Paccar Parts recently celebrated the grand opening of its new state-of-the-art distribution center in Renton, Wash., bringing together more than 500 people including Paccar dealers and customers, parts suppliers and transit carriers, project vendors, city of Renton officials, representatives of Washington state officials, and Paccar employees.
Guests were provided guided tours of the state-of-the-art facility, and interactive displays on key products and services following the ribbon-cutting ceremony.
“The historic event was a success and would not have been possible without the hard work and passion of those involved with the planning and execution,” said Paccar Vice President and Paccar Parts General Manager David Danforth. “Being able to share such a monumental achievement as a division is what made the occasion so special.”
The 160,000-square-foot parts distribution center (PDC) became operational in April of 2016. It serves 91 prime dealerships throughout the Northwestern United States and Western Canada, and is one of 17 PDCs worldwide with capacity to store 38,000 different aftermarket parts for all makes of trucks, trailers and buses.
The Renton PDC incorporates productivity-inspired design; distribution technology such as hydraulic lift tables, custom parcel conveyor and spiral conveyance; and environmental sustainability with LED lighting and an advanced energy-management system.
Paccar Parts operates a network of parts distribution centers that offer aftermarket parts sales support to DAF, Kenworth and Peterbilt dealerships, and TRP stores around the world.