North America greenhouse grower expands Nogales distribution and packing center

Houweling’s Group is up and running in its new Nogales, Arizona distribution and packing services center.

Having outgrown the 18,000 sq. ft. facility the company operated in over the last few years, the new 30,000 sq. ft. facility—located at 123 Old Tuscan Hwy--has 50 percent more receiving bays, six coolers with the ability to manage three separate climate zones and a cooled packing area.

“Our focus is on the quality, consistency and efficiency of what we deliver to our customers. With newly engineered pack lines, upgraded packing equipment and even greater climate control, we have the infrastructure in place to be a good partner and continue to grow our programs,” says Pat Bruyneel, Houweling’s vice-president of logistics.

Houweling's was looking for a facility that could not only handle current demand for its products, but also accommodate future growth.

Future needs
In seeking a new location, Houweling’s was looking to right size to meet current demand, while ensuring room to grow. Equally important was improved connectivity, reliability and speed of internet, as the company relies on real-time product quality reporting and inventory management.

“Our Nogales operation plays a huge role for our Mexican winter supply base,” says Mike Reed, executive vice-president sales for Houweling's. “With the new building up and running, I expect our capabilities will be further strengthened this season by offering more operational support for our customers and our grower partners.”

For more information:
David Bell
Tel: +1 (604) 398-5303 

Nogales Office
Tel: +1 (520) 365-0747

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