GM subsidiary Chevrolet has invested $5m in the construction of its second regional warehouse for spare parts and accessories distribution to more than half the company’s dealerships in the Urals, Volgarad and Siberia regions of Russia.
Covering 11,000m2 at the Pyshma Logopark near Yekaterinburg in the Russian Province of Sverdlovsk, the warehouse will serve 72 dealerships with logistics provider DHL making the deliveries. The warehouse, which will hold up to 5,000 parts, will be managed by Newport Trading (Tablogix).
“Chevrolet Russia is striving to become a more customer-oriented company and respond faster to consumer demands and market trends,” said Tolga Atmaca, after-sales director for Chevrolet Russia. “Launch of a regional warehouse will help us to be closer to our customers [and] special attention will be paid to ensuring that all business processes strictly comply with GM standards,” he said.
The strategic position of the new site will reduce delivery times as well as lessening the burden on the company’s existing 25,000m2 warehouse in Golitsyno near Moscow which DHL and Tablogix also support. The company also has plans to use the new facility for parts and accessories for other GM brands.
Previous delivery from Moscow to the Ural and Siberia dealerships took nine days, whereas the Yekaterinburg facility will reduce similar orders to just five days, and urgent delivery will decrease from five to between two and three according to Chevrolet.