-volume
sortation conveyors and outputs to Gaylord boxes or carts.
The Super Center will also feature Pitney Bowes’ new Complete Returns
solution, an offering from the Pitney Bowes Commerce Complete platform.
Starting with its proven industry-leading SmartLabel technology,
Complete Returns allows Pitney Bowes to facilitate all aspects of the
retail returns process, including returns dispositioning, opening
returned parcels, refurbishing contents if necessary, verifying that
contents can be resold, and then placing the items back into inventory
to make them available for the next order. The entire process can be
managed on site, saving retailers time and cost, versus returning the
product to a regional distribution center. It also allows consumers to
receive faster exchanges and refunds.
The State of Indiana and Pitney Bowes
The Super Center’s Greenwood, Indiana location gives Pitney Bowes a
foothold in the Midwest’s growing ecommerce market, as well as access to
a large and growing labor market, and transportation lanes that reach
clients and partners throughout the United States.
“Greenwood is the ideal place for our new state-of-the-art Fulfillment,
Delivery and Returns Super Center given its skilled workforce and
geographic location,” Lautenbach added. “We're excited about expanding
our operations in Indiana and look forward to being a member of this
community for years to come.”
Pitney Bowes has had a longstanding relationship with the State of
Indiana. In addition to its Greenwood facility, the company operates its
North American Supply Chain Headquarters out of Whitestown and processes
more than 1.5 billion pieces of letter mail annually at its Presort
Services Operating Center in Indianapolis. The company also operates a
smaller parcel services operation in Fishers, which it is in the process
of relocating to the Greenwood facility. In all, Pitney Bowes employees
more than 500 Hoosiers.
About Pitney Bowes
Pitney Bowes (NYSE:PBI) is a global technology company providing
commerce solutions that power billions of transactions. Clients around
the world, including 90 percent of the Fortune 500, rely on the accuracy
and precision delivered by Pitney Bowes solutions, analytics, and APIs
in the areas of ecommerce fulfillment, shipping and returns;
cross-border ecommerce; office mailing and shipping; presort
services; location data; customer information and engagement software;
services; and financing. For nearly 100 years Pitney Bowes has been
innovating and delivering technologies that remove the complexity of
getting commerce transactions precisely right. For additional
information visit Pitney Bowes, the Craftsmen of Commerce, at www.pitneybowes.com.
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