PACCAR Parts recently celebrated the opening of a 160,000-square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) in Toronto, Ontario.
The company said the new facility will help increase uptime for commercial vehicle fleets of all sizes in the Greater Toronto area.
PACCAR dealers, customers, vendors and suppliers toured the state-of-the-art facility and learned about the products, services and technology behind PACCAR Parts parts availability during the grand opening celebration. An interactive 3D model of the distribution center called the “PACCAR Experience” gave attendees a look at how PACCAR Parts uses PDC technology across its distribution network to deliver what it says is superior customer service.
“The PDC uses advanced technologies such as voice-activated order picking and automated banding conveyance to streamline order processing and speed up turnaround times at every touchpoint,” said Jim Walenczak, PACCAR Parts assistant general manager of operations.
The new distribution center officially opened its doors Oct 22, 2018, and serves 65 dealerships throughout Canada. The new PDC replaced a 55,000-square-foot facility in Brampton, Ontario. The Toronto facility is the latest addition to PACCAR Parts’ global distribution network that includes 18 PDCs with more than 2.8 million square feet of warehouse space.
“The grand opening of this facility demonstrated our commitment to providing industry-leading uptime to our customers across Canada and North America,” said David Danforth, PACCAR Parts general manager and PACCAR vice president. “This milestone was made possible with the support of many talented individuals who dedicated their time and expertise to making it a reality.”