Lexington, KY

Sumitomo Electric Wiring Systems (SEWS) is a global automotive supplier of wiring electronic systems, and is a subsidiary of the 400 year old Japanese based Sumitomo Corporation. Crossdock Development was tasked with constructing the largest warehouse in Sumitomo’s 400 year history and complete it in a time frame that would coincide with the closing of its existing facility in Lexington, Kentucky. Improvements in productivity at the new Crossdock Development facility were achieved with the application of new technologies and changing from an existing single load building to a cross-docking facility. Increased market trends in the automotive sector also required the new SEWS facility to incorporate expansion capabilities to meet anticipated future demands.

Crossdock Development secured significant economic development funding for road infrastructure and negotiated the land price to include the timely delivery of off-site infrastructure and utilities. Off-site and road utilities were constructed on-time and at no cost to Sumitomo or Crossdock Development.

The project resulted in retaining existing 28 jobs in the city of Lexington and adding 10 new employees with a total $8.5 million investment by Sumitomo.


Property Type

Automotive, Manufacturing


438,750 S.F. Expanded to 521,000 SF


Lexington, KY

Property Details

  • 438,750 S.F Expanded to 521,000 S.F
  • Largest Building in 400 Year Old Company
  • Tier 1 International Automotive Supplier – Ranked in Top 100 Global OEM Parts Suppliers
  • Global Manufacturer of Advanced Electrical Distribution System, Electronics, and Connection Systems in Over 20 Countries
  • State of the Art Security, Telecommunications, Material Handling and Redundant Systems
  • Improved operations achieved switching from SEWS single loading to double loading facility (shipping & receiving on opposite sides)

Year Completed

Sumitomo SEWS Lexington

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