Logistics Center opened in the USA
Our customers expect our deliveries to be fast and reliable - worldwide. To meet these requirements and to continue offering our customers the best possible service, we opened a logistics centre in the USA in February 2018.
Although growth was predicted in our business plan when we opened our sales subsidiary in the USA in 2002 (with one employee), we definitively did not expect the kind of growth that has occurred over the past few years. We are very pleased that more and more customers placed their trust in our expertise in those subsequent years and that we were able to surpass our original expectations by considerable margin.
The USA is a key market for Erne Fittings nowadays. We have all the essential approvals we need for the American market and as such have optimal conditions in place for projects of any kind in the USA. Due to this growth and to accommodate our customers' needs, setting up a logistics centre was the next logical step for us, and one which we have now finally completed.
The floor space of the new warehouse in Houston covers 3,600 square meter. The warehouse will store Erne butt-weld fittings intended specifically for the American oil and gas sector. With four loading areas and two ramps, the center also covers all logistical needs, offerings our customers quick access to our products as well as shorter delivery times. Furthermore, the new logistics center is in a prime location that is easy to reach from Houston's main thoroughfare. This immediate availability in the USA will enable Erne Fittings to cater to enquiries that were previously not feasible for the company due to lengthy delivery times.
We have also founded Erne Fittings USA, Inc. in conjunction with the opening of the logistics center, which began operating as a US-based subsidiary of Erne Fittings officially in February 2018. The company and the warehouse will officially open in spring 2018. We look forward to seeing our American customers at the center.
Erne News V01/ 2018