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Ferguson Enterprises partners with Tompkins Solutions to design and implement new distribution center in Aurora, CO

Dec 07, 2021

Tompkins Solutions, a leading supply chain consulting and services firm, today announced the completion of a new distribution center for Ferguson Enterprises, the nation’s largest distributor of residential and commercial plumbing supplies.

After experiencing significant growth through a series of acquisitions over the last decade, Ferguson enlisted the help of Tompkins to streamline its supply chain operations by consolidating multiple distribution centers into a single cohesive facility serving the Denver market. Located in Aurora, Colorado, the new facility enables Ferguson to reduce its per unit processing costs and improve service levels for internal and external customers throughout the region.

“Our distribution centers and robust supply chain network are what set us apart from the competition and enable us to continually deliver value to our customers and suppliers alike,” said Chris Everett, senior director of supply chain strategy at Ferguson Enterprises. “Tompkins understood our needs and worked collaboratively with us throughout the entire process, from acquisition to implementation and beyond, providing us with the high level of service and knowledge that we strive to provide to our customers.”

The 435,000-square-foot distribution center features a variety of leading material handling solutions, including pick modules for cases and eaches, a dual-sided shipping sorter and a 51,000-bin AutoStore automated storage and retrieval system (ASRS), among others. In addition to warehouse space, the facility also includes offices and a counter for trade contractors.

“We are honored to help Ferguson optimize their distribution operations in the Denver market,” said David Latona, co-CEO of Tompkins Solutions. “By working alongside Ferguson on every step of the project, we were able to design and deliver a flexible, efficient facility capable of meeting their current and future needs, and we look forward to an ongoing partnership as they continue to expand their business.”

In addition to the Aurora distribution center, Tompkins is also partnering with Ferguson on a greenfield facility in Chandler, Arizona, as well as the design and retrofit of several other distribution centers throughout the United States.

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