VF Corp to launch operations at distribution centre in California

VF Corp to launch operations at distribution centre in California



VF Corporation


The new 1.2 million-square-foot facility is the largest and most efficient within VF’s global network of 46 distribution centres. The facility’s state-of-the-art automation and capabilities, implemented in partnership with Vanderlande Industries, will enable VF to provide more efficient distribution services for its owned retail stores, wholesale customers and owned e-commerce orders.

The centre’s 76-million-unit annual shipping capacity will initially service VansThe North Face

The new centre was designed to support VF’s sustainability commitments, with features and innovative systems that help reduce the impact on the environment, including an estimated 56% in annual energy cost savings through energy efficient lighting, controls and submetering, a total of 48% recycled content in building materials, diversion of 98% of construction waste from the landfill, and designing for daylight and views in the regularly occupied areas of the building.

The building design and construction has achieved LEED (Leadership in Energy

“We are proud to introduce VF’s largest and most efficient distribution centre to date. Servicing our consumers and customers is our number one focus and this facility allows us to get our product to our consumer faster using technologically advanced equipment, which results in reduced lead times and increased efficiency in meeting consumer demands,” Cameron Bailey, EVP global supply chain, said.

“The new distribution centre was designed with employee health and well-being in mind. The centre offers EV chargers, both indoor and outdoor restorative areas and features a robust fitness facility on site to encourage health and wellness,” Jon Watschke, vice-president, West Coast Distribution Centre Transition

Francisco Moreno Velo, president of Warehouse

Recruitment for the fulfilment centre took place throughout early 2023. A majority of the roles have been filled, with additional operator jobs to be added as volume increases.

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