Work on the centre, designed to serve the Northern region of India which accounts for 35-40% of the carmaker’s parts sales in the country, marks the beginning of the first phase of VW’s Depot Network Development Project. The company is planning to set up depots in a further three regions: Greater Mumbai, Bangalore and Kolkata. Combined storage capacity across the sites is expected to be around 43,000 square metres.
The first centre is being built next to the planned Kudli-Manesar-Palwal (KMP) corridor, a location that is expected to significantly improve lead times for parts deliveries to dealers and service centres in the region.
At a ground-breaking ceremony last week VW Group Sales India’s managing director, Maik Stephan, was joined by Dietmar Hildebrandt, director of Group Service at the division.