Premier Mounts, a manufacturer of audiovisual mounting solutions, is expanding its West Coast warehouse and operations in Corona, Calif.
The current 50,000 square foot facility, which was designed with future expansion in mind, will see increased growth within the logistics and fabrications teams.
“By increasing our logistics capacity, we have the opportunity to reduce shipping lead-times, and improve our reaction time to ‘late day’ critical orders,” said Brent Henderson, director of supply chain for Premier Mounts. “This also ensures critical projects during the COVID-19 crisis can still ship even if our warehouses in Las Vegas or Buffalo are affected in the future due to the virus.”
Premier Mounts said the success of the Convergent product line is a major reason for this growth. A Convergent mount is much larger than a traditional LCD mount, so as its demand has grown, so does the need for rack space. Articulating mounts and AV gearboxes have also seen significant growth, specifically the AM95 and AM65, as the demand for larger displays has skyrocketed sales of the AM300, the company said.
The current warehouse space is designed with narrow aisle, high pile racking systems that have increased pallet capacity from about 250 to over 2100. Premier Mounts had previously allocated just 2,000 of the 50,000 square feet for its logistics team. The balance of that space was utilized by fabrication and assembly teams. After reengineering the warehouse layout in early 2020, 20,000 square feet of space was reallocated for the logistics team. Within the fabrication department, this project includes some capital expenditures that will increase capacity and manufacturing flexibility.
Premier Mounts also has added a new Amada 1253NT Press Brake to its manufacturing line to meet the incoming demand from dealers, distributors and installers. Having another press brake allows for engineering and manufacturing to increase output of products while cutting down on critical lead times to better meet project deadlines.
Premier Mounts said its goal is to continuously provide an exceptional customer experience by using knowledge and expertise of the display industry to manufacture industry transformative products that establish foundations for substantial AV projects around the globe.