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Pepperl+Fuchs to Build New Distribution Center in Katy, Texas

Pepperl+Fuchs groundbreaking ceremony
Pepperl+Fuchs breaks ground on a new US Distribution Center

On June 2, 2016, Pepperl+Fuchs broke ground on a new US Distribution Center in Katy, Texas near Houston. Dr. Gunther Kegel, CEO of Pepperl+Fuchs GmbH, was on hand to help celebrate the occasion. A ground breaking ceremony took place at the site location and was attended by Katy Mayor, Fabol Hughes; Katy City Administrator, Byron Hebert; Katy Economic Development Committee President, Lance LaCour; and the Executive Vice Presidents of Pepperl+Fuchs’ FA and PA divisions, Bob Smith and Jim Bolin respectively.

The new Distribution Center will be a 110,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art warehouse and manufacturing plant. The USDC will also house an expanded Solution Engineering Center, a customer training area, warehouse space and distribution facilities. One of the unique aspects of the new Distribution Center is it will actually showcase Pepperl+Fuchs sensors at work. The highly complex AS/RS (Automated Storage and Retrieval System) will be controlled predominately by Pepperl+Fuchs sensors and automation technology. 

The USDC’s high-tech manufacturing plant will become the hub for production of Pepperl+Fuchs’ purge and HMI product lines. The Solution Engineering Center (SEC) will be staffed by a team of professionals who design, build and certify customized solutions on site for process automation in hazardous locations, such as oil refineries, pharmaceutical plants and other facilities. Rather than taking months to separately engineer, manufacture and certify solutions, the SEC will build and certify industry leading solutions in a matter of weeks.

 


Highlights of the new US Distribution Center (USDC)

  • The US Distribution Center will bring approximately 100 jobs to Katy and additional revenue to the city as well
  • The twenty-five million dollar expansion represents a long-term commitment to both the industry and to the Houston area
  • The 110,000-square-foot facility will be more than five times the size of the existing space
  • The optimized warehouse will have a fully automated parts picking and conveyor system for quick transport of materials for shipment
  • The facility will showcase various Pepperl+Fuchs product portfolios
  • The USDC will house over ten thousand different products and will direct ship to customers in the Americas and internationally
  • Shipping will be guaranteed to many locations within 48 hours

The new building is scheduled for completion in the spring of 2017. The Solutions Engineering Center in Katy will be one of six throughout the world, with others in England, Germany, China, Australia and Italy.