Weber inks five-year deal with California Innovations
Weber Distribution, a West Coast third party logistics and supply chain management provider, announced Tuesday that it has signed a five-year contract with California Innovations, a major manufacturer of soft-sided insulated products.
As part of the agreement, Weber is managing the majority of California Innovations’ U.S. import-related warehousing, transportation and distribution needs. Most of the product comes in from China and Weber ships, on average, 200,000 to 400,000 cases per month for California Innovations depending on the season.
California Innovations stores and distributes up to 1,000 SKUs of product at Weber’s Southern California-based Fontana facility, which opened earlier this year. The facility is California Innovations’ largest distribution location and Weber has dedicated approximately 200,000 square feet of the 303,000 square foot facility to handling the soft-sided insulated products manufacturer’s storage, inventory management, order fulfillment, and outbound transportation needs for 2006.
Weber recently supported California Innovations’ annual “back to school” program where approximately 400 ocean containers were managed over six weeks. The containers were drayed from the Port of Los Angeles by Weber’s in-house transportation division to its Fontana facility where the products were picked, labeled, routed, and shipped out to many major retailers throughout the United States.