CHATTANOOGA, Tenn.—March 1, 2019— Kenco Logistics, North America’s leading third-party logistics provider, announced today that Kenco Logistics is opening of a new regional distribution center in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania for Shell Lubricants. The 455,000 square-foot facility marks the first major milestone in a valued relationship between the two organizations and notably improves the proximity of Shell Lubricants products to its customers.
“We have enjoyed developing this customer relationship with Shell Lubricants over the last few years and the collaborative nature of the relationship so far,” said Denis Reilly, CEO of Kenco. “We are proud to support the Pittsburgh community and will only continue to invest in corporate and local operational resources to strengthen this relationship.”
Prior to this opening, Kenco has configured the space, built systems and implemented equipment to maximize the efficiency of the new distribution center. Kenco is also supplying Shell Lubricants with tools for labor management, reporting, and integration. The new location also notably reduces previous transportation expenses and provides quicker access to inventory for consumers and OEM customers in the region.
“This new regional distribution center will help reduce driver risk for the local community due to a projected 11 percent increase in existing customers within a 1-day delivery range of the center,” said Carlos Maurer, President, Shell Lubricants Americas. “With the opening of the Kenco new center, we expect to remove more than 1 million road miles due to this customer-centricity and estimate a nearly 1500 metric ton reduction of CO2 emissions from on-road transport because of the decrease in transport logistics associated with this new center.”
Following a soft opening in December 2018, a ribbon cutting ceremony today marked the official opening of the warehouse.
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About Shell Lubricants
The term ‘Shell Lubricants’ collectively refers to the companies of Royal Dutch Shell plc that are engaged in the lubricants business. Shell Lubricants companies lead the lubricants industry, supplying more than 11 percent of global lubricants volume.* The companies manufacture and blend products for use in consumer, heavy industrial and commercial transport applications. The Shell Lubricants portfolio of top-quality brands includes Pennzoil®, Quaker State®, FormulaShell®, Shell TELLUS®, Shell RIMULA®, Shell ROTELLA® T, Shell SPIRAX®, Shell Gadus®, and Jiffy Lube®. http://www.shell.com
*Kline & Company, “Global Lubricants Industry November 2018: Market Analysis and Assessment.