PACCAR Parts recently opened a new 250,000-square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) in Las Vegas NV.
The facility, which includes a 20,000-square-foot, small-parts mezzanine, became operational in May and has increased parts availability and uptime to dealers and customers, the company said. This PDC serves 95 Kenworth, Peterbilt and TRP locations in the Southwest United States and Northwest Mexico.
“The new Las Vegas PDC features state-of-the-art technology that allows us to reduce the time between order placement and delivery,” said Jim Walenczak, PACCAR Parts assistant general manager of operations. “Ultimately, it is about getting our dealers the parts they need faster so we can maximize uptime for fleet customers.”
The new distribution center has three times the capacity of the facility it replaces and is the latest addition to the PACCAR Parts global distribution network, which includes 18 PDCs with more than 3.1 million square feet of warehouse space. PACCAR Parts says it utilizes advanced technologies and innovation to increase operational efficiency, including stock-picking equipment with built-in weigh scales, voice-directed picking technology and an automated banding conveyance system to boost order fulfillment.
“The operations investment in the new Las Vegas facility will positively impact our dealers and customers,” said Tom Floyd, PACCAR Parts senior director of operations. “With a shipping accuracy of 99.98% and order fulfillment rate of 99%, the Las Vegas PDC will provide quality parts and service that is unmatched in the industry.”
The Las Vegas PDC features warehouse air conditioning, a 300-kilowatt solar panel system and reflective white roofing material to reduce building heat gain. A large training center will allow the PDC to host educational and informational meetings with dealers, fleet customers, suppliers and PACCAR employees.
“PACCAR Parts is dedicated to providing industry-leading uptime and outstanding aftermarket parts and service to our customers,” said David Danforth, PACCAR Parts general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We are very proud of our exceptional employees and their contributions to the opening of this world-class facility.”