Panalpina Expands Supply Chain Capabilities in Los Angeles

Panalpina Los Angeles, a supplier of forwarding and logistics services, has added 42,000 square feet of warehouse space, extending the company’s portfolio of supply chain management services to clients in Southern California and beyond.

“As companies are increasingly outsourcing all but core functions, this latest expansion in the crucial Southern California market is customer and market driven,” notes Lucas Kuehner, USA managing director. “Our Los Angeles business unit is gearing the new space to clientele that will most benefit from broader and more comprehensive supply chain involvement.” The additional space will be fitted with mobile logistics racking and shelving.

With the extension, Panalpina Los Angeles includes over 100,000 square feet of warehouse space, 27 dock doors and high-rise racking beneath the 32-foot ceiling. Built in 2000, the leased facility is equipped with an inventory control program, a high value cargo cage and full security system with 24/7 closed circuit cameras throughout.

Beyond the core freight forwarding transit warehouse activities, the Los Angeles warehouse also provides logistics import/export services such as permanent storage, customized product labeling and packaging activities. Panalpina Los Angeles offers integrated logistics services including product customization, kitting, quality controls and inspections on top of just-in-time and just-in-sequence goods distribution. Panalpina also currently facilitates continuous product replenishment via VMI (vendor-managed inventory) activities and other tailored material management solutions such as direct-to-market and inbound-to-manufacture concepts that bypass the customers’ own distribution centers.

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