Accelerate360, a marketing, sales, logistics, and media conglomerate, will be expanding operationswith the opening of a 455,000 square-foot facility in Olathe, Kansas. The project is expected to create 167 new full-time jobs.
The state-of-the-art facility represents more than $31 million in new capital investment. Accelerate360, also known as A360, already has 30 employees at a smaller operation in Lenexa, Kansas.
“We are very excited to work with the local community and representatives as we expand our growing operational footprint with this latest facility in Olathe, Kansas” said CEO of Accelerate360 David Parry. “Everyone, from the state to the local level, has been instrumental in working towards a successful launch in the spring of 2021 and helping to ensure that Accelerate360 becomes a meaningful part of the community as we continue to grow this extraordinary partnership.”
Accelerate360 is investing heavily in technology, data analytics, and system enhancements to increase their offerings related to the distribution of Consumer Packaged Goods and eCommerce fulfillment services provided to retailers, brands, and consumers.
“A360 is an established, experienced company, and their decision to expand in Kansas is a major endorsement of our state’s standing as a business destination,” Lieutenant Governor and Commerce Secretary David Toland said. “Congratulations to A360 and Olathe on this new partnership. I look forward to many years of success and growth for this company and for the region.”
The Georgia-based company was originally founded more than 100 years ago and has a proven track record in Direct Store Delivery and Direct to Consumer fulfillment, as well as sourcing, retail program development, marketing, sales, category management, and media solutions, according to Kansas Department of Commerce. Accelerate360 is the largest magazine wholesaler in North America and owns more than 30 media brands, including US Weekly and Men’s Journal.
“We would like to welcome Accelerate360 to the Olathe business community,” CEO of the Olathe Chamber of Commerce, Tim McKee said. “It is wonderful to have a company make this level of investment in capital and workforce during these times.”
Kansas and Accelerate360 worked with the many partners on this project, including Brad Migdal, the Senior Managing Director at Cushman & Wakefield, who has assisted throughout the process.