Brightpoint Expands Reverse Logistics Network

Brightpoint Inc., a provider of supply chain solutions to the wireless industry, has added three Centers of Excellence in the United States. Two of the facilities are located in the metropolitan Indianapolis area and one will be located in Reno, Nev.

Brightpoint recently completed the purchase of a 533,000 square foot facility in the AllPoints Midwest business park in Plainfield, Ind. An additional 200,000 square foot facility has been leased in Plainfield, Ind., in support of Brightpoint's expanding reverse logistic services offering. A 264,000 square foot facility located in Reno is under contract to be purchased and is expected to be operational in the second quarter of 2011.

Brightpoint will transition operations from its Airwest facility, based in Plainfield, to the new AllPoints and Reno facilities and will vacate the Airwest facility on July 31, 2011. The addition of these Centers of Excellence will enable Brightpoint to increase its existing operational footprint in the United States by approximately 700,000 square feet.

Brightpoint is investing in these facilities in response to its planned growth and anticipated need for increased capacity to serve its customers. These three new facilities, as well as the recently acquired former Touchstone Wireless facilities located in Bristol, Tennessee and Ft. Worth, Texas, give Brightpoint in excess of 2 million square feet of supply chain logistics and distribution services facilities in the U.S.

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