Rakuten Super Logistics Expands Presence Into Chicagoland and New Jersey Markets

Third-party logistics company Rakuten Super Logistics has opened two additional fulfillment centers in the USA.

"With the addition of these new facilities, RSL is establishing a footprint in greater metropolitan areas that address our clients' needs, and provides them with the ability to deliver product to customers in just one day," said Mike Manzione, Chief Executive Officer of RSL.

"The addition of the Chicagoland and Greater Newark facilities are the latest significant milestones in our company's continuing evolution as a national leader in order fulfillment."

With the announcement of these new openings, RSL expands its operations to include a total of 11 order fulfillment facilities nationwide.

As a leader in the order fulfillment industry, RSL will also be employing state-of-the-art order fulfillment technology in both of its new facilities in New Jersey and the Chicago metropolitan area. Earlier this year, the company began deploying 'order fulfillment robots' – also known as 'picker robots' - developed by California-based inVia Robotics, in several of its facilities nationwide. RSL will also expand the use of robotics to include all of its locations in the coming year.

Given the rapid growth of the ecommerce industry - and increasing demand for the company's order fulfillment services - Manzione said RSL plans to continue its national expansion well into 2019.

"Ecommerce retail sales are expected to reach approximately $500 billion this year, and that number is expected to grow significantly over the next few years," said Manzione.

"To better service that growing demand, our clients desire to move products closer to the end customer," explained Manzione. "Expanding the national footprint of our RSL fulfillment centers, and utilizing state-of-the-art technology, will help ensure we can successfully partner with our clients in achieving that goal."

Source: PR Newswire

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