PACCAR Parts begins the construction of a new state-of-the-art Parts Distribution Centre (PDC) in the city of Massbach, Bayern, Germany. An official ground-breaking ceremony was held, which signalled the beginning of an €85 million investment. “The new PDC is instrumental in further strengthening our industry-leading parts supply for DAF dealers and customers in Germany, Switzerland and the Eastern part of France”, commented Dick Leek, General Manager PACCAR Parts Europe.
The new 240,000 square foot (22,000 square meters) facility will be situated on a 54-acre (22-hectares) site and is expected to open in 2024. The operation is designed to provide a world-class service to the dealer network with shipments and emergency orders delivered within hours.
The PDC will have the capacity to store over 80,000 parts lines.
The Massbach PDC will utilise leading edge technologies and innovations, including voice-directed material handling, the most advanced scanning equipment and automated packaging systems to boost order fulfilment.
PACCAR’s environmental leadership will be further increased as the building will be solar powered and incorporate ‘green roof’ concepts. Eco-friendly heat pumps maintain building temperature all year round. Electric truck charging facilities will be installed at the site and the entire fleet of material handling equipment will be electric, resulting in zero onsite gas emissions and quiet operations.