Germany-based meal kit company HelloFresh plans to open a new 440,000 square-foot distribution center in Phoenix, Arizona. The project could create as many as 1,200 new jobs over time.
According to company officials, the facility will become the company’s largest shipping and fulfillment center globally, supporting growing demand for HelloFresh meal kits and enabling HelloFresh to better serve new and existing customers on the West Coast.
“We are thrilled to be expanding our operational footprint on the West Coast,” said Uwe Voss, CEO of HelloFresh U.S. “Joining our Richmond facility, this new Phoenix distribution center will help strengthen our presence in the region and further support our mission of excellent service and delivery of delicious meals. We also look forward to tapping in to the region’s talented labor pool and making a positive impact on the local community.”
Joining HelloFresh’s other West Coast facility located in Richmond, California, the newly built facility in Phoenix will begin operations in Q4 2021. The two distribution centers will allow HelloFresh to strengthen its West Coast capabilities.
“We’re excited to welcome HelloFresh, and what will be their largest U.S. distribution center, to Arizona,” said Sandra Watson, President & CEO, Arizona Commerce Authority. “This new facility will create hundreds of jobs for Arizonans and further cement Arizona’s leadership as a world class logistics center.”
In addition to this new facility in Phoenix, HelloFresh recently began operations in its new 375,000 square-foot distribution center in Irving, Texas at the DFW Airport. Together, these new state of the art facilities support HelloFresh’s long-term growth plans to continue expanding its total addressable market. Expanding supply chain capacity enables HelloFresh to actively bring new menu features to market, satisfying new and existing customers with more recipe selections and new convenient meal options.
“HelloFresh selecting Greater Phoenix for their largest global production and distribution facility is a testament to our region's infrastructure, connectivity and talent pool; and ability to meet the needs of industry giants,” said Chris Camacho, President & CEO of the Greater Phoenix Economic Council. “A marquee name and sector leader, HelloFresh will create an abundance of job opportunities for our residents and we look forward to being a partner in their continued success.”