Logistics, Warehousing & Distribution

FL: Berlin Packaging Expands with New 40,000-Square-Foot Miramar Warehouse

4 Apr, 2013

Berlin Packaging, a full-service supplier of plastic, glass and metal containers and closures with more than 90 locations throughout North America, is opening a 40,000-square-foot warehouse in Miramar, FL, to accommodate rapid business growth in the South Florida market. The facility will house customers' packaging components for just-in-time delivery and enable same-day shipping to virtually the entire state of Florida.

The warehouse is located at 9698 Premier Parkway in the Miramar Park of Commerce, developed by Sunbeam Properties & Development. It is adjacent to the Florida turnpike in a new state-of-the-art building that features high ceilings and large bays to optimize space utilization. The leasing agent is Jones Lang LaSalle.

Berlin Packaging will begin using the new space in May, be fully operational this summer when the buildout is complete, and continue to use existing third-party warehouses in Orlando, Miami and Jacksonville when needed for proximity to customers' fillers or own facilities. The company is also opening a new office in Miami, joining its Florida headquarters in Bradenton and sales offices across Florida established over the firm's 20 years of business in the state.

"Our sales in Florida have surged tremendously in the last year, in part because of an aggressive sales and marketing campaign focusing on services such as package design, global sourcing, capital lending at below-market rates, and consulting that we offer free of charge in exchange for new packaging business. That growth prompted us to look for more warehouse space that we can staff with our own personnel," said Darrin Dingman, Florida District Manager, Berlin Packaging. "This new facility will allow us to provide more same-day shipping as well as accommodate continued expansion of our Florida customer base."

With nearly $800 million in annual revenues and locations in more than 30 states, Berlin Packaging supplies more than 3.5 billion containers and closures annually as well as labeling, filling, and sourcing services to companies of all sizes and industry sectors including food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical and nutraceutical, automotive, household care and industrial chemical.

Customers have the option to have finished containers and closures drop-shipped directly from the factory to their preferred destinations, or housed at warehouses like the new Miramar facility for release on an as-needed basis under the company's inventory management program. The majority of Berlin Packaging's customers take advantage of inventory programs – now with 105 consecutive months of 99%-plus on-time product delivery – to avoid the costs of packaging stockouts, ensure their ability to fill orders, reduce in-house storage requirements, improve cash flow, and keep their supply chains running smoothly.

Berlin Packaging's Florida headquarters can be reached at 1.941.209.4700 or Florida@BerlinPackaging.com.

About Berlin Packaging
Berlin Packaging is North America's premier Hybrid Packaging Supplier of plastic, glass, and metal containers and closures. With over 33,000 available SKUs, over 120 packaging consultants, and more than 90 sales and warehouse locations across North America, the company has the right products, expertise, and geographic proximity to help customers increase their net income through packaging products and services. Berlin Packaging supplies billions of containers and closures annually as well as warehousing and logistics services for customers of all sizes in all industries. It is the only company in its sector to be ISO 9001 certified, to have Customs-Trade Partnership Against Terrorism (C-TPAT) certification, and to achieve 99% on-time delivery of its shipments every month for more than eight years. Related services and specialty product divisions include Studio One Eleven custom packaging and graphic design, Berlin Global sourcing solutions, E3 profit-oriented consulting, Berlin Financial financing for equipment and capital improvements, Dangerous Goods transport, Freund Container & Supply convenience, and Qorpak laboratory supplies. The company can be reached at 1.800.2.BERLIN, BerlinPackaging.com, and on LinkedIn and Twitter