A joint venture between Renault, Nissan and Mitsubishi has been announced, a new state-of-the-art national distribution centre in Melbourne will now store and ship shared parts and accessories.
The shared parts and accessories warehouse is a first for the three brands and falls under the existing Alliance. The goal is to maximise productivity, efficiency and accuracy for fulfilling orders. This initiative should allow each brand to enhance their services for their national dealership networks.
Based in Truganina as part of the CEVA super site, the 37,000 square metre purpose-built facility has been strategically placed between Melbourne’s sea container terminal as well as the airport with direct access to interstate roads.
Nissan’s luxury brand Infiniti will also take advantage of the new facility.
Kent O’Hara, global senior vice president of aftersales for the Alliance commented: “This shared facility is another example of how the Alliance continues to generate synergies to the benefit of our companies, customers and shareholders at a global level.”
Over 90,000 different parts will be housed at the Alliance National Distribution Centre with 11 inbound sea containers, airfreight and other local shipments arriving daily.
Eight B-double transporters also leave the facility delivering 8,500 parts daily direct to dealerships.
With space for up to 100,000 parts and accessories, the facility operates 24 hours a day and includes a 677 square metre wet room with space for 700 pallets.
Another point of significance about the building itself is that it is one of the first six-star Green Star built and accredited buildings in Australia. A roof-mounted solar system provides electricity for the building which also features high bay LED lighting with daylight and motion sensors. An early suppression fast response sprinkler systems and a rainwater system for bathroom and garden irrigation also contribute to the rating.
Rounding out the building features is a dedicated area for the storage of hazardous liquids such as oils, transmission and brake fluids, and the 10 container docks allow for high volume inbound and outbound shipments making the facility fast and efficient.
The Alliance National Distribution Centre is expected to be fully operational from this month.
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