Knipex Tools Moves Headquarters and Warehouse
Knipex Tools LP moved its headquarters to Buffalo Grove, Ill., from its previous headquarters in Arlington Heights, Ill.
Knipex began operating out of its newly renovated, 53,200-square-foot combined office and warehouse in early May. The new, 10,200-square-foot office space will better accommodate Knipex’s internal growth and provide improved customer service in all departments. In addition to its new office, Knipex moved its warehouse operations from New Jersey to a larger 43,000-square-foot warehouse space at its Buffalo Grove headquarters.
The new warehouse features a number of major enhancements, including an SAP warehouse management system that will increase efficiency, organization and improve lead times on shipments. The ultimate goal of the combined location is to have better internal communication with the nearby office to provide better customer service and reaction to specific customer needs.
In order to accommodate the new facility, Knipex Tools hired full-time warehouse personnel and employed Steve Deering as warehouse manager. In this position, Deering will extend Knipex Quality beyond manufacturing and products and create a lean, well-operating distribution center in the United States. Prior to joining Knipex, Deering worked for HD Supply as an operations supply manager and has more than 30 years of experience in warehouse and facility management.