Press release from the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County:
In conjunction with the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners and Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County (EDC), today System Logistics – Vertique, the American operations of System Logistics SpA (Italy), announced plans to invest $8 million in its Asheville operations at Vista Industrial Park. This new project announcement will add 37 net new jobs with an average wage of $26.38 per hour and sustain 172 existing jobs. The investments will include a new 75,000 SF manufacturing building (including 7,000 SF of office space), doubling the existing facility’s recently installed 125kW PV system, and installation of electric vehicle charging stations. The new positions will include opportunities in manufacturing, assembly and field services as well as openings in engineering, software and project management.
System Logistics Corporation (SLC) is a leading global supplier of innovative intralogistics and material handling solutions seeking to optimize the supply chain of warehouses, distribution centers, and manufacturing operations worldwide. With a special focus on the food and beverage and grocery industries, SLC develops tailor-made solutions for automated storage and retrieval systems, including stacker cranes and/or fast rotation storage (FRS), material handling systems, automated guided vehicles, software and services designed to optimize logistics. With the integration of Vertique systems in 2016, SLC has strengthened its offerings with the leading case picking system in North America. Vertique technology has been tailored on the specific needs of the American market, proving to be the most scalable, efficient and proven case picking solution. Most of the technologies used in their solutions are fully engineered, developed, produced and installed internally by System Logistics.
“Since System Logistics Corporation announced our expansion plans almost two years ago, we are again very pleased to continue investing in our operations and the people here in Asheville, North Carolina,” said Stefano Vitale, SLC CEO & President. “Additionally, we have developed a strong partnership with the University of North Carolina at Asheville, and we are proud to sponsor their mechatronics engineering program to further strengthen a local pipeline of STEM talent for us and for the region.”
“The Commission supports advanced manufacturing as a key strategy to create higher paying jobs for workers in Western North Carolina,” Chairman of the Buncombe County Board of Commissioners Brownie Newman said. “We are excited that Systems Logistics is expanding their operations in Buncombe County.”
“The Asheville-Buncombe EDC Board of Directors are incredibly proud of the continued success of System Logistics and their North American Headquarters here in Buncombe County,” stated EDC Board Chair Jay Richardson. “The strength of Asheville’s talented workforce, manufacturing expertise and growth trajectory will continue to draw international attention and investment to this vibrant mountain community.”
Partners in the expansion include Buncombe County and the Economic Development Coalition for Asheville-Buncombe County and the North Carolina Community College System.
For more information about the company and related employment opportunities, visit www.systemlogistics.com/usa/.
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