Georgia Ports Authority
November, 2009
ABRO Industries Announces New Distribution Center

ABRO Industries, Inc. has selected Savannah as the site of its new distribution center, adding to the Port of Savannah’s impressive list of local distribution warehouses. ABRO chose Solution Property Group's WestPort development for its proximity to the Port and its cross dock capability. Cliff Dales with Colliers Neely Dales represented ABRO and Mal Hill of Solution Property Group represented the Landlord.

“We want to thank ABRO for its confidence in the Port of Savannah’s ability to handle its cargo,” said Georgia Ports Authority’s Executive Director Doug J. Marchand. “This announcement is further evidence of Savannah’s strategic value as the key South Atlantic location for distribution services.”

ABRO’s 157,000-square-foot facility will open in January 2010.  Initially, it will export nearly 1,000 containers per year, primarily to Eastern Europe, the Middle East and Asia.  With distribution in more than 165 countries, ABRO Industries has attained worldwide recognition and prominence for the excellence and competitiveness of its products.

“The Port of Savannah gives us the best opportunity to provide the highest level of service to our customers worldwide,” said ABRO Industries President Peter Baranay.  “This new location will significantly reduce our inland freight costs, while greatly increasing our vessel sailing options.”

For nearly 70 years, ABRO Industries has provided quality industrial, automotive and consumer products to the international marketplace. ABRO Industries success is attributed to an intense customer-oriented philosophy with management, manufacturing, sales and distribution all dedicated to serving distributors.

Georgia’s deepwater ports and inland barge terminals support more than 286,476 jobs throughout the state annually and contribute $14.9 billion in income, $55.8 billion in revenue and $2.8 billion in state and local taxes to Georgia’s economy.