PACCAR Parts recently celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Washington.
The grand opening celebration brought together over 500 people including PACCAR dealers and customers, parts suppliers and transit carriers, project vendors, city of Renton officials, representatives of Washington state officials, and PACCAR employees. Guests were provided guided tours of the state-of-the-art facility, and interactive displays on key products and services following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The ribbon-cutting ceremony included Renton City Mayor Denis Law, PACCAR Chief Executive Officer Ron Armstrong, PACCAR Vice President and PACCAR Parts General Manager David Danforth, and PACCAR Parts General Operations Manager Tom Floyd.
“The historic event was a success and would not have been possible without the hard work and passion of those involved with the planning and execution,” said PACCAR Vice President and PACCAR Parts General Manager David Danforth. “Being able to share such a monumental achievement as a division is what made the occasion so special.”
The 160,000 square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) became operational in April of 2016. It serves 91 prime dealerships throughout the Northwestern United States and Western Canada, and is one of 17 PDCs worldwide with capacity to store 38,000 different aftermarket parts for all makes of trucks, trailers and buses.
The Renton PDC incorporates productivity-inspired design; distribution technology such as hydraulic lift tables, custom parcel conveyor and spiral conveyance; and environmental sustainability with LED lighting and an advanced energy-management system.
“Looking forward, the $32 million operations investment in the new Renton facility will continue to positively impact our dealers and customers,” said PACCAR Parts Assistant General Manager – Operations Laura Bloch. “With a shipping accuracy of 99.98% and a regional order fulfillment rate for stocking items of 96% the Renton PDC will continue to provide quality parts and service that is unmatched in the industry.”
Key partners involved in the construction of the facility included general contractor Howard S. Wright, Freiheit & Ho Architects, and Engineered Products for their contribution to the facility’s structural racking.
“Our partners were key to the facility’s success,” said PACCAR Parts General Operations Manager Tom Floyd. “The grand opening is not just about the PDC itself, but the people behind it. The expertise and professionalism each partner brought to the team contributed greatly to a new standard for PACCAR Parts distribution centers, ultimately enhancing our global supply chain for our dealers and customers.”
About PACCAR Parts:
PACCAR Parts operates a network of parts distribution centers that offer aftermarket parts sales support to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships, and TRP stores around the world. The company provides quality brands that not only meet OEM specifications, but also customers’ expectations regardless of the make, model or age of their truck. For more information, visit PACCARParts.com.