Castellini Group of Cos. enhances facilities, technology

Castellini Group of Cos. enhances facilities, technology

The Castellini Group of Cos., Cincinnati, is adopting integrated supply chain technology designed to enhance agility and efficiency for customers and suppliers.

It’s one of two major changes at the Castellini Group as it heads into a new phase of a growth plan, to meet changes in the industry, according to a news release.

It has also finished the expansion of the Castellini Co. facility in Wilder, Ky., which now houses Crosset Co. and Grant County Foods, allowing the organizations to capitalize on their full-service capabilities.

The fully integrated company retains the Castellini name, according to the release.

“Our goal is very clear: to be an indispensable value at every touchpoint in the supply chain,” Brian Kocher, president and CEO of the Castellini Group of Cos., said in the release. "We will continue to engineer and design better, simpler solutions for our customers.” 

The new custom operating system, according to the release, will:

  • Provide more online services, including account portals, ordering and digital inventories;
  • Use advanced technology to plan, service and manage operations efficiently;
  • Rotate inventory more quickly, consolidating inventory from three locations; and
  • Enhance back-office automation, consolidating orders, inventories and accounting functions so customers can access all products and services with one contact.

“We have great assets, great expertise and the financial strength to continue as a leader in the produce industry,” according to the release. “We are deploying all these resources and our human touch on behalf of our customers to deliver a better way, simply.”

The company transformation will take place over the next eight months, according to the release, and includes an updated branding campaign “in the near future.”

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