Quiet Logistics Set to Expand to West Coast

Patricia Resende
July 27, 2012

Ecommerce fulfillment business Scenic Technology Corp., which does business as Quiet Logistics, is expanding west.

The Andover-based company is developing a West Coast QuietCenter, which will be in operation in the first quarter of 2013, the company announced Friday.

Quiet Logistics handles the fulfillment process for brands in the fashion and apparel, health and beauty, and home goods sectors. The expansion of the center will include 3,100 storage pods, 93 robots and 13 work stations which will enable Quiet to grow its capacity. The robotics and developer of warehouse automation technology partnered in 2009 with Kiva Systems Inc., a robotics maker, to build the first robot-controlled third-party fulfillment warehouse in the United States. This is an additional investment in Kiva Systems warehouse automation technology.

“Quiet Logistics’ most recent investment gives us the flexibility to grow existing geographies and pop up new ones on demand,” CEO Bruce Welty said in a written statement.

In February, Quiet Logistics received $2.5 million from MassDevelopment, the state’s development and finance agency. The money will be used to expand its 200,000-square-foot space at its Devens distribution center. Quiet Logistics leased the space in May and said it plans to fill it with 300 jobs over the next few years with the funds from the agency.

About Quiet Logistics
Quiet Logistics is the eCommerce fulfillment provider of choice for premium fashion and apparel brands and e-tailers. Quiet combines best-in-class technology with a deep understanding of brand care to deliver an exceptional and highly personalized customer experience for its clients. www.quietlogistics.com