AEK Packaging Expands Its Warehouse for Second Time in 2011

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Demand for Used Packaging Equipment Necessitates Continued Increase in Storage Space

When we entered the marketplace, our goal was to provide the highest-quality packaging equipment, with the most dependable service, at competitive prices. The fact that we’ve had to increase our warehouse space since then is a testament to our goal.

On December 1, 2011, AEK Packaging Equipment completed another expansion of its climate-controlled warehouse. This milestone marked the second time this year a global increase in the demand for its like-new, reconditioned and used packaging equipment has prompted the company to increase its storage space. Back in March, AEK doubled its warehouse to 100,000 square feet. This latest growth has brought that number up to 150,000 square feet, resulting in a 200 percent augmentation in warehouse size over last year’s square footage of 50,000.

This rapid development differentiates AEK Packaging from the majority of American businesses. Last week, the Associated Press reported, “U.S. service firms expanded in November at slower pace.” Indeed, the index of service activity in the country “was the lowest since January 2010.” Adding to this dim picture was a Department of Commerce revelation in late November that “U.S-based multinational corporations added almost 3 million jobs to their payrolls in foreign countries between 1999 and 2009, while slashing 864,600 jobs at home.”

AEK Packaging Equipment is a relatively new company that was formed expressly to leverage the combined expertise, financial resources and global reach of Aaron Equipment Company Inc. and Kendell Equipment. Banking on that partnership goal has paid off, with AEK’s global marketplace presence having resulted in unprecedented demand for the company’s used, reconditioned and like-new packaging equipment.
“When we entered the marketplace, our goal was to provide the highest-quality packaging equipment, with the most dependable service, at competitive prices,” explains company spokesperson, KC Christensen. “The fact that we’ve had to substantially increase our warehouse space since then is a testament to our ability to achieve that goal.”
Christensen goes on to add, “While we are proud of that growth, we’re even prouder of the fact that we’ve been able to reach a worldwide customer base while keeping operations – and jobs – right here in the U.S. Our newly expanded warehouse is conveniently located just five minutes from Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.”

Now triple its original size at 150,000 square feet, the expanded warehouse allows the company to better showcase its diverse inventory of new, reconditioned-to-new and used equipment. The centralized location also enables AEK Packaging Equipment to merchandise its 125 categories of machinery in a manner that makes it easy for customers to inspect it, be it onsite or via video online. In addition, thanks to the increased climate-controlled storage space, the company can maintain in-stock inventory of spare and change parts. That means customer requests are fulfilled and shipped promptly – usually in about a week.

Packaging equipment users who would like to learn more about the reconditioned and used equipment that will be filling the newly expanded AEK Packaging Equipment warehouse can do so online at http://www.aekpack.com. Interested media may arrange a company interview by calling (630) 238-2660.

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