Westinghouse Lighting has begun searching for a new corporate headquarters that will allow the company to move into a smaller space while still remaining in the Philadelphia area.
Westinghouse has been based in Philadelphia for 64 years, 22 of which have been spent at its current 230,000-square-foot location. A company spokesperson says the company’s needs are different today than they were 22 years ago, and improved inventory and shipping processes mean the company no longer requires as much warehouse and product-finishing space.
Starting two years ago, Westinghouse implemented an integration strategy that included investing in technology systems and developing a global supply chain. The goal of the strategy was to enable the company to adjust rapidly to capitalize on an ever-changing business environment.
The company has also made some changes to its network of distribution centers: Westinghouse has relocated and expanded its California distribution center, closed a distribution center in Chicago, upgraded systems in its Jacksonville distribution center and expanded operations in China, Mexico and Germany.