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Volvo to open parts distribution centre in Toronto serving Canadian customers

Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is bolstering its commitment to customer uptime with a new parts distribution center in the Greater Toronto Area which is scheduled to open in early 2018. 

"This new facility is a key step in our journey to be number one in machine uptime in the industry," said Ken Silverman, vice president, Aftermarket and Customer Solutions, Volvo CE Region Americas. "Today's customers have an expectation of next-day delivery, and the new distribution center, located near Toronto's main international airport hub, will improve our lead times and give us the ability to deliver parts anywhere in Canada by early AM the next day." 

The distribution center supports Volvo CE's best-in-class customer experience initiative and allows Volvo dealers to restock both common and business-critical parts faster — a huge advantage for its more than forty dealer locations across Canada. Currently, Volvo CE ships parts to Canadian dealers from the United States. 

"For us, the new distribution center is significant because it will help avoid customs delays," said Jack Bradley, vice president, Supply Chain, for Canadian dealer Strongco. "Now we will have much faster lead times and easier access to fast-moving parts." 

"This Canadian parts distribution facility will give our Strongco customers improved access to critical Volvo OEM parts inventory on this side of the border," said Oliver Nachevski, vice president of the Construction Equipment Division for Strongco. "This is a very exciting announcement as both Strongco and our customers will benefit from enhanced parts availability, which will enable us to offer next day express delivery capabilities." 

This is the latest move in Volvo's ongoing work to provide industry-best parts delivery. In 2015, it opened a1 million ft2 distribution center in Byhalia, Mississippi, in addition to secondary parts distribution centers in Columbus, Ohio and Reno, Nevada. Now by improving its distribution footprint with the new 181,000 ft2 Parts Distribution Center in Canada, which replaces a regional parts depot there, the company will be able to deliver critical parts to any dealer across Canada in major markets —by 8 a.m. the next day after the order is placed. 

"Clearly this is a big step in Volvo's commitment to be number one in uptime in the industry," said Colin Matejka, COO, Great West Equipment in Vernon, British Columbia. "This is really big for us and our customers since we can now ensure quicker delivery. For our staff, this is a huge morale boost — now we can confidently look a customer in the eye and commit to 24-hour delivery without hesitation." 

The Support Distribution Center will be operated by Volvo Group Service Market Logistics. In addition to providing parts for Volvo CE dealers, the distribution center will also provide parts for Volvo's other business areas.

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  • Volvo Construction Equipment

    312 Volvo Way
    Shippensburg , PA
    US , 17257

    Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) is a major international company developing, manufacturing and marketing equipment for construction and related industries. Its products, leaders in many world markets, include a comprehensive range of wheel loaders, hydraulic excavators, articulated haulers, motor graders, soil and asphalt compactors, pavers, milling machines and compact equipment. Volvo CE is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses and construction equipment, as well as drive systems for marine and industrial applications. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, which employs about 115,000 people, has production facilities in 20 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company headquartered in Göteborg, Sweden.

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