Arbonne International (Irvine, Calif), a developer and distributor of premium Swiss-formulated skin care products, announced the establishment of 208,000 sq.-ft. distribution center in Greenwood, Ind. The facility will employ around 300 people and will serve direct sales consultants across two-thirds of the United States. It is currently being outfitted with automated distribution systems that will help it process more than 35,000 shipments per day after the building is officially opened in July.
"In 2005 Arbonne experienced unprecedented growth with a 164% increase in sales. The state-of-the-art Greenwood center will reduce shipping time by days, playing a vital role in our future growth," said Bob Henry, Arbonne chairman and CEO.
"Arbonne has made the investment to incorporate the latest technology for automated distribution. It's the next generation of distribution and warehousing," said Richard Estalella, v.p. warehouse and distribution. “Our employees are an integral part of the solution to achieve faster turnaround times. Our existing Irvine facility has recently been expanded and reengineered, but Greenwood will represent a much larger operation.”
Carol Hukari, senior vice president of operations added, "Arbonne has been experiencing explosive growth over the past several years. Our new facility is a critical addition to help us keep up with that growth and improve our ability to ship packages to consultants and their customers in a timely manner. This distribution center will help us provide targeted 3-day delivery to the Eastern half of the United States."
Founded in 1980, Arbonne International, LLC is a direct-selling company that operates in the United States and Canada. The company’s skin-care products are formulated in Switzerland at the Arbonne Institute of Research and Development (AIRD) and made in the U.S.A. It has more than 800,000 independent sales consultants.