Festo opened the doors to the newly-built state-of-the-art assembly and distribution center located in Mason, OH. The three times higher warehouse capacity will enable Festo to reach growth targets beyond 2020. Located in a more centralized location will ensure shorter transportation times, faster fulfillment of market requirement and higher product availability.
Mason offers the best conditions for further opening up the American growth market. The strategy? To establish a streamlined product supply organization at the new RSC Mason, specifically for the NAFTA countries, with the support of logistics, production, purchasing and engineering as a strong backbone. Besides the United States, the NAFTA region also includes Canada and Mexico.
Constructed earlier this year, the new mason facility features a production area where built-to-order configurations can be customized for North America customers. Being closer to customers will help improve services while reducing delivery times.
Roughly 45 acres
Place additional extension capacity on the 45 acre property
Overall useful floor space:
Roughly 18,600 square meters
- Roughly 9,000 square meters of logistics floor space: highly automated distribution center
- Roughly 7,000 square meters of production floor space: SMS (cylinders), SAS (valves and air supply), quality, Customer Solutions
- Roughly 2,600 square meters of other floor space: offices, communal areas, cafeteria, changing rooms, etc.
The excellent infrastructure provides numerous highway connections, several airports nearby and a DHL distribution center.