KI Logistics, a subsidiary of global logistics leader and innovator Kimura Unity, Inc., broke ground today on its new North American headquarters and a major logistics facility at The Matrix Business and Technology Park in Greenville County. The $11.5 million investment is expected to generate as many as 149 new jobs.
“We are extremely pleased to establish our new operations here in Greenville County, and very appreciative for the support and leadership of the Greenville Area Development Corporation, readySC, South Carolina Department of Commerce and others who assisted in making this announcement a reality,” said Harry Chase, Vice President of Logistics for KI Logistics.
KI Logistics is building its custom facility at The Matrix, encompassing approximately 206,000 square feet initially with the option to expand the facility in the future. The company expects to begin operations at the completed facility in July, 2014.
Parent company Kimura Unity Inc. already operates a 70,000 square foot facility in Laurens, SC which manufactures steel containers and racks, primarily for the automotive market, Chase noted. Yet the century-old organization is best known for its leading-edge expertise in logistics and distribution, serving as a preferred partner for such leading organizations as Drive Automotive, JTEKT and Toyota, the latter which it serves in numerous countries around the world.