Paccar Parts’ new parts distribution center (PDC) in Louisville, Kentucky, is now fully operational, according to the company's news release.
The 260,000-square-foot facility aims to increase parts availability for dealers and customers in the central, mid-Atlantic, and southeastern regions of the U.S. It also utilizes technologies to increase operational efficiency, according Paccar. The center features next day delivery and the capacity to store over 80,000 parts.
“The Louisville PDC will use the latest technologies to reduce the time between order placement and delivery, allowing us to maximize uptime for customers,” said Tom Floyd, Paccar Parts senior director, operations.
The distribution center is Paccar Parts’ 18th PDC, increasing global capacity to more than 3.4 million square feet of warehouse space. According to Paccar, each PDC is located to provide for more than 2,300 Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF dealers, and TRP retail locations worldwide. Paccar Parts’ PDCs uses technologies 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 strategic location of the Louisville PDC expands our dealer reach and reinforces our commitment to world-class service in aftermarket parts distribution. We take pride in upholding our core values of providing customers with the highest product availability, best customer experience and unmatched value in the industry,” said Laura Bloch, Paccar Parts GM and Paccar VP.
The Louisville PDC features warehouse air conditioning. The facility also includes a 50-person training room and an interactive “Paccar Parts Experience” that showcases Paccar Parts’ distribution network, products, and services to visitors.