OHL, a leading global third-party logistics provider, announced it has expanded its relationship with Performance Sports Group, Ltd. and has begun fulfillment operations for Bauer Hockey, the world's leading manufacturer of hockey equipment and a subsidiary of Performance Sports Group.
Bauer Hockey will occupy a new 250,000 square foot fulfillment center located in Romeoville, Ill. that will provide scalability in its storage capacity to support Bauer Hockey's needs and product expansion opportunities. Bauer Hockey is the second brand within Performance Sports Group to partner with OHL for fulfillment operations. Since 2010, OHL has operated 80,000 square feet of fulfillment operations in Memphis, Tenn. for Easton Baseball/Softball.
"Our company has grown significantly over the past few years and as a result of last year's acquisition of Easton Baseball/Softball we explored several opportunities across the combined organization to enhance our overall supply chain," said Paul Gibson, Chief Supply Chain Officer, Performance Sports Group. "Easton Baseball/Softball has had a successful partnership with OHL for more than five years and we realized that there was an opportunity to create synergies within our organization as a result of that long-standing relationship."
In addition to providing fulfillment operations for Easton Baseball/Softball and Bauer Hockey, OHL will also begin fulfillment operations for Maverik Lacrosse later this summer.
"Over the years, the team at OHL's Memphis operation has formed a great relationship with Easton Baseball/Softball, which led OHL to the recent opportunity to expand our business with Performance Sports Group," comments Scott McWilliams, Chief Customer Officer, OHL. "While our experience and expertise enable a stronger fulfillment strategy for Bauer Hockey, it is the partnership that we have built with their parent company that will allow us to further collaborate and support the growth of Performance Sports Group as a whole."
OHL is one of the largest 3PLs in the world, providing integrated global supply chain management solutions including transportation, warehousing, customs brokerage, freight forwarding, and import and export consulting services. OHL operates more than 130 value added distribution centers, offers comprehensive transportation management services, employs over 10,000, and has 34 brokerage and agent offices worldwide. OHL has expertise in efulfillment, serves a wide range of business sectors from specialty retail to manufacturing, and specializes in the textiles and apparel, footwear, electronics, retail, printing, healthcare, food and beverage, and consumer packaged goods industries. www.ohl.com
About Performance Sports Group Ltd.
Performance Sports Group Ltd. (NYSE: PSG) (TSX: PSG) is a leading developer and manufacturer of ice hockey, roller hockey, lacrosse, baseball and softball sports equipment, as well as related apparel and soccer apparel. The Company is the global leader in hockey with the strongest and most recognized brand, and it holds the No. 1 North American position in baseball and softball. Its products are marketed under the BAUER, MISSION, MAVERIK, CASCADE, INARIA, COMBAT and EASTON brand names and are distributed by sales representatives and independent distributors throughout the world. The Company is focused on building its leadership position by growing market share in all product categories and pursuing strategic acquisitions. Performance Sports Group is a member of the S&P/TSX Composite Index. For more information on the Company, please visit http://www.performancesportsgroup.com/.
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