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UTi Worldwide rolls out new valued-added 3PL services in Chicago area

By Jeff Berman, Group News Editor
October 04, 2013

Non asset-based third-party logistics (3PL) services provider UTi Worldwide (UTIW) recently said it is now providing warehousing capabilities for shippers that require warehousing and distribution without having their own distribution facility.

The first location where the company is doing this in Aurora, Illinois at its 200,000 square-foot facility, which provides myriad services, including: shipping, receiving, cross-dock operations, inventory management, order consolidation, materials handling, reverse logistics, packaging/repackaging and kitting, and quality inspection, and rework, UTi said, adding that the facility has 30 dock doors, two drive-in doors and 33 trailer stalls.

“Based on our existing footprint in Chicago market, client need, and flexibility in the Aurora facility, the timing is right to expand in this area,” Gerald Perritt, UTi senior vice president, contract logistics for the Americas, told LM. “The business case to expand in Chicago is rock solid.”

Among the things at this facility which Perritt said benefit shippers are location, an exceptional facility and a seasoned leadership team to serve various types of shippers.

“We will likely service several clients out of the facility in addition to the current ‘anchor client.’” He noted.  “We are geared to service most sectors from this sight to include electronics, automotive, consumer package goods, and e-commerce.” 

UTi has 541 total employees in the Chicago area, with 65 in the Aurora facility and occupies 3.1 million square-feet in its Chicago facilities.

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Jeff Berman
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Jeff Berman is Group News Editor for Logistics Management, Modern Materials Handling, and Supply Chain Management Review. Jeff works and lives in Cape Elizabeth, Maine, where he covers all aspects of the supply chain, logistics, freight transportation, and materials handling sectors on a daily basis. .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).


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