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Volvo CE expands parts distribution in West

By |  May 3, 2021

Volvo Construction EquipmentVolvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) completed a 75,000-sq.-ft. expansion of its Reno, Nevada, regional parts distribution center.

The project, done in conjunction with Volvo Group Service Market Logistics, increases floor space by 125 percent. It also brings parts closer to construction equipment customers with faster delivery times and reduced shipping costs, Volvo CE says.

Volvo Group has operated the Reno distribution center since 2006, supporting the Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks brands.

With the expansion, Volvo CE says ground orders for California and the Northwest are now arriving two days faster compared to shipping from the Volvo Group’s central distribution center in Byhalia, Mississippi. A new dedicated delivery service now operates out of Reno as an exclusive carrier to expedite overnight shipments to Western U.S. dealers, with deliveries arriving at dealer branches as early as 4 a.m. the next day.

“By pooling the resources of the Volvo Group, these improvements to our North American logistics network increase efficiency and provide faster response times,” says Stephen Roy, president of Region North America at Volvo CE. “Our commitment is to ensure we support machine uptime for our West Coast customers, and moving parts closer to where they do business is one of the major steps.”

According to Volvo CE, many Western U.S. dealers are challenged to support customers spread across a vast territory. Planting a stand-alone parts center in the region should have a significant impact, says Tom Zimmer, president of Tri-State Truck & Equipment.

“The Reno parts center has cut our lead times by 40 to 50 percent for construction equipment stock orders,” says Zimmer, whose dealership services customers in Montana, Wyoming and the Nebraska panhandle. “As a Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks dealer, we have seen the faster delivery times gained by having an aftermarket parts warehouse in our region. Now, we can offer the same level of uptime support to construction customers.”

While the expansion directly impacts customers in the Western U.S., Volvo CE says customers and dealers across the U.S. are benefitting from rebalanced parts volumes throughout the supply chain.

Kevin Yanik

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Kevin Yanik is the editor-in-chief of Pit & Quarry magazine. Yanik can be reached at 216-706-3724 or kyanik@northcoastmedia.net.

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