Unipart Logistics is managing a purpose-built aftermarket parts distribution centre in Mickleton, New Jersey as part of a new five-year contract signed with Jaguar Land Rover (JLR). The move supports JLR’s expansion into the north-east of the US.
The 26,000 sq.m facility, which is already operational, is storing and moving out parts for both Jaguar and Land Rover, distributing to 90 retailers in the region, as well as to the port of Baltimore. Operations include receiving and outward distribution, reverse logistics and transport management.
Unipart Logistics has existing contracts with JLR in the US, operating other warehouses across the country. According to Unipart it provides technical first line support, customer service, branded goods, special service orders, and retailer inventory management.
The company also provides supply chain services to JLR in in the UK and Asia Pacific.
“We are proud of our deep-rooted partnership with Jaguar Land Rover,” said Claire Walters, Unipart’s COO. “This, allied to our expertise in supply chain transformation, continuous improvement and digital innovation, has ensured we are well placed to develop Mickleton into a flagship dual-brand facility to enhance Jaguar Land Rover’s continued growth in North America.”
In the UK Unipart manages aftermarket logistics and packer operations, branded goods and in-production logistics at the Jaguar Land Rover Battery Assembly Centre.
Earlier this year, in June, the company secured a five-year contract to run the new, custom-built, 270,000 sq.m Jaguar Land Rover Global Parts Logistics Centre at Appleby Magna in Leicestershire, which will open in 2022.