Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits announced that its upgraded Port Elizabeth, NJ facility is now open and serving customers throughout the New York Metro market. The NJ facility was originally a storage center for the Company, and has been repurposed and updated this year to augment existing distribution operations located in Syosset, New York. It will immediately enable Southern Glazer’s to expand its production capability in the market by millions of cases, improving customer service and supporting growing demand throughout the New York Metro area.
“The Southern Glazer’s team has worked tirelessly to transform this facility into a world-class distribution center,” said Martin Crane, EVP and General Manager of Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York. “It was an important and much needed investment that will enable us to improve our performance and better deliver on the promises we make to our customers. We have not only increased our capacity by twenty-five percent, but are also now in a better position than ever to support what we expect to be continued growth in this market.”
The 286,000-square foot Port Elizabeth facility features the latest distribution automation technology and equipment, including state-of-the-art storage, conveyor, and sortation systems. It also includes expansion capabilities to handle additional capacity as volumes increase The Port Elizabeth distribution facility will work in coordination with Southern Glazer’s existing 350,000-square foot Syosset distribution center.
“On behalf of the Southern Glazer’s New York leadership team, we want to thank our dedicated employees and the support of both local and NY state officials, who enabled us to complete this major project quickly and efficiently,” added Roy Kohn, VP of Operations for Southern Glazer’s Wine & Spirits of New York. “We’re continuing to assess our long-term needs for continued expansion in New York.”