Scania to boost parts availability

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Scania plans to boost its parts distribution capacity and is extending capacity at its central warehouse in Europe. A completely new parts warehouse will be built in South America. A total of SEK 400 million will be invested in these facilities, which will go into service during the first quarter of 2013.

“This investment is being made so we can continue to ensure high availability of parts. Good parts availability at service workshops is of prime importance for our customers’ profitability,” said Jan Andries Oldenkamp, head of Scania Parts Logistics.

Scania’s central warehouse in Opglabbeek, Belgium, was opened in 1993 and since 2007 has served as the parts distribution hub for its 1,000 European dealerships and to the regional warehouses which supply Scania dealerships in the rest of the world. The existing facility will be supplemented with a new 36,500 square metre building.

In South America, Scania’s parts supply occurs via a facility located near the firm’s production unit in São Paulo. This operation will be moved to the municipality of Vinhedo in the Campinas region, which has developed into a logistics centre for road and air transport services. The new 16,000 square metre building will represent a 60% increase in capacity.

Scania is investing in its regional parts distribution in the rest of the world, including Singapore.