At ABW, it is a priority to overinvest in the safety, security, and technology of our facilities. This ensures that our clients enjoy uninterrupted service and peace of mind regarding the security of their products and their data.


Warehouse technology

Information Technology Staff

ABW’s Information Technology (IT) staff combines over 85 years of logistics IT experience with many additional years of logistics operations experience. With degrees in Business Administration (MIS), Computer Science, Information Security & Assurance, Computer Information Systems, and Electrical Engineering, combined with their persistent desire to quickly produce results exceeding customer expectations, this team is ready to develop integration and other solutions to meet any customer needs.

Data Translation

For many years, ABW has embraced the methodology of investing in in-house data translation resources (both people and systems). Our staff has extensive experience implementing EDI maps and other translation algorithms using our Dell Boomi Atomsphere translation engine. This in-house approach supports our mission to deliver rapid, cost-effective solutions to our customers’ data translation requirements.

  • Full X12 EDI Support (940, 943, 944, 945, 846, 856/ASN, 214, 211, 210, and others) to interface to our Warehouse Management System (WMS) and Truck Management System (TMS)
  • Flat/custom data-file formats readily implemented in translation maps
  • Integration with other customer systems
  • Rapid response to customer EDI requests via in-house mapping/programming resources

Data Communication

The systems deployed at ABW provide robust communication with our customers’ systems and with the systems of their customers when desired. Our investments in sophisticated communication platforms allow us to support multiple communication methods.

  • FTP, Secure FTP
  • AS2 with synchronous or asynchronous MDNs
  • Multiple VAN relationships


Advanced Concrete Technology

ABW’s company-owned facilities utilize a variety of advanced concrete slab designs, several of which have won ACI (American Concrete Institute) First-Place awards for Industrial Floors and Exterior Paving. Our super-flat floors are designed to reduce operator fatigue and lift truck maintenance, and the associated reduction in joint count leads to a more sanitary warehouse and reduced equipment damage.

Dock and door design

The dock well/door design in our facilities permits trailers to be backed in and secured prior to door opening, and the dock shelters preclude access in or out of the warehouse in the vicinity of the loading door. This design enhances safety, security, and quality for our temperature-controlled food customers.

Fire Protection Systems

All ABW facilities are protected with automatic ESFR sprinkler systems, and the buildings on our Kennesaw campus are interconnected so that three separate fire pumps and two water storage tanks totaling 450,000 gallons are available to suppress fire in any of these buildings. A Cobb County full-service Fire/HazMat/Police facility is less than 1 mile from the Kennesaw campus.


Our warehouse areas are over-lamped and well-lit, some with high-quality LED fixtures. Backup generators and/or generator connection points are provided at several facilities, all of which are temperature/humidity controlled. Only food or food-compatible products are stored in our facilities.

Pallet Storage Racks

All metro Atlanta facilities are fully racked to reduce product damage and enhance inventory accuracy. ABW currently has a mix of single and double-deep racking that can be re-configured to meet various customer storage needs. Most of our facilities are high-cube with storage up to seven pallets high.

Contact Atlanta Bonded Warehouse to learn how our services can fit your needs.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is a temperature-controlled warehouse?

    A temperature-controlled warehouse uses heating or cooling systems (HVAC) to maintain exact temperature ranges for storing perishable or non-perishable goods before they are shipped to retailers.

    Temperature-controlled warehousing helps protect products from potential spoilage, damage, or contamination caused by fluctuating temperatures. In a temperature-controlled environment, products are more likely to retain their quality, have an extended shelf life, and stay safe for human use or consumption.

    Different products require storage at different temperature ranges, which include ambient (40°F–90°F), mid-temperature (55°F–75°F), refrigerated (28°F–42°F), or frozen (0°F and below)

  • What are ABW's warehouse temperatures?

    Atlanta Bonded Warehouse offers temperature-controlled warehousing solutions for products requiring storage at mid-temperature (55°F–75°F) ranges. We also provide storage at ambient (or “room”) temperatures (40°F–90°F). Examples of mid-temp warehousing products include pharmaceuticals and nutraceuticals, confectionery products, snacks, and beverages, and other products susceptible to high heat and humidity such as rice, pasta, flour, spices, and packaging.

    Ambient temperature warehousing solutions are typically dry, clean, and well-ventilated – ideal for storing non-perishable products such as bagged, canned, or glass-pack goods, packaging, and CPG products.

    ABW does not offer temperature-controlled warehousing solutions for fresh produce, refrigerated, or frozen products needing to be stored below 50°F.