New US distribution centre to optimize fulfilment speed, accuracy, and customer service
WEIR Minerals, a global leader in equipment and services for the mining and minerals processing industry, have opened a new cutting-edge facility in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Strategically located in the heart of US mining country, the new facility provides better proximity to customers, allowing Weir Minerals to expedite deliveries and reduce lead times significantly.
The building was inaugurated by Ermanno Simonutti, regional managing director of Weir Minerals North America, and Jon Stanton, chief executive officer of Weir.
Commenting on the occasion, Mr Stanton said: ‘This distribution centre stands as testament to our vision for the future. It has been meticulously designed and built to optimize operations, streamline processes, and enhance our overall supply-chain management.
‘We’re confident that this centre will serve as a hub of productivity and enable us to reach new heights in terms of speed, accuracy, and customer satisfaction.’
The state-of-the-art building boasts more than 10,000 high-density pallet storage locations, 16 active docks with full safety features, four assembly bays, and office workspace for 57 people.
‘Our strategy to transform into a mining-focused business that differentiates itself on industry-leading technology and being close to customers has proven successful and has delivered excellent results, establishing a solid foundation for growth,’ said Mr Simonutti. ‘Our opportunity now is to accelerate these gains and build on our strengths.’
In line with Weir Minerals’ sustainability commitments, the facility features eco-friendly practices integrated into its design and operations, from energy-efficient lighting to responsible waste management, to ensure a minimal carbon footprint.
Addressing the future of Weir Minerals, Mr Stanton said: ‘[The new facility] exhibits the ambition we have as a company and the vitality and desire to continue supporting our customer. It represents the opportunities that lie ahead, the jobs we will create, and the positive impact it will have on our community.’