Melissa & Doug Opens World-Class Distribution Center to Meet Growing Consumer Demand for More Timeless Toys for Kids Around the World
WILTON, Conn., July 13, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Melissa & Dougthe global toy company known for its more than 30-year commitment to open-ended play, is proud to announce the continued transformation of its supply chain operations by opening a new world-class distribution facility designed to support a continued growth while pursuing its efforts to reduce the company’s environmental impact.
The 500,000 square foot space, which is expected to expand further to 750,000 square feet by 2026, is located in New Jersey, minutes from the NJ Turnpike. This location offers ideal accessibility to the highway, while simplifying coordination between the warehouse and customers. The expansion is essential to meet growing consumer demand for its screenless, open, high-quality toys, while positioning the company for long-term success.
As part of the company’s ongoing commitments to sustainability, this new facility is equipped with solar panels to meet the majority of its energy needs, leverages high-efficiency LED lighting with motion sensors installed everywhere, uses a fleet of almost all electric forklifts and recycles 95% of its corrugated cardboard waste.
The new location will also create a stimulating work environment, providing job opportunities for over 250 associates at peak times, while doubling storage space and increasing the number of customer orders Melissa & Doug is five-fold. able to ship. The facility will combine new processes with the right balance of automation to create a supply chain platform for growth.
“We continue to modernize and transform our supply chain by adding innovative and sustainable technology to place orders with our customers quickly and efficiently, and it’s gratifying to see our associates and customers reap the benefits,” said Sekar Sundararajan, Director of Supply Chain. “We are proud of our ongoing commitment to earning our customers’ trust and we will never stop innovating to keep it.”
Melissa & Doug’s ongoing journey to transform its supply chain aligns with the company’s promise to exceed customer expectations. From fast shipping and delivery to making toys with sustainability in mind, every decision made at Melissa & Doug places the consumer at the heart of its concerns.
For more information about Melissa & Doug, visit https://www.melissaanddoug.com/.
About Melissa & Doug Timeless toys. Endless possibilities.
From classic wooden toys to crafts and pretend play, Melissa & Doug The products provide a launching pad to ignite the imagination and wonder of all children so they can discover their passions and purpose. Recognized by parents as the #1 preschool brand for wooden toys, Melissa & Doug believes in making timeless and durable toys for a prosperous and inclusive world. Melissa & Doug is proud to partner with the American Academy of Pediatrics to support early brain development and champion the health benefits of open-ended play through their articulation power of the game Alliance.
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