AUBURN HILLS, Mich., May 19, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --
- 400,000-plus square-foot Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) expands Mopar North American footprint to 22 PDCs
- Virginia PDC will create more than 70 jobs and include two shifts
- Virginia PDC to handle more than 50,000 part numbers, service more than 200 FCA US dealers and ship approximately 9.2 million pieces annually
FCA US LLC has started preliminary work on a new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Winchester, Va. The 400,000-plus square-foot facility, scheduled to open in the fourth quarter of 2016, expands the Mopar North American footprint to 22 PDCs.
The facility will handle more than 50,000 part numbers distributed to over 200 FCA US dealerships, located primarily in the Mid-Atlantic region, as well as some locations in the East Coast, Midwest and South. Once operational, the facility is projected to ship approximately 9.2 million pieces annually. The Virginia PDC's footprint will cover more than 27 acres.
"The opening of the Virginia PDC will significantly increase our dealer network strength in this important and growing market, improving customer service by delivering faster and more efficiently parts and accessories to dealerships," said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. "This helps us to achieve our mission at Mopar of supporting our customers with the products they need to promptly maintain, repair or personalize their vehicles."
Daily outbound shipments are projected at 24 tractor-trailers, with 10 inbound shipments each day. The Virginia PDC will include two shifts and create more than 70 jobs.
FCA US will invest $12.2 million in equipment for the Virginia facility. In addition, FCA US will tap into local resources for assistance in areas such as janitorial services, facilities management and exterior building maintenance.
The Virginia PDC is the first since a new parts distribution center was inaugurated in Toluca, Mexico, in February 2015 to serve the local market, and will add to the Mopar brand's current network of 53 PDCs (including joint ventures) worldwide.
The facility will be launched under FCA World Class Logistics methodology, which establishes a synchronized supply chain that progressively eliminates waste through the contribution of all employees and the rigorous use of methods and standards that promote an approach of continuous improvement.
The new Mopar PDC will also be LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) certified. LEED, administered by the United States Green Building Council, is a comprehensive system to define, measure and validate green buildings. Certification in the national recognition program is based on strict standards in five key areas: site planning, water management, energy, material use and indoor environmental quality.
For information on employment opportunities at the Virginia PDC, applicants can visit http://www.fcagroupcareers.com/Pages/default.aspx using requisition number 1021451 for the Mopar Warehouse Operations Manager position and requisition number 1021453 for the Mopar Warehouse Unit Leader position.
About Mopar Brand
Mopar (a simple contraction of the words MOtor and PARts) was trademarked in 1937 with the launch of an antifreeze product, but it truly made its mark in the 1960s during the muscle-car era. From Mopar Performance Parts to enhance speed and handling for both road and racing use, the brand soon expanded to include technical service and customer support.
Today, Mopar is the service, parts and customer-care brand of FCA US LLC and distributes more than 500,000 parts and accessories in over 150 markets around the world. With more than 50 parts distribution centers and 25 customer contact centers globally, Mopar integrates service, parts and customer-care operations in order to enhance dealer and customer support worldwide. Mopar is the source for genuine parts and accessories for FCA brands.
Mopar parts are engineered together with the same teams that create factory-authorized specifications for FCA vehicles. This offers a direct connection that no other aftermarket parts company can provide. A complete list of Mopar accessories and performance parts is available at www.mopar.com.
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SOURCE FCA US LLC