U.S. operations of Italy-based System Logistics, a leading global supplier of innovative intra-logistics and material handling solutions for warehouse, distribution center and manufacturing operations, plans to invest $3 million to expand in Asheville, North Carolina.
According to the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County, the investment will be in facility renovation and adding new technology and machinery. The project is expected to create 47 jobs.
“We are very pleased to continue expanding our operations in Asheville, North Carolina,” said Stefano Vitale, SLC CEO & President. “Since System Logistics Corporation moved to Arden in 2017, we have been able to grow significantly thanks to the favorable conditions found in Buncombe County and for being able to attract excellent talent. We are pleased to call Arden home. A very special thanks goes to the authorities of Buncombe County and to the local Chamber of Commerce for their support and partnership in this ongoing process.”
The Asheville site leadership attributes the expansion initiative to a growing market demand for automated warehousing solutions and a competitive advantage of the Asheville area workforce with demonstrated expertise in engineering and software technology.
Partners in the expansion include Buncombe County, the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and the North Carolina Community College System.
“Investment in high-tech, advanced manufacturing companies like System Logistics is key to the sustained economic growth of Western North Carolina,” stated EDC Board Chair Michael Meguiar. “Our ability to support these industries will build a strong foundation for this and future generations.”
System Logistics is part of Krones Group, the worldwide market and technology leader for processing and packaging automation in the food and beverage sector with a workforce of over 14,000 employees across the globe .