Encompass Continues Expanding U.S. Footprint with Buildout of New South Florida Distribution CenterKristin Hurst
Lawrenceville, Ga., January 8, 2019 – Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc., a leading provider of replacement parts and supply chain services for a diverse range of product brands, today announced it has finalized the build out of a new warehouse complex near Fort Lauderdale, Fla. intended to support extensive company growth.
Two years after doubling the size of its existing distribution center in Davie, Fla., Encompass reached maximum capacity and decided to develop a nearby larger facility at 3410 Davie Road within the new Davie Business Center complex. The company completed moving and is now fully operational at its new locale ideally situated close to major interstates and shipping ports.
Beyond warehouse staff, Encompass’ Florida team comprises Purchasing, IT, Business Development and Accounting. When fully staffed, the facility can hold about 75 employees.
The South Florida locale is also the company’s main distribution point for parts supply to Latin America. Encompass maintains other distribution centers in Las Vegas, Nev. and Atlanta, Ga.
Encompass President and CEO Robert Coolidge said the decision to build followed consecutive record-setting quarters of transactional volume for the company. Growth in the Appliance vertical, with recent warranty authorizations such as Samsung, was a driving factor, as well as a surge in support for key customer segments like Home Warranty, Extended Warranty and Multifamily Property Management. Encompass also manages the parts supply chain for a number of world-leading brands, including Sony, Panasonic, Braun, Philips and others.
The extra space will be used to increase the company’s inventory position and accommodate adequate operational staff to serve major regional clients. To support local customers, the facility will feature fully-stocked counter sales.
“As we get ready to launch a number of exciting new customer programs and services in 2019, this facility will help support our continued expansion,” said Coolidge. “Beyond providing the infrastructure necessary to stock and manage sufficient inventory for our customers, it helps reinforce redundancy for reliable business continuity for our entire footprint.”
As the facility is based in an ideal climate for air-conditioning repairs, Encompass is working to build its HVAC [heating, ventilation, air conditioning] parts availability, said Coolidge.
“Encompass has been concentrating on further developing our HVAC vertical, so we can offer convenient same-day parts delivery to area repair businesses,” he said.
Another resource Encompass is preparing to release later this year is a special app that will help field technicians track and maintain popular repair parts within their service vehicles. This “truck stock” app will enable techs to conveniently place orders online with Encompass and quickly replenish inventory.
“We are constantly exploring ideas to help our customers be more successful,” said Coolidge. “Anything we can do to make their lives easier is a win-win.”
About Encompass Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.
Formed in 1953, Encompass is one of the country’s largest suppliers of repair parts and accessories for products throughout the home. Encompass also offers complete parts supply chain management, 3PL, depot repair and reverse logistics service. In addition to consumers, we support an array of B2B customers, including manufacturers, multi-family property management, warranty providers, service networks, independent dealers and retailers.