C-Store Master Breaks Ground on State-of-the-Art Robotic Distribution Warehouse

C-Store Master broke ground Tuesday for the company’s 120,000-square-foot automated warehouse.

But it’s not just another warehouse. This $12 million facility will feature state-of-the-art robot technology.

The warehouse is scheduled to open early next year on Mastin Lake Road, just off North Memorial Parkway. It will be the only one of its kind in the country and will employ about 40 people.

COO Sharan Kalva

“Huntsville is the perfect place for our work because of its booming business environment and central location to the entire Southeast,” said Sharan Kalva, C-Store Master chief operating officer. “We believe this cutting edge warehouse paired with our innovative software will continue to set us apart from our competitors.”

C-Store Master has partnered with Geek+ to incorporate three robot technologies in the new warehouse, improving accuracy to 99.99 percent. The multi-level shuttle system is the first of its kind in the Southeast.

“C-Store Master’s robots will increase their productivity by three to four times,” said Rick DeFiesta, Geek+ director of business development and partnership. “We’re proud to partner with their team on this efficiency to help provide even quicker service for their customers.”

Specializing in the tobacco and beverages, C-Store Master services more than 2,000 independent c-stores and some 4,000 chain stores throughout the Southeast, including more than 3,000 Circle K locations.