Schluter-Systems, a global leader in developing innovative solutions for tile and stone installations, is opening its first Texas site at AllianceTexas.
Located at Alliance Northport 1, the 500,000-square-foot regional distribution center will serve central and southern states with its expansive product line and provide a convenient training location for professionals who install Schluter products. The facility is scheduled for completion in the first quarter of 2020 and is expected to employ 300 associates.
“Schluter-Systems is the largest supplier of tile installation systems around the world, and Hillwood is proud to welcome them to AllianceTexas after a comprehensive search of the entire Dallas-Fort Worth market to find the best location for their new facility,” said Tony Creme, senior vice president of Hillwood. “They are the latest example of a leading global company who has chosen to partner with Hillwood at AllianceTexas as a result of our long-term commitment and dedication to helping our customers succeed.”
Located in Northlake, at the intersection of Interstate 35W and State Highway 114, Alliance Northport 1 offers one of the lowest tax structures in Dallas-Fort Worth and frontage on I-35W. Its close proximity to Fort Worth Alliance Airport, BNSF Railway’s Alliance Intermodal Facility, the FedEx Express Southwest Regional Hub and the UPS and FedEx Ground Hubs make it a very advantageous location for Schluter-Systems’ logistics operations. The location also provides the company access to the local labor force through the Alliance Workforce Center.
“As we expand to meet the demands of our customers, AllianceTexas is the ideal location for our new Texas facility,” said Marco Ludwig, CEO of Schluter-Systems. “The Hillwood team had space immediately available at AllianceTexas to meet our current operational needs, with the capability to provide additional support and resources for future growth opportunities. With direct access to established transportation and logistics options and a robust workforce, AllianceTexas provides us with everything we need to succeed.”
Since the early 1970s, Schluter-Systems has led important innovations and new product developments for tile installations globally. Revolutionizing the industry with the creation of Schluter-SCHIENE, a metal finishing profile designed to prevent tile edges from chipping, the company now has more than 5,000 product lines, including tile trims, uncoupling membranes, waterproof building panels, shower systems and thin-set mortar.
Schluter-Systems currently has three major facilities in North America: Plattsburgh, New York, Montreal, Canada and Reno. With over 900 employees across the USA and Canada, Schluter-Systems works closely with its network of distributors, dealers, tile contractors, architects, specifiers and other members of the building and construction industry.
Schluter-Systems was represented by Tom Pearson, SIOR, and Chris Teesdale, SIOR, both Executive Vice Presidents of Colliers International for the site selection and negotiations.