Dorel Sports to triple operations in Savannah area


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Dorel Sports, maker of brands such as Schwinn and Mongoose bicycles, has announced plans to more than triple its Savannah footprint to 1.1 million square feet.

Dorel Sports entered the Savannah market in 2016 with a 338,000 square-foot facility in Effingham County, near Savannah. The company has shifted operations to a new Effingham location in the Georgia International Trade Center, leasing 775,000 square-feet of an existing building.

“As the business continues to evolve, it’s paramount our team has the tools to exceed customer expectations,” said Nando Zucchi, president of Pacific Cycle, Dorel’s U.S. division. “The new distribution center in Savannah is a perfect example of how we plan to keep investing in best-in-class facilities to deliver award-winning products around the globe.”

By 2023, the company’s strategic plans call for occupying the rest of that building, bringing its total capacity there to 1.1 million square feet. From its new distribution center, the bicycle maker will serve all markets east of the Mississippi with not only Schwinn and Mongoose bicycles, but also Kid Trax, Cannondale and GT.

“We are excited to welcome Dorel Sports to Effingham County,” said Brandt Herndon, chief executive officer of the Effingham County Industrial Development Authority. “We are honored they have chosen our community for their flagship East Coast fulfillment center, and look forward to a long and prosperous partnership.”