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Keystone Technologies Expands in Phoenix

Keystone Phoenix Exterior
Keystone Phoenix Exterior

LANSDALE, Pa. — Keystone Technologies, a lighting industry leader for more than 75 years, has expanded its footprint in a big way.

The company recently opened a new, regional distribution center in Phoenix, joining major hubs in Kansas City, MO, and the company headquarters near Philadelphia. Altogether, Keystone has more than 1.2 million cubic feet of space in its three regional distribution centers.

Keystone also maintains local market distribution centers in 11 locations across the United States, including Atlanta, San Francisco, Chicago, Houston, and Tampa.

“The new Phoenix center emphasizes our commitment to customer service through outstanding logistics and increased efficiency,” says Ira Greenberg, Keystone CEO. “It’s a state-of-the-art facility that keeps us both nimble and versatile.”

Keystone Phoenix Loading Docks
Keystone Phoenix Loading Docks

The new distribution center is a Class A distribution space. With 130,000 square feet and 35-foot ceilings, it has approximately 400,000 cubic feet of space, and has 28 dock doors. It features very narrow aisles (VNA), for which Keystone uses specialty forklifts that operate on a wire-guided system for optimal efficiency and safety.

Keystone Chief Data Officer Jake Alpert observes that the new Phoenix center has allowed the company to increase performance even as its offering continues to expand to hundreds of products and thousands of SKUs.

“We regularly re-evaluate our distribution network to make sure it’s optimized for our business,” he says. “Our new Phoenix facility will serve as a centralized hub for west coast distribution as well as a transloading facility to supply our other locations. Along with our existing hubs in Kansas City and Philadelphia, we are now positioned even better to service our customers with well-deployed inventory.”

Keystone Phoenix Warehouse Forklifts
Keystone Phoenix Warehouse Forklifts

Keystone CCO Josh Brown praises the impact the new distribution center will have on serving customers. “The Phoenix hub is giving us more options to serve our customers quickly. We always want to expedite the transportation of Keystone products, and the Phoenix facility is one more way of doing so.”

It adds up to staying true to the Keystone philosophy of Light Made Easy, observes Greenberg.

“Light Made Easy is all about making the customer experience as seamless and enjoyable as possible,” he says. “The Phoenix warehouse, with its size, convenient location, and amazing employees, helps us deliver the outstanding level of service our customers expect. We look forward to fulfilling their needs for many years to come with this terrific facility.”

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