BMW has recently opened two regional parts distribution centres (RDCs) in the US – in California and Texas – which are both now fully operational.

The first RDC in Redlands, California, is serving BMW dealers in the Southwest US, including in Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona, as well as those in Hawaii.

“BMW is dedicated to its customers and dealer network in the US,” said Craig Westbrook, vice president – Aftersales, BMW of North America. “The opening of this regional distribution centre reflects the value we place on the south-western region.”

Real estate developer Prologis developed the 30,000 sq.m site for BMW at the Prologis Redlands Distribution Centre 11, part of the state’s Inland Empire submarket (the region federally defined as the Riverside-San Bernardino-Ontario metropolitan area). It has the potential for expansion by 9,000 sq.m.

The second RDC is in Lancaster, Texas, and will serve the South, including dealerships in Louisiana, Mississippi, Arkansas, Oklahoma and Texas. It covers 26,000 sq.m, with the potential to expand to 34,400 sq.m.

“Overnighting parts to dealerships has long been the industry norm, but with the opening of this RDC in Lancaster, we will provide same day parts delivery to our dealers in Dallas, Fort Worth, Houston, San Antonio and Austin,” said Westbrook.

Both facilities are LEED Silver certified. LEED stands for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design and is a voluntary programme that provides third-party verification of environmentally-sustainable buildings.

BMW has six RDCs in the US, which together handle 80,000 part numbers.