Black Diamond Opens Global Distribution Center
Black Diamond expands to meet growing needs worldwide.
01.12.2009 – January 12, 2009 (Salt Lake City, Utah) – Black Diamond Equipment
Ltd., a global leader in the climbing and freeride ski markets, announced the
completion and opening of its global distribution center near its Zhuhai, China
“The announcement today comes on the third anniversary of the opening of the BD
Asia facility in 2006 and marks the steady commitment to groundbreaking product
design, market growth and increased operational efficiency of Black Diamond as a
global company,” comments Peter Metcalf, CEO.
Black Diamond’s global Distribution Center, located in a Free Trade Zone in
Guangdong province, China, will assist the company in better meeting growing
worldwide demand for its products. This is accomplished by locating the storage of
inventory closer to various OEM providers and BD’s own manufacturing operation.
This allows BD to be more responsive to changes in global demand patterns,
consolidate freight and reduce overall inventory carrying costs.
Mark Ritchie, VP of Operations explains in greater detail, “ The opening of the new
global DC marks a waypoint dating back to April 2005 when our strategic planning
team focused on the need to streamline global purchasing and distribution
functions to improve visibility, management and overall efficiency. The opening of the
new global DC is an exciting milestone yet also represents a starting point as we
strive to continually improve the systems, product flow and customer service.”
Winner of the Outside magazine 2008 Gear of the Year for the Bandit AvaLung pack,
Black Diamond Equipment Ltd. is an employee-owned manufacturer of equipment
for rock climbing, alpinism and freeride skiing. By consistently building innovative,
standard-setting products and actively preserving the mountain environment, Black
Diamond has assumed a leadership role in the international outdoor community