Daimler’s division in China – Daimler Northeast Asia Parts Trading and Services (DPTS), which looks after aftermarket logistics for Mercedes-Benz vehicles – has opened a 36,000 sq.m parts distribution centre (PDC) in Guangzhou.

The company described the facility as ‘built-to-suit’, by which it means the facility was constructed to the carmaker’s exact specifications. It joins a network with the company’s five other regional warehouses, which are in Beijing, Shanghai, Kunshan, Chengdu and Yangzhou.

“Our new built-to-suit warehouse will clearly strengthen DPTS’s nationwide network, while underlining both our strong momentum in recent years and confidence into our future in China,” noted Steffen Holzer, CEO of DPTS. “With our genuine parts services we will continue to stand for parts availability, quality and efficiency, which are as important for us as they are for our customers – in China, like elsewhere.”

DPTS has a total warehouse capacity of approximately 170,000 square meters, including the latest footprint, and stocks more than 53,000 different parts for Mercedes passenger cars and vans and trucks.

The division is offering same day delivery if needed, as well as during Saturday, and is making deliveries across distances up to 4,000km.

At present the company reports it is serving 325 Mercedes-Benz passenger car dealers, plus another 52 Mercedes-Benz van and 34 truck outlets, altogether in 196 cities across China.

“DPTS plays an important role for our customer-first approach in China, by delivering our customers genuine parts in the right quantity, with the right quality and at the right time and place,” said Hubertus Troska, Member of the Board of Management Daimler AG responsible for Greater China. “Going further, we will continue to enhance our parts and aftersales logistics infrastructure, being just more proof of our deep root in China’s automotive industry.”