With hundreds in attendance, the Volvo Group on Tuesday celebrated the inauguration of its new 1 million-square-foot Central Distribution Center (CDC) in Byhalia, Miss. The $70-million state-of-the-art facility supports the company’s Mack and Volvo truck brands, as well as Volvo Construction Equipment and Volvo Penta.
Located 25 miles southeast of Memphis, Tenn., the new CDC represents another major investment in North America by the Volvo Group and employs 250 people. The facility is based near major transportation hubs and infrastructure, thus improving delivery performance and efficiency for dealers and customers.
The CDC was designed to showcase the industry’s best logistics technologies and lean processes within a sustainable and environmentally conscious shell. The orientation of the facility was set to maximize natural daylight throughout the day and reduce energy consumption. Energy usage is kept minimal through the use of innovative building materials, state-of-the-art LED lighting and a comprehensive building automation system. Built in just over six months, the facility is now fully operational.
The Volvo Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service.