Germany-based household hardware maker breaks ground on expansion in Archdale

April 6, 2022

A leading global supplier of furniture and architectural hardware components for cabinets, doors, kitchens, bathrooms and more has broken ground on an expansion of its facility in Archdale.

Häfele America has begun work on a 94,200-square-foot high-rise distribution center space at the company’s campus at 3901 Cheyenne Drive. When complete, the facility will comprise 221,200 square feet and will increase storage capacity by 60%. Total investment in the expansion is $13 million. The expansion is expected to add 15 jobs by 2023. The company's Archdale employee headcount was unknown at time of publication.

 “The expansion of our North Carolina warehouse is an investment in the future success of Häfele, but also that of our customers,” said Häfele America President Paul Smith. “Through this project we’ll be able to serve all of our customers in a multitude of better, more efficient ways, as well as reduce the company’s carbon footprint by adding solar power to our campus.”

The expanded facility will include a 501 kW solar system consisting of more than 1,100 panels. That investment is expected to provide approximately 75% of the total power used at the facility.  

“The equipment and processes employed within our Archdale facility are about to receive a monumental upgrade,” said Director of Operations Jed Kilpatrick. “In addition to increased storage capacity, we’ll be adding the latest automated conveyor lines and product pick systems which will improve responsiveness, efficiency and order accuracy. 

Architectural plans for the expansion were developed by Winston-Salem’s West & Stem Architects. Landmark Builders of Winston-Salem is the general contractor and solar installation is being handled by Yes Solar Solutions of Cary. The project is expected to be completed in fall 2022.

Häfele America is a subsidiary of Häfele Group, a family-owned company headquartered in Nagold, Germany. The company makes LED lighting, decorative hardware, opening and closing mechanisms for doors and drawers, in addition to furniture fittings and electronic locking systems. The company supplies manufacturers, architects, designers, contractors and construction professionals in more than 150 countries.

Source: Triad Business Journal