“Our Chicago area facility offers clients the benefits of a fully functional facility at a fraction of the cost of a dedicated site,” said Gerald Perritt, UTi senior vice president, contract logistics for the Americas.

“Clients can select from a full range of options without investing in staff, equipment, or systems,” he said, “UTi’s knowledgeable staff has expertise in managing any merchandise from pharmaceuticals to auto parts.”

In addition to shipping, receiving, and cross-dock operations, the site offers inventory management, order consolidation, materials handling, reverse logistics, packaging/repackaging and kitting and quality inspection and rework. The facility has 30 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 33 trailer stalls.

The nearly 200,000 sq. ft. facility, located at 800 Bilter Road in Aurora, Illinois, provides easy access to the I-88 Farnsworth Interchange. With a 32-ft. ceiling height, racking and storage space is optimized. The secure facility has 24/7 central station alarm monitoring, CCTV monitoring and ESFR sprinklers to ensure the integrity of the goods warehoused. A full complement of technology solutions are offered including EDI, barcode scanning and SAP supply chain solutions.