Business Situation: A growing residential equipment company had spread themselves too thin. The equipment company built their reputation of providing a high quality product at a low cost. However the company had grown to a point where change was necessary. Starting small, it was possible to handle all the different aspects of the equipment business in house, but as the business grew so did the complexity of the logistics. Their existing facility was too small. With this in mind the residential equipment company decided to refocus on what they did best, make high quality residential equipment. The rest will be accomplished by forming partnerships with experts in their specialty.
Focusing on what they do best, the equipment company sought out FW Warehousing for a very specific reason. FW Warehousing is extremely good at purchasing real estate. With more than 60-years of experience in the warehousing business, there’s no doubt that FW could find a facility that offered the equipment company everything they needed at a reasonable price.
FW Solution: FW would be completely responsible for the new facility. The residential equipment company provided FW with all of their specific needs and qualifications for the new warehouse. With that information in hand, FW searched for an Indianapolis warehousing facility that met all of their needs. It was not long before FW found a warehouse with more than 750,000 square feet of space. The warehouse was large enough to meet all the needs of the residential equipment company, and any possible future growth. The warehouse also had enough spac
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Kansas City, Indianapolis and St. Louis totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include contract warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage, product distribution and B2B and B2C fulfillment.
Benefits: FW negotiated a good price for the warehouse. In a short amount of time the warehouse was certified and ready to accept equipment from their client. FW took advantage of the opportunity to demonstrate some of their real estate buying skills and experience. At the same time FW enjoyed the chance to expand into a new market with a new customers. The residential equipment manufacturer enjoyed getting back to basics by refocusing on their core competencies of making high quality residential equipment.
FW Warehousing is headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri with Midwest warehouse distribution centers in Missouri, Illinois and Indiana totaling more than four million square feet. Founded in 1949 with a focus on food-grade storage, FW later broadened its services to include general warehousing, dry storage, hazardous material and chemical storage, temperature-controlled storage and product distribution and fulfillment. FW Warehousing has more than 60 years of experience in third-party logistics and has been ranked in the top 100 Third Party Logistic Companies in the country by Inbound Logistics Magazine.