In order to streamline inventory management and house more parts, Claas, an agricultural machinery company, expands their parts distribution center in Columbus, Ind. This expansion increases the footprint of their parts distribution center by 75% to 175,000 square feet which allows for an additional 18 shipping and receiving docks.
“With the addition of 18 new truck docks, we are able to support the growing number of parts orders in the most efficient and cost effective manner," explained Roger Parker, Vice-President North American Parts. "This expansion has also helped facilitate many other efficiencies,".
The Columbus facility is the primary distribution hub for Claas customers in the United States. The last expansion to the facility included an additional 42,000 square feet in 2007. Both recent expansions help the company stay on top of growing demand as well as allow for projected growth.
According to Claas Group Executive Board Member, Jan-Hendrik Mohr, “Claas finished last business year near record levels, which is good in an environment where the global markets have been trending down. Here in North America we have made a big step in Columbus with this expansion. This facility, along with a new Parts facility in Saskatchewan will help ensure that we are prepared to support our customers well into the future.”
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