Whitehall welcomes fast-growing international hydration solutions manufacturer Takeya USA

Takeya USA, a lifestyle products company that designs innovative and sustainable beverage and food storage products, has announced its move to Whitehall’s Airport South Commerce & Tech Park.

The company, which will operate in a newly-built multi-tenant industrial space at the corner of Poth and North Hamilton roads, was established in 2008 in Huntington Beach, Calif. Takeya USA has roots in Japanese manufacturing tradition, thanks to a partnership between Co-Founders John Lown and Hiroshi Taketani of Takeya Japan.Takeya

The company is relocating its distribution center to central Ohio from the Cleveland area.

“Moving our warehouse to Whitehall is a direct result of our rapid growth domestically,” said Lown. “The expansive warehouse allows us to continue to provide our customers with a high level of service and efficiency as we steadily grow and expand our product lines and brand. Furthermore, this move puts us closer to our U.S. manufacturing center in the area, reinforcing our sustainable and environmentally-friendly mission, as less transport means less carbon pollution.”

Takeya USA is known for its popular brand of insulated steel water bottles, ThermoFlask, as well as its glass water bottle line and coffee and tea solutions. Takeya USA products can be purchased directly from the company online at www.takeyausa.com, at local stores like Costco and Best Buy, and online retailers like Target.com and Amazon.

“In our brand new space, which has the capability for us to further expand our inventory, we will have state of the art equipment and technology to streamline our ordering process,” Lown said. “We are proud to positively impact the Ohio economy with our growth and job creation.”

Takeya USA officials plan to be fully operational in their Whitehall facility by the end of the month.

ThermoFlaskWhitehall Director of Economic Development Zach Woodruff said it’s exciting to have such an innovative company join the Whitehall community.

“Takeya USA, like a number of other businesses that have recently chosen to locate in Whitehall, is forward-thinking and globally-minded,” he said. “It’s exactly the type of company Whitehall is trying to attract.”

Takeya USA, represented by Rick Trott of CBRE Columbus (www.cbre.us/o/columbus), is the second company to locate within the 140,000-square-foot building, built by Fed One www.fedonedublin.com. Continental Auto Parts opened earlier this year, leaving 40,000 square feet available. The building is listed and managed by the Mark F. Taggart Co, AMO. More information can be found at www.mftco.com.

For more information about Takeya USA, please contact Bolt Public Relations at 949-218-5454 or via email at takeya@boltpr.com. For more information about the City of Whitehall, please contact Gail Martineau at 614-264-4675 or via email at gail.martineau@whitehall-oh.us

Click here to read Columbus Business First’s coverage of the move.