PorschePorsche will open its first parts distribution centre (PDC) near Toronto by the end of next year as it responds to a 17% increase in sales of its vehicles across Canada during 2017. Last year, the premium sports car manufacturer sold almost 8,250 vehicles at its 19 dealerships across the country.

The carmaker said the 9,300 sq.m facility would improve delivery times to those 19 dealerships by providing ground and air overnight deliveries coast-to-coast. No logistics contracts have yet been announced. Currently, service parts are shipped directly from Porsche distribution facilities in the US and Germany.

“We are proud to announce this exciting project,” said Marc Ouayoun, president and CEO, Porsche Cars Canada. “This future operation will strengthen our commitment to the Canadian market and enable us to further enhance the customer experience and centricity, which are integral parts of the brand’s pillars.”