• Planned 500,000-square-foot Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) in Romulus, Michigan, to house more than 100 employees
• Romulus facility is second planned Mopar PDC in U.S. to be announced this year, including PDC currently under construction in Winchester, Virginia
• Romulus Mopar PDC tentatively scheduled to open in 3Q 2017
• New Metro Detroit facility will ship estimated 45 million pieces annually
FCA US LLC has announced a $10.4 million investment in a new Mopar Parts Distribution Center (PDC) located in Romulus, Michigan. The new facility will encompass 500,000 square feet and more than 100 workers. Preliminary construction work has already begun on the new Metro Detroit PDC.
The Romulus PDC will increase the Mopar brand's network to 23 PDCs in North America when it opens in 3Q 2017. Construction of a new Mopar PDC in Winchester, Virginia, was also announced earlier this year, with that facility scheduled to open in 1Q 2017.
"With the start of preliminary work on the Romulus PDC, along with the new facility under way in Virginia, FCA US will have invested a total of more than $22 million in these two new PDC projects," said Pietro Gorlier, Head of Parts and Service (Mopar), FCA – Global. "These facilities confirm FCA's continued commitment to customer service, and will strengthen the Mopar supply chain, both in North America and also globally."
The Romulus PDC will handle approximately 45 million parts annually. Each day, the facility will accept more than 30 inbound trailers and dispatch 40 outbound trailers. Two shifts will operate the new facility.
The $10.4 million investment does not include anticipated ancillary economic opportunities for local businesses tapped to provide services such as landscaping, waste removal, building maintenance and more.
The facility will be launched under FCA World Class Logistics methodology, which establishes a synchronized supply chain that progressively eliminates waste through 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.
Information on employment opportunities, including a link applicants can visit, will be provided at a later date.
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.
Source : prnewswire.com