PACCAR Parts’ new $32 million, state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Washington, is now fully operational. Servicing dealers in the Northwestern U.S. and Western Canada, the new 160,000 square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) is almost three times the capacity of its predecessor built in 1973.
“By investing in the latest technology and more than doubling the square footage, we are demonstrating our commitment to being a world-class leader in aftermarket parts distribution,” said David Danforth, PACCAR Parts general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We take pride in upholding our core values of providing customers with the highest product availability, quality service and unmatched value in the industry.”
The Renton PDC represents the new standard for PACCAR Parts distribution centers by incorporating strategic design, innovative technology and sustainability, according to the company. With a 15,000 square-foot small-parts mezzanine and state-of-the-art equipment such as stock-picking equipment with built-in weight scales and a custom parcel conveyor, the facility provides operational efficiency and a 125 percent increase in capacity of parts, enabling it to store over 39,000 different parts.
Energy efficient systems including LED lighting and daylight harvesting contribute to meeting the environmental goals of PACCAR Parts, illustrating the company’s commitment to business sustainability and making a positive impact in the world.
“We designed every aspect of the PDC to create a logical efficient work flow,” said Laura Bloch, PACCAR Parts assistant general manager - operations. “From the ‘pick path’ to the unique stocking fixtures, efficiency and accuracy measures have been taken at every point to streamline customer orders and ensure quick turnaround times.”
The facility also includes a 50-person training room and an interactive “PACCAR Parts Experience” that demonstrates PACCAR Parts distribution network, and products and services to visitors.