RK Logistics Group, a leading Silicon Valley provider of warehousing, e-Commerce fulfillment and supply chain management services, will undertake a major expansion of its operations with the opening of two new facilities in Newark, California.
The company is launching operations at a 269,000 square foot facility at 6753 Mowry Avenue, as well as a 141,000 square foot, newly built warehouse at 7375 Morton Avenue, part of a recently developed commercial and industrial business park at the site of the old Morton Salt works. The company expects to hire up to 50 associates to staff and operate the new facilities.
The new Mowry site will be home to RK’s work for Silicon Valley-based Lam Research, which designs and builds semiconductor manufacturing systems. Under a recently signed multi-year deal, RK will provide Lam with a variety of logistics services supporting its manufacturing operations, including warehousing, managing of components, parts and MRB inventories, shipping services, returns management and just-in-time delivery of production materials to Lam manufacturing facilities.
“We are actively hiring at our new locations as well as existing facilities,” said Rock Magnan, president of RK Logistics. “The Bay Area logistics industry was a hot market last year and has continued that momentum into 2021,” he noted. “We had one of our best years in 2020 and look to improve on that this year as we continue to grow the business, and provide agile, responsive, cost-effective logistics solutions for our clients.”
The new, state-of-the-art Morton Avenue warehouse becomes the primary location for RK’s eCommerce and retail fulfillment operations, which manage inventories, and pulls, packs and ships online orders for multiple retail products businesses. Customers include Miele, Soundboks, Sole to Sole, Kateeva and others. Supported by a technology platform that integrates warehouse operations with client eCommerce ordering platforms, the site fulfills hundreds of eCommerce orders daily.
The current expansion comes on the heels of a new site added last October, when RK opened a 40,200 square foot facility at 1619 Whipple Road in Fremont. Today, family owned RK Logistics operates in Newark, Fremont, and Hayward with over 400 associates and nearly one million square feet of warehousing and distribution capacity.