Premier Development Partners is proud to announce the sale of 28 acres in Oakwood Village to The Kroger Company, who plans to establish an automated customer fulfillment center (CFC) on the site at Alexander Road, adjacent to I-480.
“Premier is proud to have helped Kroger establish an automated fulfillment center in Oakwood Village,” said Kevin Callahan, Senior Partner at Premier Development Parnters. “Premier assembled the site and went through the lengthy rezoning process for this property. Our team worked closely with Mayor Gottschalk of Oakwood Village to ensure a very reputable company like Kroger acquired the site, bringing in over 400 employees to the Oakwood community and a substantial payroll.”
Kroger is in the process of constructing CFCs across the county, bringing jobs and fresh food options to communities up to 90 miles away from each site. The new Oakwood Village CFC is expected to create 400 jobs in Northeast Ohio. Kroger also plans to donate a million dollars over the upcoming years to introduce local youth to STEM topics such as robotics and artificial intelligence.
These CFCs utilize cutting edge robotics and logistics technology to automate the fulfillment of online orders. Kroger has partnered with UK-based Ocado Group to bring their proprietary technology solution to the US. Over 1,000 bots move around on a 3-D grid to retrieve the selected products for each order. The order is then packaged and delivered by trained Kroger employees.
“Kroger’s creation of a highly automated, robotics-driven fulfillment center in Oakwood Village will transform the grocery retail experience in Northeast Ohio,” said Oakwood Village Mayor Gottschalk.
About Premier Development Partners
Premier Development Partners is a full-service, privately held design-build, construction and commercial real estate development company. Over the years, our development, redevelopment, build-to-suits, construction management, property management and acquisition projects have resulted in the delivery of intelligently built environments that exceed our client expectations and stay within budget without compromising quality or safety.