Combi oven maker Rational has expanded its distribution center on the outskirts of Chicago, giving itself an extra 30% more capacity.
The company said the investment was in response to continued demand and a growing customer base in North America.
The additional 21,000 square foot of distribution space will give it more room to hold stock, improve efficiency and position the company for further growth.
It takes the size of its primary warehouse facility in North America to more than 80,000 square feet.
“We’ve experienced a double-digit compounded annual growth rate for the past six years, which has greatly expanded our customer base as more restaurants, schools, hotels, retailers and multi-unit foodservice operators embrace combi technology and select Rational,” stated Markus Glueck, executive vice president of Rational North America.
“This investment in our infrastructure enables Rational to maintain high levels of service and positions our company for further growth.”
The North American Distribution Center, strategically located for optimized logistics and near the Rational USA headquarters, maintains inventory to support its 24-hour guaranteed in stock item program, which enables standard configurations of Rational combi ovens to ship within 24 hours of order confirmation.
The distribution center is the cornerstone of the North American supply chain, warehousing for distribution the entire line-up of Rational combi ovens, service parts, accessories, cleaning supplies and consumable items.